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NEW ENGLAND 
HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL 

REGISTER 



1917 



Volume LXXI 




PUBLISHED BY THE SOCIETY 

AT THE ROBERT HENRY EDDY MEMORIAL ROOMS 

9 ASHBURTON PLACE, BOSTON 

1917 



Suiter 
HENRY EDWARDS SCOTT 



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INDEX OF SUBJECTS 



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Abbe, Cleieland and J. O. NichoU Abbe- 
Abbey genealogy, in memory of John 
Abbe and his descendents noticed 191 

Abbey tgenealogy, descendants of John, by 
C. Abbe and J. G. Nichols noticed 191 

Adams, Mass., Friends' records 360 

Albany, N. Y., deeds, 1678-1704, voL 2, in 
New York State Library History, bul- 
letin 9 noticed 96 

Alexander, John W., memoir, by John G. Agar 
noticed 95 

ALMY and variants 

Almy, Amie, win 1626 313 

Henry, will 1590 312 

Margaret, will 1680 316 

William, ancestry, English 310 
Allmey, Christopher, will 1624 314 
Allmt, William, will 1660 315 
Aixmye, Christopher, will 1601 312 

Thomas, will 1623 313 

William, will 1646 315 

Almet, Christopher, will 1680 316 

Robert, will 1691 316 
Almeye, Robert, win 1582 311 

Aijjie, William, wfll 1587 311 

William, wffl 1629 314 
Awlmt, Robert, wffl 1596 312 

Almy baptisms, marriages, and burials from 

English parish registers 317 
pedigree, descendants of John, of Ashby 

Magna, co. Leicester, Eng. 324 
pedigree, descendants of John of Dunton- 

Bassett, co. Leicester, Eng. 319 
pedigree, descendants of Robert, of Dunton- 

Bassett, co. Leicester, Eng. 322 
American Irish Historical Society, journals, 

vol. 1, nos. 1 and 2 noticed 97 
Amesbury, Mass., and Salisbury, Mass., his- 
tory, old families, vol. 3, by D. W. Hoyt 

noticed 290 
Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of 

Massachusetts, 277th annual record 

noticed 290 
Andrews, Frank De Wette Burials in the Old 

Stone Fort cemetery at Schoharie, N. Y. 

noticed 290 
Andrews genealogy, descendants of John', of 

Ipswich, Mass., and Norwich, Conn., 

by H. A. GoodeU noticed 94 
Annapolis, N. 3. (Port Royal), expedition, 

1710, account of the treasurer of the 

Colony of Rhode Island noticed 193 
Appleton genealogy, descendants of William 

and Maxv A., by S. M. Loring noticed 

287 
Atlantic County, X. J., history noticed 369 
Awlmy, see Almy 
Ayer, Mrs. Marguerite Levering (Woods), 

notice lv 



Ayres genealogy, family of Fairfield co., Conn., 
by J. N. States noticed 94 

Bachiler, Rev. Stephen, memoir, by V. G. 

Sanborn noticed 288 
Bailey, Hollis Russell The beginning of the 

First Church in Cambridge noticed 370 
Baker, Frank, memoir noticed 193 

Fred Abbott Genealogical record. Rev. 

Nicholas Baker (1610-1678) and his 

descendants noticed 368 
Baker genealogy, descendants of Nicholas, by 

F. A. Baker noticed 368 

Balch, Edwin Swift Elise Willing Balch, in 
memoriam noticed 289 , 

Elise Willing, memoir, by E. S. Balch noticed 

289 
Thomas Willing The Philadelphia assem- 
blies noticed 194 

Baldwin, Thomas Williams Vital records of 

Cohasset, Mass., to the year 1850 noticed 

289 
Vital records of Northbridge, Mass., to the 

year 1850 noticed 290 
Vital records of Uxbridge, Mass., to the 

year 1850 noticed 194 
Ball genealogy, descendants of Allen, by L. A. 

Bradley noticed 192 
Ballord, Esek Steere, notice xli 
Bangor Historical Society, proceedings, 1914- 

1915 noticed 97 

Banks, Gen. Nathaniel Prentice, memoir noticed 

96 
Barnes, Abel Tuttle, notice xxxvii 

Bartlett, Edwin Julius The descendants of 
Samuel Colcord Bartlett and Eleanor 
Pettengill, his wife, of Salisbury, N. H., 
to November 1, 1915 noticed 192 
Joseph Gardner The English home and 
ancestry of Richard Seamer or Semer 
of Hartford, Conn. 105 

Bartlett genealogy, descendants of Samuel G., 
by E. J. Bartlett noticed 192 

Barton, Benjamin Smith, memoir, by E. F. 
Smith noticed 96 

BaskervUl, Patrick Hamilton The Hamiltons 
of Burnside, N. G., and their ancestors 
and descendants noticed 94 

Bates Bulletin, vol. 5, no. 2, series 2 noticed 368 

Baxter, Hon. James Phinney, address before 
N. E. Hist. Gen. Society 1917 xi 

Bevier, Katharine The Bevier family; a his- 
tory of the descendants of Louis Bevier 
noticed 192 

Bevier genealogy, descendants of Louis, by 
K. Bevier noticed 192 

Biddeford, Me., vital records 123 211 

Biography, American, cyclopedia, vols. 1 and 
2, published under the direction of The 
American Historical Society noticed 289 



Index of Subjects 



Blake, Francis Everett, memoir with portrait 

and autograph 3 
Blake-Torrey genealogy, ancestry of Nathan 

and Susan (.Torrey) Blake, by A. T. 

Blake Fenno Gendrot noticed 192 

Bliss, Edward Penniman, memoir noticed 369 

Blodgett, Isaac Dimond, notice lxv 

Bloomfield, Conn., church records 74 153 271 
295 

Blue, Charles Francis Biography of Alexander 

Fader noticed 369 
Bolles, Dr. William Palmer, notice adix 

Bolton, Charles Knovles Francis Everett 
Blake, LL.D. 3 

Boston, Mass., history, by R. Shackleton 
noticed 194 
St. Paul's Cathedral, site of, and its neigh- 
borhood, by R. M. Lawrence noticed 
97 

Bowen, Charles Wetter, notice lx 

Boyd genealogy, descendants of James, in 
preparation 93 

Bradley, Leonard Abram History of the Ball 
family: genealogy of the New Haven 
branch, Allen Ball and some of his 
descendants, 1638-1864 noticed 192 

Bridgewater, Mass., vital records to 1850, 
vol. 1, births noticed 97 
vital records to 1850, vol. 2, marriages and 
deaths noticed 97 

Brown, Ernest W. Biographical memoir of 
George William Hill, 1838-1914 noticed 
96 

Brown genealogy, descendants of Ephraim, 
1637-1916, in Early years on the 
Western Reserve, by 6. C. Wing noticed 
94 

Browne, William Bradford The Peterson fam- 
ily of Duxbury, Mass. noticed 192 
Records of the Society of Friends at East 
Hoosuck (Adams), Mass. 360 

Budd family, pedigree of Merritt L., by E. H. 
Lum noticed 287 

Bunker Hill Monument Association, proceed- 
ings 1916 noticed 97 

Butterfield, Brig.-Gen. Franklin George, notice 

Till 

California, University of, graduates, directory, 
1864-1916 noticed 193 

Cambridge, Mass., First Church, history, by 
H. R. Bailey noticed 370 

Cambridge Historical Society, publications 9, 
proceedings, 1914 noticed 194 

Cary, John, descendants, bulletin, no. 19, new 
series noticed 94 

Chamberlain, George Walter The English an- 
cestry of William Almy of Portsmouth, 
R. I. 310 
Report of the Committee on Collection of 
Records xx 

Chase Chronicle, vol. 7, no. 4 noticed 94; vol. 

8, no. 1 noticed 192; vol. 8, no. 3 noticed 

368 
Chauncey, Charles, notice li 
Elihu, notice liii 

Cheever, Dr. David Williams, memoir, by 
G. W. Gay noticed 96 

Chelmsford, Mass., history, by W. Waters 
noticed 370 

Clay, Hiland Henry Genealogy and history 
of the Clay family noticed 192 

Clay genealogy, by H. H. Clay noticed 192 

Clinch County, Ga., history, by F. Huxford 
noticed 370 



Clough genealogy, descendants of John 188 

Coats of arms, see Heraldry 

Cohan genealogy, by W. H. L. McCourtie 

noticed 94 
Cohasset, Mass., vital records to 1850, by 

T. W. Baldwin noticed 289 
Comstock, John M. The Congregational 

churches of Vermont and their ministry, 

1762-1914, historical and statistical 

noticed 289 
Connecticut, record commissioner, report, 1916 

noticed 370 
Cook genealogy, descendants of Elijah B. and 

Charity L., by Mrs. Wm. H. Cortright 

noticed 287 
genealogy, family of Ellis of Southampton, 

L. I., edited by A S. Cook noticed 94 
Coolidge, Henry Dingley and J. W. Kimball 

Manual for the use of the General Court, 

1917 noticed 370 

Cornell University, history and biography, by 
M. E. Poole noticed 369 ' 

Cornish, N. H, deaths, 1811-1815 338 

Cortright, Mrs. William H. Elijah B. Cook, 
bom Sept. 11, 1759, and his wife, Char- 
ity Lockwood Cook noticed 287 

Corwin, Rev. Dr. Edward Tanjore Ecclesi- 
astical records, State of New York, vol. 
7, index noticed 289 

Crary, Jerry Ancestors and descendants of 
Calvert Crary and his wife, Eliza Hill , 
Liberty, N. Y. noticed 369 
Ancestors and descendants of Richard Dun- 
ham and his wife, Laura Allen noticed 
287 

Crary genealogy, ancestors and descendants of 
Calvert Crary and his wife, Eliza Hill, 
by J. Crary noticed 369 

Crook genealogy, by C. H. Leavitt noticed 921 

Cunningham genealogy, descendants of Robert, 
bulletin, no. 3, 1917 noticed 369 

Dall, William Healey Biographical memoir 
of Theodore Nicholas Gill, 1837-1914 
noticed 96 

Damon, Frank Herbert, notice liv 

Dana, Charles Sumner, notice lviii 
Deliverance, note 284 

Dana genealogy, descendants of Richard, in 
preparation 287 

Darling, Mrs. Deborah Jane Spaulding (Pom- 
eroy), notice li 

Daughters of the American Revolution, see 
Society of the Daughters of the Amer- 
ican Revolution 

Davis, Hon. Horace, notice lvi 

Walter Goodwin The ancestry of Charity 
Haley, 1755-1800, wife of Maj. Nicholas 
Davis of Limington, Me. noticed 287 

Davidson, John, reminiscences, by A. Johnson 
noticed 193 

Davison, William Henry, notice xliv 

Davison Bible records 284 

Day, Addison Lyman, notice lv 

Dedham, Mass., Revolutionary soldiers, list 
noticed 289 

Delano, Jabez, wife of, notice 367 

Dewey, Mrs. Sally, records of deaths at Middle- 
bury, Vt., kept by 44 115 
Dr. Willis Alonzo Record of deaths kept 
by Mrs. Sally Dewey of Middlebury, Vt. 
44 115 

Dudley, Gov. Joseph, memoir, by A. Jones 
noticed 289 



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Index of Subjects 



Dunham genealogy, ancestors and descendants 
of Richard and his wife, Laura (Allen), 
by J. Crary noticed 287 

Dwight, Richard Henry Winslow Report of 
the Committee on Increase of Member- 
ship rvi 

East Charlotte, Vt., epitaphs 353 

East Hoosuck, Mass., see Adams 

Eastman, Clarence Willis An account of some 

of the ancestors of Harry Thompson 

and Myra Hull, noticed 288 
Eaton, Rev. Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Old 

Boston families, number five, the Hali- 

burton family 57 
Edes, Grace Williamson Memoir of William 

Cross Williamson, A.M. noticed 289 
Edmonds, John Henry Frederick Lewis Gay, 

A.B. 99; noticed 369 
Elliott, Mary Ann Thompson genealogy, the 

descendants of William and Margaret 

Thomson, 1720-1915 noticed 95 
Elwell, Levi Henry, notice lxix 
Emerson genealogy, family of Haverhill, Mass., 

part 2, by C. H. Pope noticed 94 
Endicott, notice of family 91 
England, genealogical research in 19 166 227 

324 
Eno, Joel Nelson Connecticut cemetery in- 
scriptions 176 200 337 

Ensign, Hon. Charles Sidney Report of the 
Council iv 

Epps, notice of family 91 

Fader, Alexander, biography, by C. F. Blue 
noticed 369 

Felch genealogy, descendants of Henry, in 
preparation 287 

Fenwick genealogy, ancestry of Thomas Fen- 
wick, by E. J. Sellers noticed 94 

Ferris, Morris P. Notes on the Messenger and 
Hendrickson f amili es noticed 288 

Fogg, Franklin, notice lxiv 

Folsom genealogy, descendants of John, 7th 

annual reunion noticed 287 
Fowler, Arthur Presbrey, notice liii 
Fox Family News, voL 5, nos. 1-6 noticed 192 
French, Elizabeth Genealogical research in 

England 19 227 
Fuller, George Newman Economic and social 

beginnings of Michigan noticed 289 

Gannett genealogy, descendants of Benjamin 
and Deborah (Sampson) noticed 192 

Gardiner, Sarah Diodati and Mary Perkins 
Quincy, letters, 1890-1910 noticed 289 

Gamier, see Gumee 

Gay, Ernest Lewis, notice lxvi 

Frederick Lewis, memoir with portrait and 

autograph 99; noticed 369 
Dr. George W. Memorial address: David 

Williams Cheever, A.M., M.D., LL.D. 

noticed 96 
Dr. Warren Fisher, notice lix 

Gefford, see Gifford 

Gendrot, Almira Torrey Blake Fenno The 
ancestry and allied families of Nathan 
Blake 3rd and Susan (Torrey) Blake, 
early residents of East Corinth, Vt. 
noticed 192 

Gibbs, John, record of family 285 

GIFFORD and variants 

Geffobd, Thomas, will 1511 170 

Gtffobde, Roger, will 1544 170 



Gifford genealogical notice of descendants of 
John 174 

Gill, Theodore Nicholas, memoir, by W. H. 

Dall noticed 96 
Goodell, Mrs. Harriet Andross John 2 Andrews 

of Ipswich, Mass., and Norwich, Conn., 

and some of his descendants noticed 94 
GooJrin, Charles Bailey, notice liv 
Greenlaw, William Prescott Report of the 

Librarian xxi 

Greenwood, Isaac John Captain John Man- 
ley, second in rank in the United States 
Navy, 1776-1783 noticed 289 

Gurnee genealogy, descendants of Isaac, in 
preparation 191 

Gyfforde, see Gifford 

Hadley, Chalmers Notes on the Quaker family 

of Hadley noticed 287 
Hadley genealogy, descendants of Simon, by 

C. Hadley noticed 287 

Haley genealogy, ancestry of Charity Haley, 

1755-1800, by W. G. Davis noticed 287 
Haliburton genealogy, descendants of Andrew 

of Boston, Mass. 57 
Hamilton genealogy, family of Burnside, N. C, 

by P. H. Baskervill noticed 94 
Hammond, Otis Grant History of the seal and 

flag of the State of New Hampshire 

noticed 96 
Tories of New Hampshire in the War of 

the Revolution noticed 290 
Hampton, N. H., grantees and settlement, by 

V. C. Sanborn noticed 370 

Hardon, Henry Winlhrop Huckins family. 
Robert Huckins of the Dover Combi- 
nation and some of his descendants 
noticed 94 

Harvard University, Class of 1863, memoirs 

1916-1917 noticed 369 
Class of 1885, report of secretary, 1915-1916 

noticed 193 
Class of 1891, report of secretary, 1916 

noticed 193 
Class of 1901, report of secretary, 1916, bio- 
graphical sketches noticed 289 
commencement days, 1642-1916, list, by 

A. Matthews noticed 97 
Haseltine, Charles Field, notice xxxviii 
Hasey genealogical notice of family of Abraham 

and Jemima 187 
Hawes, James William No. 31. Library of 

Cape Cod history and genealogy. 

Thomas Howes of Yarmouth, Mass., 

and some of his descendants, together 

with the Rev. John Mayo, allied to him 

by marriage noticed 192 
Heard genealogy, descendants of Augustine, 

by T. F. Waters noticed 287 
Hendrickson and Messenger genealogy, by 

M. P. Ferris noticed 288 
Heraldry, coat of arms, recording of 93 190 

286 367 
Hesseltine, Lieut.-Col. Francis Snow, notice 

xlvii 
Heyer, Rev. William Carl A brief monograph 

with reference to the mother of the 

leading family [Muhlenberg] noticed 288 

Hicks, Rev. Lewis Wilder Memoirs of the 
N. E. Hist. Gen. Society xxxvii 
Report of the Historian xxxiv 
Hill, George William, memoir, by E. W. Brown 
noticed 96 
Lew Cass Report of the Treasurer xxv 
Homer genealogy, descendants of John, in 
preparation 93 



Index of Subjects 



Hopkins genealogy, descendants of John, in 

preparation 191 
Howe, Archibald Murray, notice xliii 
Howes genealogy, descendants of Thomas, by 

J. W. Hawes noticed 192 
Hoyt, David Webster The old families of 

Salisbury and Amesbury, Mass., vol. 3 

noticed 290 
Huckins genealogy, descendants of Robert, by 

H. W. Hardon noticed 94 
Hudson, Daniel and Richard Joslyn, bill of 

complaint, 1646 230 231 
Huguenot Society of South Carolina, transac- 
tions, no. 22 noticed 290 
Hunt, Frederick Thayer, notice xlix 
Huzford, Folks History of Clinch co., Ga., 

revised to date noticed 370 
Hyde, Hettie Palmer The Palmer family 

lineage noticed 288 
Samuel, wife, notice 284 
Hyde genealogy, descendants of Jonathan of 

Newton, Mass. 257 342 
genealogy, descendants of Samuel of Newton, 

Mass. 144 

Ipswich Historical Society, publications, vol. 

21 noticed 98 
Isbister genealogy in preparation 368 

Jacobus, Donald Lines Morris families of 
Western Connecticut 5 

Joceline, see Josselyn 

Jocelyn, see Josselyn 

Jocelyne, see Josselyn 

Johnson, Alfred Reminiscences of John David- 
son, a Maine pioneer noticed 193 
Report of the Committee on Papers and 
Essays sxi 

Jones, Augustine Historical pamphlet no. 10. 
Joseph Dudley, 9th governor of Massa- 
chusetts noticed 289 

Jordan, John W. Encyclopedia of Pennsyl- 
vania biography, 6 vols, noticed 96 

JOSSELYN and variants 

Josselyn, Dorothy, will 1583 

John, will 1526 20 

Philip, will 1530 21 

Ralph, will 1525 20 

Ralph, will 1632 28 

Thomas, Sir, will 1564 22 
Joceline, Christopher, will 1605 

Simon, will 1656 30 
Jocelyne, John, will 1604 25 
Joscelin, Henry, will 1588 23 

Simon, answer to bill of complaint of Daniel 
Hudson and Richard Joslyn, 1646 231 
Josltn, John, will 1597 24 

Thomas, will 1606 26 
Josline, Henry, will 1611 28 
Joslyn, Joseph, will 1645 30 

Margaret, will 1620 28 

Richard and Daniel Hudson, bill of com- 
plaint, 1646 230 231 
Joslynne, John, will 1602 24 
Josselin, Ralph, will 1657 30 

Rev. Ralph, diary, 1644-1647 
will 1683 31 
Josslyn, Simond, will 1579 22 
Josselyn baptisms, marriages, 

from English parish registers 

coat of arms, description 235 

genealogy, descendants of Sir Gilbert 236 

records of family from English records 227 

Keith, Clayton Sketch of the Lampton family 
in America, 1740-1914 noticed 95 



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and burials 
32 



Kidder fund, report of trustees for 1916 xrv 

Kidder genealogy, descendants of James, in 
preparation 93 

Kimball, James W. and H. D. Coolidge Man- 
ual for the use of the General Court, 
1917 noticed 370 

Kinne, Manuel, records of deaths at Plainfield, 
Conn., kept by 133 

Kinnear genealogy, by E. S. White and M. H. 
Maltby noticed 95 

Kittery, Me., naming of 89; noticed 194 

Knickerbacker-Viele genealogy, by K. K. Viele 
noticed 95 

Lampton genealogy, by C. Keith noticed 95 
Lancaster, Mass., First Church, historical 

sketch, by M. F. Safford noticed 97 
Lawrence, Dr. Robert Means The site of 

Saint Paul's Cathedral, Boston, and its 

neighborhood noticed 97 
Leach, Frank Willing Certain black-letter 

days in the life of William Penn noticed 

369 

Leavitt, Charles B. The Crook family noticed 
192 

Lee, Col. Jeremiah, ancestry and descendants, 
by T. A. Lee noticed 192 
Sarah Fiske Records of the church at New 

Ipswich, N. H., 1764-1773 357 
Thomas Amory Colonel Jeremiah Lee, pa- 
triot noticed 192 

Libby, Charles Thornton The naming of Kit- 
tery, Me. noticed 194 

Linsford, notice of family 91 

Locke, Arthur Horton A history and genealogy 
of Capt. John Locke (1627-1696] of 
Portsmouth and Rye, N. H., and his 
descendants, also of Nathaniel Locke 
of Portsmouth, and a short account of 
the history of the Lockes in England 
noticed 95 

Locke genealogy, descendants of John and 
Nathaniel, by A. H Locke noticed 95 

Longley, Alice Descendants of William Long- 
ley of Lynn, Mass., in 1635 noticed 95 
James, notice lii 

Longley genealogy, descendants of William, by 
A. Longley noticed 95 

Loring, Susan Mason William and Mary Ann 
Appleton, 1815, and their descendants, 
1915 noticed 287 

Loud, John Jacob, notice lviii 

Loyalists, American, of New Hampshire, his- 
tory, by W. H. Siebert noticed 194 
American, Tories of New Hampshire in the 
War of the Revolution, by O. G. Ham- 
mond noticed 290 

Lum, Edward H. A brief pedigree of Merritt 
Lum Budd, Jr. noticed 287 

Lynn Historical Society, register, 1915 noticed 
194 



McClintock, Emory, notice lv 
McCourtie, William Herbert Lee 

alogy noticed 94 
Mackernes, see Makernes 
Maister, see Master 
MAKERNES and variants 
Makernes, Elizabeth, will 1533 
George, will 1618 328 
Joan, will 1601 326 
John, will 1515 324 
Peter, will 1659 330 
Richard, will 1599 326 
Richard, will 1602 327 
Thomas, will 1546 325 



Cohan gene- 



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Index of Subjects 



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Makernes cont'd 

William, will 1612 327 

William, will 1616 328 

William, will 1629 328 

Mackernes, Richard, will 1632 328 

Maxernesb, Henry, will 1636 329 

Makernes baptisms, marriages, and burials 
from parish registers of Finedon, co. 
Northampton, Eng., 1539-1630 330 
genealogy, descendants of John of Finedon, 
co. Northampton, Eng. 333 

Maiden Historical Society, register, 1915-1916 
noticed 98 

Maltby, Martha Humphreys and E. S. Whiis 
The Kinnears and their kin noticed 95 

Manley, Capt. John, memoir, by I. J. Green- 
wood noticed 289 

Manton, Edward Records of the Manton 
family, 1750-1914 noticed 95 

Manton genealogy, by E. Manton noticed 95 

Massachusetts, biography, 4 vols., 1916 noticed 

96 

Court, General, acts, general, 1916 noticed 

193 

acts and resolves, special, 1916 noticed 193 

manual for the use of, 1917, by H. D. Cool- 

idge and J. W. Kimball noticed 370 
flag, history noticed 370 
record commissioner, report, 1916, by H. E. 
Woods noticed 289 

Massachusetts Ancient and Honorable Artillery 
Company, see Ancient and Honorable 
Artillery Company of Massachusetts 

Massachusetts, Colonial Society of, publica- 
tions, vol. 18 noticed 370 

MASTER and variants 

Master, John, notice 175 

Maisteb, John, will 1559 171 

Matthews, Albert Harvard commencement 
days, 1642-1916 noticed 97 

Melrose Historical Society, by-laws, member- 
ship, annual report, 1916 noticed 290 

Merritt, Douglas Revised Merritt records 
noticed 192 

Merritt genealogy, revised edition, by D. 
Merritt noticed 192 

Messenger and Hendrickson genealogy, by 
M. P. Ferris noticed 288 

Michigan, history, economic and social begin- 
nings, by G. N. Fuller noticed 289 

Middlebury, Vt., deaths, 1804-1874 44 115 

TWiTham genealogy, descendants of Simon, in 
preparation 368 

Moore, Mrs. Anna Buckham (Wright), notice 
xliv 

Moriarty, George Andrews, Jr., Genealogical re- 
search in England 324 
Report of the Corresponding Secretary 

mm 

Morris, William, notice 19 

Morris genealogy, descendants of Richard of 

Milford, Conn. 16 
genealogy, descendants of Thomas of New 

Haven, Conn. 5 
Morrison, George Austin, notice lxvii 
Morse, Edward S. Frederick Ward Putnam, 

1839-1915, an appreciation noticed 96 

Mount Vernon, Va., Mount Vernon mansion, 
history, by P. WUstach noticed 97 

Muhlenberg genealogy, by W. C. Heyer noticed 
288 

National Genealogical Society Quarterly, vol. 
6, no. 1 noticed 290 



National Society of Daughters of Founder! 

and Patriots of America, lineage book, 

vol. 6 noticed 194 
National Society of the Sons of the American 

Revolution, yearbook, 1916 noticed 98 

New Ashford, Mass, vital records to 1850 
noticed 97 

New England Historic Genealogical Society, 

address, by Hon. James Phinney Baxter, 

1917 xi 
charter and enabling acts brrii 
Committee on Collection of Records, report 

for 1916 rr 
Committee on English Research, report for 

1916 xvii 
Committee on Epitaphs, report for 1916 xx 
Committee on Finance, report for 1916 xv 
Committee on Heraldry, report for 1916 xix 
Committee on Increase of Membership, re- 
port for 1916 xvi 
Committee on the Library, report for 1916 

xix 
Committee on Papers and Essays, report for 

1916 xxi 
Committee on Publications, report for 1916 

xvi 
Committee on Sale of -Publications, report for 

1916 xvi 
Committee on Ways and Means, report for 

1916 xvi 
Corresponding Secretary, report for 1916 

xxii 
Council, report for 1916 xv 
Historian, report for 1916 xxxiv 
Librarian, report for 1916 xxi 
memoirs for 1915 and 1916 xxxvii 
officers and committees for 1917 v 
proceedings, 1916 88; 1917 ix 187 283 
Treasurer, report for 1916 xxv 
New Hampshire, history, by E. S. Stackpole, 

vols. 1-4 noticed 193 
seal and flag, history of, by O. G. Hammond 

noticed 96 
New Ipswich, N. H., church records, 1764-1773 

357 

New Jersey Historical Society, Collections, 
vol. 9 noticed 194 

New Jersey Society of the Order of the Founders 
and Patriots of America, address. The 
Jersey Blues, by John Brewer Wight 
noticed 290 

New York, ecclesiastical records, vol. 7, index, 
by E. T. Corwin noticed 289 

New York, N. Y., Dyckman house, park, and 
museum, historical account noticed 97 

New York State Historical Association, pro- 
ceedings, vol. 14 noticed 98 

Nelson, N. H., Civil War volunteers, names 
and services, 1861-1865 noticed 97 

Newkirk, Thomas J. Genealogy and history 
of the Newkirk, Hamilton, and Bayless 
families noticed 288 

Newkirk genealogy, by T. J. Newkirk noticed 
288 

Nichols, Josephine Genung and C. Abbe Abbe- 
Abbey genealogy, in memory of John 
Abbe and his descendants noticed 191 

Norcross, Mrs. Lucy Ann (Lane), notice xlvi 

Northbridge, Mass., vital records to 1850, by 
T. W. Baldwin noticed 290 

Nutting, Dr. David Hubbard, notice lxii 

Osborne, Kate Hamilton, S. S. Robeson, and 
C. F. Stroud An historical and genea- 
logical account of Andrew Robeson of 
Scotland, N. J., and Pa., and of his de- 
scendants from 1653-1916 noticed 95 

Otis, genealogy, birthplace of James,' by 
F. W. Sprague noticed 288 






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Index of Subjects 



Palmer genealogy, descendants of Walter, by 

H. P. Hyde noticed 288 
Parmenter, James Parker Report of the 

Committee on Publications xvi 
Patch baptisms, marriages, and burials from 

parish registers of South Petherton, co. 

Somerset, Eng. 166 
Patch genealogy, descendants of William of 

South Petherton, co. Somerset, Eng. 

168 
Penhallow, Charles Sherburne Report of the 

Committee on English Research xvii 
Perm, William, memoir, by F. W. Leach noticed 

369 
Pennsylvania archives, 7th series, vols. 1-5, 

index to 6th series, edited by Thomas 

Lynch Montgomery noticed 96 
biography, 6 vols., by J. W. Jordan noticed 96 
Peterson genealogy, descendants of John of 

Duxbury, Mass., by W. B. Browne 

noticed 192 
Pettingell genealogy, descendants of Richard, 

in preparation 287 
Philadelphia, Pa., assemblies, history of, by 

T. W. Balch noticed 194 

Pitman, Theophilus Topham Descendants of 
Benjamin Pitman, 5th generation from 
Henry Pitman noticed 288 

Pitman genealogy, by T. T. Pitman noticed 
288 

Plainfield, Conn., deaths, 1799-1818 133 
epitaphs 33 

Pond, Selma Ellis Report of the Committee 
on Finance xv 

Poole, Dr. Murray Edward A story, historical, 
of Cornell University with biographies 
of distinguished Cornellians noticed 369 

Pope, Rev. Charles Henry The Haverhill 
Emersons, part second noticed 94 
Willard genealogy, appendix noticed 288 

Pope genealogy, descendants of Thomas, by 
D. P. Worden and others noticed 369 

Port Royal, N. S., see Annapolis 

Prindle, Lester Marsh Inscriptions in the 
Baptist Corners cemetery, East Char- 
lotte, Vt. 353 

Prior, Judge John Eben Inscriptions from 
gravestones at Plainfield, Conn. 33 
Record of deaths kept by Manuel Kinne 
of Plainfield, Conn. 133 

Putnam, Frederick Ward, memoir, by E. S. 
Morse noticed 96 

Quincy, Mary Perkins and Sarah Diodati 
Gardiner, letters, 1890-1910 noticed 289 

Read genealogy, descendants of Esdras, by 
A. H. Reed noticed 288 

Reade Record, no. 9, 1916 noticed 369 

Reed, Axel Hayford Genealogical record of 
the Reads, Reeds, the Bisbees, the 
Bradfords of the U. S. noticed 288 

Reynolds, Alvah Partial genealogy of John 
Reynolds, born in England in 1612 (sup- 
posedly), sailed from Ipswich County, 
Suffolk. A part of his lineage to 1916. 
With a chapter of heraldry extending 
back to 1327 noticed 192 

Reynolds genealogy, descendants of John, by 
A. Reynolds noticed 192 
meeting of family, 1916 noticed 369 

Rice, Melvin Eugene, notice bri 

Richardson, John, notice lviii 

William Streeter Report of the Committee 
on Sale of Publications xvi 
Report of the Committee on Ways and 
Means xvi 



Ripley, William, records of deaths of Cornish, 
N. H., 1811-1815, kept by 338 

Robeson, Susan Stroud, C. F. Stroud, and 
K. H. Osborne An historical and 
genealogical account of Andrew Robeson 
of Scotland, N. J., and Pa., and of his 
descendants, from 1653-1916 noticed 95 

Robeson genealogy, descendants of Andrew, 
by Robeson, Stroud, and Osborne noticed 
95 

Robinson, Ida May Addenda to items of 
ancestry noticed 95 

Robinson genealogy, addenda, by I. M. Rob- 
inson noticed 95 

Rochester, N. Y., reminiscences of, by A. H. 
Strong noticed 97 

Rochester [N. Y.] Historical Society, hand- 
book, 1916 noticed 194 

Rose, Theodore Cuyler The Tousey family in 

America noticed 369 
Ruscoe, Roger, will 1618 106 

William, will 1682 114 
Ruscoe genealogy, family of Sawbridgeworth, 

co. Herts, Eng. 112 

Russell genealogy, descendants of William, in 
preparation 191 

Rust, Edgar Carter Nathaniel Johnson Rust 
195 
Nathaniel Johnson, memoir with portrait and 
autograph 195 

Ryerson, Albert Winslow The Ryerson gene- 
alogy. Genealogy and history of the 
Knickerbocker families of Ryerson, 
Ryerse, Ryerss; also Adriance and 
Martense families; all descendants of 
Martin and Adriaen Reyersz (Rey- 
erszen), of Amsterdam, Holland noticed 
95 

Ryerson genealogy, by A. W. Ryerson noticed 
95 

Saco, Me., vital records 123 211 
Safford, Marion Fuller Historical sketch of the 
First Church of Lancaster noticed 97 

Saint Nicholas Society of the City of New 
York, genealogical record, voL 2 noticed 
194 

Salem, Mass., vital records to 1850, vol. 1, 
births, Abbot-Lyons noticed 194 

Salisbury, Elon Galusha Salisburian, a genea- 
logical magazine noticed 288 

Salisbury genealogy, in Salisburian, a genea- 
logical magazine, by E. G. Salisbury 
noticed 288 

Salisbury, Conn., vital records, 1768-1800 
noticed 97 

Salisbury, Mass., and Amesbury, Mass., his- 
tory, old families, vol. 3, by D. W. Hoyt 
noticed 290 

Sanborn, Fra nklin Benjamin, memoir with 
portrait and autograph 291 
Victor Channing The English ancestry of 
the American Sanborns. A supplement 
to the Samborne-Sanbom genealogy 
noticed 95 
Franklin Benjamin Sanborn, A.B. 291 
The grantees and settlement of Hampton, 

N. H. noticed 370 
Stephen Bachiler, an unforgiven Puritan 
noticed 288 

Sanborn genealogy, the English ancestry of 
the American Sanborns, supplement, by 
V. C. Sanborn noticed 95 

Schoharie, N. Y., epitaphs, by F. D. Andrews 
noticed 290 

Selleck, William Edwin Selleck memorial 
with collateral connections noticed 192 



Index of Subjects 



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Selleck genealogy, by W. E. Selleck noticed 
192 

Sellers, Edwin Jaquett Fenwick allied an- 
cestry. Ancestry of Thomas Fenwick 
of Sussex co., Del. noticed 94 

SEYMOUR and variants 

Seymour, George Dudley The English home 
and ancestry of Richard Seamer or 
Semer of Hartford, Conn. 105; noticed 
369 

Seamer, John, will 1550 106 

Richard, home and ancestry, English 105 

Semabe, John, will 1605 106 

Seymour, baptisms, marriages, and burials 
from English parish registers 107 
genealogy, by G. D. Seymour noticed 369 
genealogy, descendants of John 108 

Shackleton, Robert The book of Boston noticed 
194 

Shedd, Frank Edson, notice brii 

Shedd meeting of family, register, vol. 6, 
sixth annual meeting and dedication of 
monument to Daniel Shed noticed 288 

Sheldon, Hon. George Joseph Stebbins, a 
pioneer at the outbreak of the Revo- 
lution noticed 96 
Hon. George, notice lxviii 

Sherman, Bradford Genealogy of the Sher- 
man family noticed 95 
Frank Dempster, notice Ix 

Sherman genealogy, descendants of William, 
by B. Sherman noticed 95 

Siebert, Wilbur Henry The Loyalist refugees 
of New Hampshire noticed 194 

Silver, ancient communion, symbolism of, ser- 
mon, by F. E. Snow noticed 370 

Smith, Edgar Fahs Benjamin Smith Barton, 
an American naturalist, address noticed 
96 
Rev. William Spooner, notice xliii 

Snow, Rev. Frederic Elkanah The symbolism 
of the ancient communion silver. A 
sermon preached in the First Congre- 
gational church in Guilford, Feb. 25, 
1917 noticed 370 

Society of the Cincinnati, Connecticut, papers, 
1783-1807 noticed 290 
records, 1783-1804 noticed 290 

Society of Colonial Daughters of the Seven- 
teenth Century, organization, constitu- 
tion, by-laws, membership, 1916 noticed 
98 

Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Con- 
necticut, address, by Rev. Dr. William 
Douglas Mackenzie noticed 98 

Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New 
Jersey, yearbook, 1917 noticed 290 

Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New 
York, yearbook, 1915-1916 noticed 194 

Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Ver- 
mont, proceedings 1916 noticed 98 

Society of the Daughters of the American 
Revolution, Samuel Ashley chapter, 
Claremont, N. H., officers and members, 
1916-1917 noticed 98 

Society of Genealogists of London, report, 
1915-1916 noticed 98 

Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State 
of New York, bulletin no. 6, 1917 noticed 
290 

Society of the Sons of the American Revolu- 
tion, Massachusetts, register of members, 
records of revolutionary ancestors, etc. 
noticed 290 

Society of the Sons of the American Revolu- 
tion, Michigan, yearbook for 1916, by 
R. E. Van Syckle noticed 370 



Society of Sons of the Revolution, California, 
officers, committees, members, etc., 1917 
noticed 290 

Sons of the American Revolution, see Society 
of the Sons of the American Revolution 

Sons of the Revolution, see Society of the Sons 
of the Revolution 

Soule genealogy, descendants of George, in 
preparation 287 

Southport, Conn., Congregational church, his- 
torical sketch noticed 370 

Spear, William Gardner, notice xlvi 

Sprague, Francis William Birthplace of the 

patriot, James 5 Otis noticed 288 
Sprague genealogy, descendants of Ralph, in 

preparation 94 
Stackpole, Everett Schermerhorn History of 

New Hampshire noticed 193 

Stallings genealogy, descendants of Abram, in 

preparation 94 
Standish, Dr. Myles Report of the Committee 

on Epitaphs xx 

Stark genealogy, descendants of Archibald, in 
preparation 191 
genealogy, descendants of James, in prepa- 
ration 191 

States, James Noyes Genealogy of the Ayres 

family of Fairfield Co., Conn, noticed 94 

Stebbins, Col. Joseph, memoir, by G. Sheldon 

noticed 96 
Stevens, Dr. William Stanford, notice li 
Stevenson, John McAllister, notice 1 
Stewart, George Sawin Report of the Com- 
mittee on the Library xix 

Stockbridge, Elizabeth, parentage, notice 367 

Stowell, Hon. William Henry Harrison Four 

generations of descendants of Jonathan 

Hyde of Newton, Mass. 257 342 

Four generations of descendants of Samuel 

Hyde of Newton, Mass. 144 

Stowell genealogy, descendants of Samuel, in 
preparation 191 

Strong, Rev. Dr. Augustus Hopkins Remi- 
niscences of early Rochester noticed 97 

Stroud, Caroline Franciscus, S. S. Robeson, and 
K. H. Osborne An historical and 
genealogical account of Andrew Robeson 
of Scotland, N. J., and Pa., and of his 
descendants from 1653-1916 noticed 95 

Summerbell, Rev. Carlyle Public activities of 
Rev. J. J. Summerbell, D.D. noticed 
369 

Summerbell genealogy, in Public activities of 
Rev. J. J. Summerbell, D.D., by C. 
Summerbell noticed 369 

Talcott, Mary Kingsbury Records of the 

church in Wintonbury parish (now 

Bloomfield), Conn. 74 153 271 295 
Thayer, Ezra Ripley, memoir noticed 193 
Thomas, Alfred Addison, notice xlviii 
Thompson, Francis McGee, notice xl 
Thompson genealogy, ancestors of Harry 

Thompson and Myra Hull, by C. W. 

Eastman noticed 288 
genealogy, descendants of William and 

Margaret Thomson of Conn., by M. A. 

Elliott noticed 95 
Tilden, Albert Colburn, notice xxxvii 
Tories, American, see Loyalists, American 
Torrey-Blake genealogy, ancestry of Nathan 

and Susan (Torrey) Blake, by A. T. 

Blake Fenno Gendrot noticed 192 
Tousey genealogy, by T. C. Rose noticed 369 



Index of Subjects 



Towei Genealogical Society, seventh and eighth 
annual reports, 1915-1916 noticed 193 

University of Illinois Studies in the Social 
Sciences, vol. 5, no. 2 noticed 98 

Uxbridge, Mass., vital records to 1850, by 
T. W. Baldwin noticed 194 

Van Dyke, John Charles The Raritan; notes 
on a river and a family noticed 288 

Van Dyke genealogy, in The Raritan; notes 
on a river and a family, by J. C. Van 
Dyke noticed 288 

Van Syckle, Raymond Elmoine Yearbook, 
Michigan Society Sons of the American 
Revolution, 1916 noticed 370 

Vermont, Congregational churches, history, 
1762-1914, by J. M. Comstock noticed 
289 

Vermont Historical Society, proceedings, 1913- 
1914 noticed 98 

Viele, Kathlyne Knickerbocker Sketches of 
allied families, Knickerbacker-Viele, his- 
torical and genealogical noticed 95 

Viele-Knickerbacker genealogy, by K. K. Viele 
noticed 95 

Vineland Historical Magazine, vol. 1, no. 3 
noticed 98 

Waller, William, will 1603 106 

Ward genealogy, descendants of William, in 
preparation 191 

Warner genealogy, descendants of Andrew, in 
preparation 191 

Warren, Col. Albert Cyrus, notice lxvi 

Waters, Rev. Thomas Franklin Augustine 
Heard and his friends noticed 287 
Rev. Wilson History of Chelmsford, Mass. 
noticed . 370 

Wellman, Hon. Arthur EoVbrook Record of 
deaths kept by William Ripley of Cor- 
nish, N. H. 338 

Westerly [R. I.] Historical Society, records, 
papers, and list of members, 1913-1915 
noticed 98; 1915-1916 noticed 194 

Western Reserve, early years, with extracts 
from letters of Ephraim Brown and 
family, 1805-1845, by G. C. Wing 
noticed 94 

Weston, Edmund BrovmeU In memoriam. 
My father and my mother, Hon. Ger- 
shom Bradford Weston, Deborah Brown- 
ell Weston of Duxbury, Mass. noticed 
193 



Weston cont'd 

Hon. Gershom Bradford and Deborah 

Brownell Weston, memoirs, by E. B. 

Weston noticed 193 
Robert Dickson Report of the Committee 

on Heraldry m 

White, Emma Siggins and M. H. Maliby The 
Kinnears and their kin noticed 95 
McDonald Ellis, notice lriv 
Thomas Earle, notice baii 

Willard genealogy, appendix, by C. H. Pope 
noticed 288 

Willcox, Joseph Ivy Mills [Delaware co., Pa. J, 
1729-1866. Willcox and allied families. 
Supplement, memoir of Mrs. Mary 
Brackett Willcox noticed 288 

Willcox genealogy, in Ivy Mills [Delaware co., 
Pa.], 1729-1866. Willcox and allied 
families, by J. Willcox noticed 288 

Williams, Eleazer, notes 259 

Williamson, William Cross, memoir, by G. W. 
Edes noticed 289 

Wilstach, Paul Mount Vernon, Washington 'e 
home and the Nation's shrine noticed 97 

Windham, Conn., epitaphs 176 200 337 

Wing, George Clary Early years on the West- 
ern Reserve, with extracts from letters 
of Ephraim Brown and family, 1805- 
1845 noticed 94 

Wintonbury, Conn., see Bloomfield 

Withington genealogy, descendants of Henry, 
in preparation 287 

Wood, John Waller William Wood (born 1656 ) 
of Earlsferry, Scotland, and some of his 
descendants noticed 288 

Wood genealogy, descendants of William, of 
Earlsferry, Scotland, by J. W. Wood 
noticed 288 

Woodbury, Dr. Louis Augustus, notice lvii 
Woods, Henry Ernest Twenty-ninth report 
of the commissioner of public records, 
for the year 1916 noticed 289 
Worden, Mrs. Dora Pope and others Gene- 
alogy of Thomas Pope (1608-1683) and 
his descendants noticed 369 

Tale, notice of family 91 

Yale College, Class of 1861, biographical notes, 
1912-1916 noticed 289 

Yates, Edgar Early vital records of Saco and 
Biddeford, Me. 123 211 



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THE 
NEW ENGLAND 

HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL 

REGISTER 



JANUARY, 1917 
FRANCIS EVERETT BLAKE, LL.D. 

By Charles Knowles Bolton, A.B., of Shirley, Mass. 

Francis Everett Blake, elected a resident member of the New 
England Historic Genealogical Society in 1871 and made a life 
member in 1888, died at Worcester, Mass., 14 July 1916. He was 
born at Princeton, Mass., 3 August 1839, the son of Pynson and Sally 
(Dana) Blake. 

Pynson Blake had behind him five generations of Blake ancestors 
with the Christian name James, the first being a son of William Blake, 
the well-known early settler of Dorchester, Mass. Having kept a 
store for a few years at Orange, Mass., Pynson Blake moved in 1824 
to Princeton, where he married Sally, daughter of Capt. John and 
Lucinda (Mirick) Dana. Of their six children the last two were 
twins, Francis Everett and Frederic Dana. While living at Princeton 
Pynson Blake was a strong advocate of temperance, and, says his son, 
"Believing the use of liquor injurious, he discontinued its sale at his 
store at a time when the use of spirits was universal throughout 
New England and a staple commodity in every grocery." This 
devotion to principle was a strong characteristic of Francis Everett 
Blake, whose birth occurred two years before his father moved to the 
vicinity of Dorchester Street and Broadway, South Boston. 

At the age of thirteen Francis Everett Blake was graduated at the 
Boston Latin School, and four years later, in 1856, he became an 
office boy in the George W. Wheelwright Paper Company. Here he 
advanced by faithful and intelligent service to the position of treas- 
urer of the Company, remaining with the firm until ill health forced 
him to retire in 1906. After he had been with the firm for ten years, 
he married, 27 September 1866, Elizabeth Caroline Richardson, a 
friend of his youth and a member of the same church, daughter of 
John Drew and Elizabeth (Maynard) Richardson. They had no 
children. 

Mr. Blake's time was devoted largely to business, his church, 
charity, and historical study. In middle life he became greatly 
interested in local history, and published in 1884 "Incidents of the 
First and Second Settlements of Worcester." This was followed in 
1886 by "Rutland and the Indian Troubles of 1723-30." He 
published also, in 1893, an authoritative paper on "Lucy Keyes, 

VOL. LXXI. 1 



4 Francis Everett Blake [Jan. 

the Lost Child of Wachusett Mountain," in 1897 a pamphlet called 
"Soldiers of the Revolution, Princeton, Mass.," which appeared in 
the town report for that year, in 1898 "Increase Blake of Boston, his 
Ancestors and Descendants," in 1899 a history of the South Baptist 
Church, Boston, and in the same year "Dorchester Neck (now South 
Boston): The Raid of British Troops, February 13, 1776." From 
time to time he contributed articles to the New England Historical 
and Genealogical Register. His chief work, however, was the 
preparation of a history of the town of Princeton, which was published 
by the town in two volumes in 1915, the first volume being historical 
and the second genealogical. To this task he devoted his years of 
leisure, equipped as he had become through a long period of study in 
early history. The work was exhaustive, accurate, scholarly, and 
readable, the result of twenty-five years of labor. 

Mr. Blake was a member of the Building Committee of the Ford 
Memorial Building in Boston, which was erected in 1905, and there 
showed his capacity for business affairs. In the New England 
Historic Genealogical Society he was a member of the Committee on 
Publications for the years 1885-1888, inclusive, and 1899-1910, 
inclusive, a member of the Committee on Memorials for the years 
1900-1902, inclusive, and a Councillor for the three years 1894-1896. 
As a member of the Co mmi ttee on Publications he gave invaluable 
service, sharing freely his practical knowledge of the making of paper 
and the printing of books. In the discussion of difficult problems 
and in periods of friction he never failed to exhibit qualities of good 
temper, patience, and, in the final adjustment, firmness and decision. 
He was a constant advocate of sound business principles in all the 
organizations to which he belonged, frequently associating with men 
who had less practical experience in the world of affairs than had 
fallen to his lot. 

There was, however, another side to his character, which revealed 
itself in his sympathy with the work of the South Baptist Church in 
Boston, with which he connected himself at the age of sixteen. The 
Watchman for 19 April 1900 has a sketch of Mr. Blake which appeared 
at the time when he severed his relations with the South Baptist 
Church and joined the First Baptist Church. In the former he was 
treasurer, clerk, and Sunday School superintendent. The Watchman 
says: "In an unusual degree he bore the financial burdens of the 
church and to his reliable judgment and his generosity its excellent 
financial record is largely due." His religious experience has been 
told in a recent memorial in The Watchman, where Mr. Nathan F. 
Til den says of him: "He never lost interest in his friends, nor the 
church of God which he loved. A long career of earnest effort and 
steadfast Christian character is a rich legacy to those who knew him 
in both his public and his private life." 

Mr. Blake was also prominently identified with the education of 
negroes in Liberia, West Africa. From 1900 to 1914 he was a mem- 
ber of the Board of Trustees of Donations for Education in Liberia. 
During this period he was in constant correspondence with Mrs. 
Sharp at Mount Coffee and with the presidents of Liberia College, 
Monrovia. He entered into all their problems with sympathy and 






1917] Morris Families of Western Connecticut 5 

understanding, and was so much beloved that Liberia College gave 
to him in 1913 the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws. He kept 
the records of the Board of Trustees of Donations from 1910 to 1914, 
and was treasurer from 1906 to 1914. 



MORRIS FAMILIES OF WESTERN CONNECTICUT 

} By Donald Lines Jacobus, M.A., of New Haven, Conn. 

I. The Thomas Morris Family of New Haven 

A book published in 1853 and entitled "Memoranda of the De- 
scendants of Amos Morris, of East Haven, Conn.," gives the line of 
Amos 4 Morris (James, 3 Eleazer, 2 Thomas 1 of New Haven, Conn.). A- 
more recent compilation, "Genealogy of the Morris Family," pur- 
porting to give the descendants of Thomas 1 Morris of New Haven, 
deals principally with the line of James 3 Morris (Eleazer, 2 Thomas 1 ) 
and the progeny of female lines. It is the purpose of the writer of the 
following account of the family of Thomas Morris to correct the 
inaccuracies of the last-mentioned volume and to set forth the lines 
omitted therein. 

1. Thomas 1 Morris of New Haven,* who died 21 July 1673, 

married Elizabeth , who died, as his widow, in 1681. He was 

one of the founders of New Haven, and owned land in that part of 
East Haven which was named Morris Cove for his family. 

Children, recorded at New Haven: 

i. Hannah, 2 bapt. 14 Mar. 1642 [? 1641/2]; m. in 1662 Thomas 

Ltjpton of Norwalk. 

ii. Elizabeth, bapt. 10 Dec. 1643. 

2. iii. John, bapt. 8 Mar. 1646 [? 1645/6]. 

3. iv. Eleazer, bapt. 29 Oct. 1648. 
v. Thomas (twin), b. 3 Oct. 1651; d. young, 
vi. Ephraim (twin), b. 3 Oct. 1651; d. young. 

4. vii. Joseph, b. 25 Mar. 1656. 

2. John 2 Morris (Thomas 1 ), baptized at New Haven 8 Mar. 1646 
[? 1645/6], died 10 Dec. 1711 (gravestone at New Haven). 
He married, 12 Aug. 1669, Hannah Bishop, born 29 May 
1651, died 12 June 1710, daughter of Deputy-Gov. James and 
Mary. The "Morris Family" states (p. 74) that prior to 

this marriage he married first Ann , who died 4 Dec. 

1664; and secondly, 29 Mar. 1665, Elizabeth Harrison, widow 
of John [sic] Lyne and John [sic] Lampson; and that by this 
second wife he had a son John 3 , born 16 Dec. 1666, founder of 
the Morris family of Newark, N. J. A large section of the 
book is devoted to the descendants of the Newark family. 

* All places mentioned in this article are situated within the present limits of the 
State of Connecticut, unless another State or region is indicated in the text or may be 
easily inferred from the context. 



G Morris Families of Western Connecticut [Jan. 

But, in reality, it was another John Morris who settled in 
New Haven and married first Ann and secondly Eliza- 
beth Harrison, widow of Henry Lyne and Thomas Lampson. 
With his second wife he removed to Newark, where he died in 
1677, leaving two sons, John and Philip. In 1670 John Morris 
and his wife Elizabeth, of Newark, conveyed to Jonathan 
Lampson of New Haven land formerly belonging to Thomas 
Lampson, father to said Jonathan (New Haven Deeds, vol. 1, 
p. 29). Since this was subsequent to the marriage of John 2 
Morris (Thomas 1 ) to Hannah Bishop, it proves that John 
Morris of Newark was a separate individual from John 2 
Morris of New Haven. That John 2 (Thomas 1 ) left only 
daughters as surviving issue is abundantly proved by probate 
and land records. 
Children, recorded at New Haven: 

i. A daughter, 3 b. 19 June 1670; d. in 1670. 

ii. Hannah, b. 10 Aug. 1671; m. (1) Sebgt. Joseph Smith, b. 14 June 

1669, d. in 1713: m. (2) 26 Feb. 1717/18 LrEUT. Joseph Sackett, 

b. 3 Mar. 1659/60, d. in 1729. 
iii. Maet, b. 9 Sept. 1673; d. in 1743; m. in 1701 John Hemingway, 

b. 29 May 1675, d. in 1737. 
iv. Elizabeth, b. in 1675; m. (1) William Maltbie; m. (2) John 

Davenpokt. 
v. Thomas, b. 26 Apr. 1679; d. young, 
vi. Abigail, b. 22 Aug. 1683; d. between 1721 and 1729; m. 14 Feb. 

1705/6 Sebgt. James Peck, b. in 1679, d. abt. 1761. 
vii. Desibe, b. 29 Mar. 1687; m. 4 Mar. 1707/8 Stephen Howell. 

3. Eleazer 2 Morris (Thomas 1 ), baptized at New Haven 29 Oct. 
1648, died, according to the "Morris Family," 15 Jan. 1709/10. 
He married Ann Osborn, born 6 Apr. 1663, died 10 Dec. 
1726, daughter of Jeremiah and Mary. 

Children: 

i. Rebecca, 8 b. 20 June 1682; d. in 1729; m. 23 Dec. 1702 Nathaniel 
Hitchcock, b. 28 July 1678, d. 5 Dec. 1726. 

ii. John, b. 8 Oct. 1684; d. s.p. 19 Nov. 1744; m. 24 Dec. 1713 Eliza- 
beth Alling, b. in Nov. 1691, d. in Apr. 1767, who m. (2) 12 June 
1754 Isaac Dickennan. 

5. iii. James. 
iv. Anna, m. 30 Dec. 1708 Samuel Smith, b. 24 May 1681. 

6. v. Eleazer. 
vi. Adonijah, removed to Durham, where he d. abt. 1751; m. Sarah 

Moulthrop. Children, b. at Durham: 1. Adonijah,' b. 26 Oct. 
1723. 2. John, b. 15 Nov. 1725. 3. Anne, b. 24 Feb. 1727/8; d. 
15 Feb. 1813; m. 16 Jan. 1745/6 Ensign Simeon Coe, b. 22 Mar. 
1720/1, d. 23 Sept. 1782. 4. Timothy, b. 27 Jan. 1729/30. 

4. Joseph 2 Morris (Thomas 1 ), was born at New Haven 25 Mar. 
1656. He married, 2 June 1680, Esther Winston, born 
11 Nov. 1662, daughter of John. She married secondly 
Nathaniel Sperry. Joseph's descendants, though very numer- 
ous, receive but two pages in the "Morris Family" (pp. 477- 
478), and therefore they are given below in extenso. 

Children, born at New Haven: 

7. i. Thomas,' b. 23 Mar. 1681/2. 
ii. Esther, b. 3 Sept. 1684; d. 19 Aug. 1751; m. (1) 30 Jan. 1706/7 

John Peck, b. 6 Oct. 1682; m. (2) 14 Feb. 1716/17 John Mix, b. 



1917] Morris Families of Western Connecticut 7 

25 Aug. 1676, d. 10 Dec. 1721; m. (3) Ensign Joseph Smith, b. 
5 Mar. 1680/1, d. in 1749. 
iii. Sarah, b. abt. 1686; m. 3 Aug. 1710 Joseph Beecher, b. 13 Feb. 
1683 [? 1683/4], d. in 1712. 

8. iv. Joseph, b. abt. 1688. 

9. v. Ephraim, b. in Jan. 1693/4. 

vi. Dorothy, b. in Sept. 1695; d. in 1751; m. James Denison, b. 
5 Jan. 1683 [? 1683/4], d. in 1751. 

10. vii. Benjamin, b. in Apr. 1699. 

viii. Mary, b. in June 1702; m. 9 May 1727 Joel Munson, b. 18 Aug. 
1702, d. after 1775. 

ix. Samuel, b. in May 1705; m. abt. 1729 Margaret Smith of Mil- 
ford. Records of his family are fragmentary. He was residing 
at Milford in 1739 and 1755 (Milford Deeds, vol. 11, p. 321; vol. 
12£, p. 676). In 1751, calling himself of Milford, he conveyed his 
right to the estate of his father, Joseph Morris, deceased, and his 
mother, Esther Sperry, deceased (New Haven Deeds, vol. 18, p. 
306). In 1764 he was called of Kent (New Haven County Court 
Records). Margaret Morris, with two females in her family, was 
living at Warren according to the Census of 1790. Children 
(record incomplete): 1. Ann,* bapt. at Derby (Congregational 
Church) 20 Feb. 1736/7; m. at Woodbridge, in Sept, 1755, Eliph- 
alet Beecher, b. 29 Sept. 1733. 2. Samuel, bapt. at Woodbridge 
13 Jan. 1744/5; living at Warren according to the Census of 1790. 

5. James 3 Morris (Eleazer, 2 Thomas 1 ) resided at East Haven, 

where he died shortly before Feb. 1733/4. He married, 
24 Feb. 1714/15, Abigail Rowe. 
Children: 

i. Jemima, 4 b. 27 Dec. 1715; d. young. 

11. ii. Daniel, b. at New Haven 4 June 1718. 

iii. Abigail, b. 10 Jan. 1719/20; m. David Gaylord of Farmington. 

iv. James, bapt. at Durham 21 Jan. 1722/3; d. at Litchfield 6 June 
1789; m. 8 Apr. 1751 Phebe (Barnes) Barnes, b. 1 Aug. 1712, 
d. 15 Apr. 1793, widow of Timothy. He settled in that part of 
Litchfield which is now the town of Morris, named for his family. 
Two children (see "Morris Family," p. 171). 

v. Amos, b. abt. 1726; d. at East Haven in 1802; m. twice, and had 
twelve children (see "Morris Family," pp. 255-256). 

6. Eleazer 3 Morris (Eleazer, 2 Thomas 1 ) died at East Haven in 

Dec. 1740. He married Mercy Ball, born about 1693, 
living 10 Jan. 1775, daughter of Ailing and Sarah (Thomp- 
son). She married secondly, prior to 10 Jan. 1775, Deodate 
Davenport. 
Children: 

i. Stephen, 4 b. abt. 1718; d. 28 Oct. 1775; m. 18 June 1741 Hester 
Robinson, b. 7 July 1720, d. 17 Feb. 1790. Children: 1. Wil- 
liam, 6 d. young. 2. Hannah, b. 1 Jan. 1745/6; d. 6 Aug. 1751. 
3. Samuel, d. young. 4. Hannah, b. abt. 1751; d. 17 Feb. 1787; 
m. Samuel Hemingway of East' Haven. 

ii. Sarah, b. abt. 1720; m. 19 Dec. 1739 Seth Heaton, b. 29 Oct. 1714, 
d. in 1796. 

iii. Mercy, m. Isaac Holt. 

iv. Jacob, according to "Morris Family," b. abt. 1730; d. 3 Mar. 1734 
[? 1733/4]. 

v. Eleazer, d. s.p. In 1773 Seth Heaton and wife Sarah, Isaac Holt 
and wife Mercy, and Stephen and Mabel Morris, heirs of their 
brother Eleazer, deceased, divided land (New Haven Deeds, vol. 
36, p. 344). In 1778 Jehiel and Mabel Forbs conveyed to Samuel 
and Hannah Hemingway their right to the estate of their sister 



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[Jan. 



Mary, deceased, late wife to Samuel Davenport, that came to her 
from her brother Eliezer Morris, deceased (ib., vol. 36, p. 515). 

vi. Mabel, m. Jehiel Fobbes. 

vii. Maby, b. abt. 1740; d. s.p. 15 July 1765; m. Samuel Davenport. 

7. Thomas 3 Morris {Joseph, 2 Thomas 1 ), born at New Haven 

23 Mar. 1681/2, died there 17 Apr. 1726. He married, 
25 May 1708, Sarah Gilbert, born 10 Mar. 1685/6, daughter 
of Matthew and Sarah (Peck) and granddaughter of Gov. 
Matthew and Jane (Baker). She married secondly William 
Johnson. 

Children, born at New Haven : 

i. Esther/ b. abt. 1709; d. 12 Jan. 1788; m. 20 Aug. 1743 Andrew 
Goodyear. 

ii. Thomas, b. in Mar. 1712 [? 1712/13]; living at Kent according to the 

Census of 1790; m. . In 1752 Asa Morris, And r Goodyear 

and wife Esther, and Joseph Mix, Jr., and wife Sarah, all of New 
Haven, conveyed land to their brother, Thomas Morris of Kent 
(New Haven Deeds, vol. 17, p. 1). Children, bapt. at Kent: 1. 
Phebe,* bapt. 7 Aug. 1748. 2. Sarah, bapt. 7 Aug. 1748. 3. 
Thomas, bapt. 28 July 1751; living at Kent according to the 
Census of 1790; m. 15 Nov. 1774 Rachel Budd. 4. Elizabeth, 
bapt. 5 Aug. 1753. Probably others. 

12. hi. Daniel, b. in Apr. 1715. 

iv. Amos, b. 26 Feb. 1717/18; d. s.p. in 1741. 

13. v. Asa, b. 20 Feb. 1720/1. 

vi. Sarah, b. 20 Dec. 1723; m. 21 May 1752 Joseph Mix. 
vii. Elizabeth, b. 9 Feb. 1725/6. 

8. Joseph 3 Morris (Joseph, 2 Thomas 1 ), born at New Haven about 

1688, removed to Branford. He married first, at Branford, 
4 Mar. 1712/13, Lydia Harrison, daughter of Thomas 
and Margaret (Stent); and secondly Elizabeth Johnson, 
daughter of Edward and Esther (Wheaton). The "Morris 
Family" erroneously states (p. 478) that he married, 3 Feb. 
1709, Sarah Hotchkiss. In 1755 Joseph Morris and wife 
Elizabeth conveyed to Timothy Johnson land from father 
Edward Johnson, deceased (Branford Deeds, vol. 7, p. 503). 
In 1759 the surveyors set off to Lydia, wife of Samuel Linsly, 
to Aaron Morris, and to Mary, wife of Nath'll Whedon, Jr. 
(children and heirs of Lydia Morris, deceased, late wife of 
Joseph), a right from the estate of Thomas Harrison the first, 
deceased (ib.). 

Children by first wife, born at Branford: 

i. Joseph, 4 b. 1 Jan. 1713/14; living in 1736 (Branford Deeds, vol. 6, 
p. 77); probably d. s.p. before 1759. 

ii. Lydia, b. 15 Oct. 1715; m. 27 Nov. 1740 Samuel Linsly. 

iii. Aaron, b. 13 Mar. 1717/18; d. in 1784; m. 29 Nov. 1744 Elizabeth 
Mtjnroe. Children: • 1. Lovice,* m. Thomas Wheaton of South- 
ington. 2. Sarah, b. in 1747; m. Jonathan Baker of Hudson, 
N. Y. 3. Andrew. 4. Margaret, m. 21 June 1767 William Stew- 
art. 5. Edmund, m. in 1788 Hannah Parmalee. 6. Zada, m. 31 
Dec. 1789 Joseph Goodrich. 7. Aaron, m. 25 Nov. 1795 Elizabeth 
Norton. 

iv. Mary, m. 20 Nov. 1755 Nathaniel Wheaton. 

Children by second wife, born at Branford: 
v. Elizabeth, d. s.p. 



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vi. Timothy, bapt. 8 June 1735; m. Chloe . Children, bapt. 

at Branford: 1. Joseph,* bapt. 31 Mar. 1765. 2. Foster, bapt. 
30 June 1765. 3. Daniel, bapt. 29 Oct. 1769; m. 16 Dec. 1800 
Betsey Stewart. 4. James, bapt. 15 Sept. 1771. 5. Keturah, bapt. 
7 Nov. 1773. 6. Timothy, bapt. 9 Feb. 1777. 7. Elizabeth, bapt. 
22 Aug. 1779; m. 3 Mar. 1799 Amos G. Hull. 

9. Ephraim 3 Morris (Joseph, 2 Thomas 1 ), born at New Haven in 
Jan. 1693/4, died there 15 Feb. 1778 (records of First Congre- 
tional Church). He married, 24 Jan. 1716/17, Ruth Sperry, 
born 30 May 1695, died 10 Feb. 1773 (ib.), daughter of Ebene- 
zer and Abigail (Dickerman). 
Children, born at New Haven: 

i. Abigail, 4 b. 31 Oct. 1717. 

ii. Ruth, b. 27 Nov. 1718; d. 23 Aug. 1769 (ib.). 

14. iii. Ephraim, b. 23 May 1721. 

15. iv. Ebenezer. 

v. Isaac, m. Hannah Gilbert, b. 4 Sept. 1733, d. 28 Aug. 1769, dau. 
of Jonathan and Mary (Chidsey). Children, bapt. at First 
Congregational Church, New Haven: 1. Mary, 6 bapt. 11 Feb. 
1759. 2. Adonijah, bapt. 7 Mar. 1762. 3. Mabel, bapt. 13 May 
1764. 4. Isaac, bapt. 21 Sept. 1766; removed to Watertown. 5. 
Lydia, bapt. 25 Sept. 1768. 

10. Benjamin 3 Morris (Joseph, 2 Thomas 1 ), born at New Haven in 
Apr. 1699, was living at Danbury in 1732, but returned to New 
Haven, and was living at Woodbridge as late as 1786. He 
married first, 17 Nov. 1731, Mehitabel Mtjnson, born 
17 Oct. 1709, died 26 Feb. 1779, daughter of John and Sarah 
(Cooper); and secondly, 1 May 1783, Abigail Ashburn of 
Milford, who was living at Colebrook in 1786, when they were 
divorced. 

Children by first wife, born at New Haven: 

i. Sarah, 4 b. 15 Mar. 1736/7; m. 14 Feb. 1759 Judah Thompson. 
ii. Elizabeth, b. 10 Apr. 1739; m. 13 May 1759 Thomas Humphre- 

ville, b. 23 Nov. 1736, d. in 1772. 
iii. John, b. 9 Mar. 1741/2; d. at New Haven 18 Oct. 1820; m. Mart 

(Macumber) Trowbridge, b. in 1748, d. in 1811, widow of 

Thomas. Only child: 1. Mehitabel,* b. abt. 1786; d. 14 Feb. 

1849; m. John Gilbert, b. abt. 1782, d. 12 Sept. 1848. 

11. Daniel 4 Morris (James, 3 Eleazer, 2 Thomas 1 ), born at New 
Haven 4 June 1718, according to the "Morris Family" 
(p. 167) "removed to Great Barrington, Mass., in 1762," 
and "lived to be 94." He was living at Salisbury in 1756-1758, 
and appears in Litchfield County in the Census of 1790. He 
married, 15 Oct. 1742, Elizabeth Smith, daughter of Thomas 
and Abigail (Potter). 

Children: 

i. Abigail, 8 b. at New Haven 13 Aug. 1742; according to "Morris 

Family" m. Gatlord, though this statement is probably 

due to confusing her with her aunt (5, iii). Perhaps she was the 
Abigail Morris who m. (intention recorded at Great Barrington, 
Mass., 23 Feb. 1762) Eliathah Rew. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. at New Haven 19 Oct. 1743. 

iii. John, b. at New Haven 12 Oct. 1745; of Great Barrington, Mass., 
in the Census of 1790; according to "Morris, Family" m. Lois 
Weed. 



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iv. Jemima, b. at New Haven 25 Aug. 1747. 

v. Eleazer, b. at New Haven 25 May 1749; of Great Barrington, 

Mass., in the Census of 1790; according to "Morris Family" m. 

Sally Wells. 
vi. Daniel, of Spencertown. Mass., physician, b. in 1754; m. Isabel 

Gardiner. Five children, 
vii. Lois, b. at Salisbury 11 Mar. 1756. 
viii. Sarah, b. at Salisbury 14 Sept. 1758. 

The "Morris Family" adds the following children (order of 

births uncertain) : 

ix. Esther, m. Benjamin Dickson of Ripley, N. Y. 

x. Anna, m. Elton of New Haven. [This is not accurate. 

She m. before 1778 William Elton of Burlington, b. in 1748, d. 

in 1822. Her gravestone states that she d. 25 Nov. 1802, ae. 50, 

and that she was dau. of Dea. Daniel Morris.] 
xi. Levi. 
xii. Mart, b. in 1760; d. in 1831; m. in 1779 James Dickson, b. at 

Cherry Valley, N. Y., 3 Feb. 1756. They removed to Erie Co., Pa. 

12. Daniel 4 Morris (Thomas, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1 ), born at New 
Haven in Apr. 1715, removed to the parish of Stratfield (now 
Bridgeport) in the town of Fairfield, and later to Newtown, 
where he died 1 Mar. 1792. He married first, 19 July 1741, 
Sarah (Fairweather) Mackhard, who d. 16 Apr. 1761, 
widow of Matthew; secondly, 29 Dec. 1761, Prudence 

(Somers) Curtis; and thirdly Elizabeth . In 1740 

Daniel Morris of Fairfield, with Amos, Asa, Esther, and Eliza- 
beth Morris of New Haven, conveyed to their brother Thomas 
their rights to lands of their father Thomas, deceased (New 
Haven Deeds, vol. 17, p. 3). The town records of New 
Haven, Stratford, and Fairfield prove conclusively the parent- 
age of Daniel Morris of Fairfield; but, despite this, the 
"Genealogical and Family History of the State of Connecticut " 
(1911) states (p. 711) that he was born at Bridgeport 7 May 
1715, the son of Daniel and Polly (Benjamin), and that the 
elder Daniel was born at Boston, Mass., 13 Feb. 1672, and 
died at Bridgeport in 1749, the son of Dorman and Elinor 
Morris of Boston. The birth of a Daniel, son of Dorman 
Morris, is recorded in Boston in 1671,* but there is nothing to 
prove that Daniel of Boston or any other Daniel Morris 
settled in the neighborhood of Fairfield until Daniel of New 
Haven moved to that place about 1740. To him and his 
descendants their correct ancestry is here for the first time 
assigned. 

Children by first wife, born at Fairfield: 

i. Mart, 5 b. 1 Dec. 1742; d. 30 Nov. 1776. 

ii. Sarah, b. 1 Sept. 1745; d. 21 Nov. 1771. 

iii. Amos, b. 30 Nov. 1747; d. 7 Dec. 1747. 

iv. Daniel, b. 8 Mar. 1748/9; d. 7 May 1749. 

16. v. Daniel, b. 13 Dec. 1750. 

* Mrs. Lucia R. Fellows of Salt Lake City, Utah, has records showing that this 
Boston family was not a Morris family at all. Its progenitor was Dorman Mahoone, 
an Irishman who died in Boston in 1661; and members of the family appear on record 
under the names of Mathue, Maroone, Mareen, and Morris. The publication of these 
records has given rise to a controversy, the outcome of which cannot affect the validity 
of the statements in the text above. 



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vi. James, b. 14 June 1753; m. 19 Feb. 1781 Eunice , who 

obtained a divorce from him in 1787 for desertion in 1784. Ac- 
cording to family tradition he joined the British navy. 

17. vii. Matthew Mackhard, b. 25 July 1757. 

Child by second wife, born at Fairfield: 

18. viii. Amos, b. 28 Sept. 1762. 

13. Asa 4 Morris (Thomas, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1 ), born at New Haven 
20 Feb. 1720/1, died at Woodbridge in 1760. He married, 
1 Mar. 1758, Hannah Brown, born 19 June 1735, died 1 May 
1824, daughter of Eleazer and Sarah (Rowe). She married 
secondly Daniel Tolles. 

Children: 

i. Elizabeth, 5 b. abt. 1759; d. 11 Feb. 1788; m. Abraham Tolles, b. 
abt. 1754, d. 20 May 1793. 

19. ii. Asa, b. in June 1760. 

14. Ephraim 4 Morris (Ephraim, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1 ), born at New 

Haven 23 May 1721, removed to Danbury, where he died in 

1792. He married Eunice , who died after 1803. His 

will names his wife Eunice and the seven children given b,elow 
(Danbury Probate Records, vol. 6, p. 242). 
Children (order of births unknown) : 

Samuel. 6 

Shadrack. 

Jachtn. In 1802, calling himself of Boston, Mass., he conveyed 

land inherited from his father Ephraim, deceased (Danbury 

Deeds, vol. 10, p. 429). 
Ruth, m. in Dec. 1791 Joseph Mead. 
v. Eunice, m. Nathan Stewart of Litchfield (Danbury Deeds, vol. 9, 

p. 383). 
Ltdia, m. 13 Dec. 1774 Matthew Judd of Kent. 
Rachel, m. before 1789 Timothy Preston of Dover, N. Y. (Danbury 

Deeds, vol. 9, p. 454). 

15. Ebenezer 4 Morris (Ephraim, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1 ), born at New 
Haven, resided at Woodbridge, where he died about 1798. 
He married first, 28 Nov. 1750, Mabel Carrington, daughter 
of Zebulon and Sarah (Johnson) ; and secondly, 11 Sept. 1766, 
Rebecca Thomas. 

Children by first wife, recorded at New Haven: 

22. i. Major, 5 b. 16 Oct. 1751. 

ii. Hester, b. 28 Feb. 1753. 

iii. Abigail, b. 1 Sept. 1754; m. at New Haven, 20 Mar. 1776, Miles 

Gorham. 

iv. Sarah, b. 17 May 1756. 

v. Ltdia, b. 1 June 1757; d. 4 Aug. 1765. 

vi. Amos, b. 7 Oct. 1759. He removed to Watertown. 

16. Daniel 5 Morris (Daniel, 4 Thomas 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1 ), born at 
Fairfield 13 Dec. 1750, resided at Newtown, where he died 
28 Mar. 1828. He married, 12 June 1774, Elizabeth Bur- 
ritt, born in 1757, daughter of Israel. 

Children: 

i. Israel B.,« b. 26 July 1775; d. 25 July 1837. 

ii. Sally, b. 1 Oct. 1777; m. (1) Abraham Blackman; m. (2) Abel 

Curtis. 
iii. James, b. 23 July 1779; d. 3 Jan. 1855. 



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12 Morris Families of Western Connecticut [Jan. 

iv. Daniel, of Monroe, b. 27 Jan. 1781. 

23. v. Eli Gould, b. 6 June 1783. 
vi. Polly, b. 1 Aug. 1786; m. John Blackman. 
vii. Nancy, b. 1 July 1790; m. Norman Glover. 
viii. Elizabeth, b. 30 Jan. 1792; m. Fairchild Btjrritt. 
be. Eunice, b. 6 June 1793; m. John Blackman. 
x. Winthrop, of Roxbury, b. abt. 1796; d. 28 July 1872; m. (1) 

Cornelia , b. abt. 1798, d. 1 May 1838; m. (2) Amy 

Mallory, b. abt. 1802, d. 5 Sept. 1884. 

17. Matthew Mackhakd 5 Morris (Daniel, 4 Thomas* Joseph, 2 
Thomas 1 ), born at Fairfield 25 July 1757, resided at Woodbury, 
where he died 3 Feb. 1825. He married Mehitabel Jtjdson, 
born 22 May 1762, died 7 Oct. 1846. 

Children: 

24. i. Judson, 6 b. at Woodbury abt. 1778. 
ii. Sally, m. Isbell. 

25. iii. John, b. at Woodbury abt. 1784. 
iv. A daughter, b. abt. 1786; d. 20 Feb. 1794. 
v. Harvey, m. 1 Nov. 1810 Maria Judson, b. abt. 1790, d. 16 June 

1871. 
vi. A son, b. abt. 1791; d. 3 Mar. 1794. 
vii. Alethea, b. abt. 1795; d. s.p. 17 Feb. 1861. 
viii. James, b. abt. 1798; d. 14 Jan. 1861; m. 16 Sept. 1821 Caroline 

Thomas, b. abt. 1800, d. 22 July 1848. Children: 1. Mary O., 1 

m. 25 May 1842 William Frederick Osborn. 2. Matthew M., b. 

abt. 1826; d. s.p. (murdered) 17 July 1861. 
ix. Garry, b. abt. 1803; d. s.p. 15 June 1854. 

18. Amos 5 Morris (Daniel, 4 Thomas, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1 ), born at 
Fairfield 28 Sept. 1762, removed to Bridgewater, and died at 
Great Barrington, Mass., 2 Apr. 1841. He married, prior to 
29 Mar. 1785, Eunice Clark, born about 1765, died 29 Mar. 
1841. 

Children: 

i. Levi, 6 b. 6 Dec. 1785; d. 24 Sept. 1850; m. 24 Sept. 1807 Polly H. 

Smith, b. abt. 1785, d. 16 Aug. 1862. 
ii. Roswell, of Newtown, b. 27 May 1795; d. in 1874; m. 27 Nov. 

1818 Laura Canfield, b. in 1796, d. in 1872. Children: 1. 

Cornelia, 7 m. Henry B. Young. 2. Caroline, m. Peter Wooster. 

3. Mary. 4. Arza C., of Bridgewater, m. Sarah E. Mallett; three 

daughters, 
iii. Curtis, of Brookfield, b. 7 Feb. 1797; d. 19 Mar. 1869; m. (1) 

2 Nov. 1819 Abigail Curtis, b. 23 Feb. 1797, d. 8 May 1827; m. 

(2) 2 Sept. 1827 Cynthia J. Fink, b. 1 Oct. 1793, d. 24 Nov. 1871. 

Children by first wife: 1. Levi C., 7 of Hawleyville, b. 24 Oct. 1822; 

d. 13 Dec. 1856. 2. Catharina A., b. 1 Dec. 1825; m. 22 Apr. 

1845 Andrew Northrop of Brookfield. Child by second wife: 3. 

Eli F., b. 31 Oct. 1833; d. 27 Oct. 1866; m. 12 Nov. 1856 Emily 

M. Piatt, b. 20 May 1836; two children, 
iv. Martha, b. 6 Dec. 1799; m. 4 Feb. 1819 Orange Smith, b. 29 Aug. 

1797. 

19. Asa 6 Morris (Asa, 4 Thomas, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1 ), born in June 

1760, lived at Woodbridge, where he died 11 July 1828. He 

married Mary , born about 1762, died 3 Aug. 1840. 

Children: 

i. Elizabeth, 6 m. Nettleton. 

ii. Asa, of Litchfield, m. 20 Mar. 1818 Ann Riggs, b. abt. 1790, d. 
20 Jan. 1845. Children : 1. Mary Ann 7 b. 3 Apr. 1819; d. 2 Oct. 



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1844; m. 30 Nov. 1843 Henry Sanford. 2. Sarah Jane, b. 28 Dec. 

1820; d. 3 Feb. 1843. 3. Joseph Riggs, b. 26 Apr. 1822. 4. 

Samuel B., b. 29 May 1824. 
iii. Alanson, b. abt. 1789; d. 10 Aug. 1812; m. . Child: 1. 

Alanson. 1 
iv. Nathan Ruel, of Bethany, b. abt. 1792; d. 9 Dec. 1848; m. 27 Dec. 

1820 Lucy Wooding, b. abt. 1796, d. 9 Aug. 1860. 
v. Arvil, of Waterbury, d. abt. 1866; m. at Woodbridge, in Dec. 1826, 

Caroline Castle. Children: 1. Nelson. 7 2. Lucrelia, b. 25 Apr. 

1839; m. 17 Aug. 1859 Seneca L. Munson, b. 29 Apr. 1836, d. 

30 Aug. 1894. 3. Susan. 4. Joseph N. 

20. Samuel 5 Mobeis (Ephraim* Ephraim, 3 Joseph* Thomas 1 ), of 

Danbury, died in 1792. He married Jerusha , who, 

with the seven children given below, is named in his will 
(Danbury Probate Records, vol. 6, p. 213). 

Children (order of births unknown) : 

i. Bethel, 6 died at Danbury in 1844. His will names children Clara, 
wife of Thomas P. White [m. 9 Mar. 1828], Sally, wife of John L. 
Mallory, Samuel, Alfred, George [m. 5 Feb. 1834 Hannah Stevens], 
Betsey, and Angeline, and grandson Granville W. (Danbury 
Probate Records, vol. 20, p. 238). 

ii. Chauncey, removed to Canaan (Danbury Deeds, vol. 11, p. 220). 

iii. Edmund, removed to Poughkeepsie, N. Y. (Danbury Deeds, vo'l. 27, 
p. 397). 

iv. Auos, probably the Amos Morris whose estate was settled in 1886 
(Danbury Probate Records, vol. 39, p. 17), the records naming 
widow Lucy Ann and the following children : Frederick Morris of 
Danbury (who had sons John and William), William Morris, de- 
ceased (who left children Mrs. Mary Rogers of Norwalk, Ohio, 
Cortland Morris of Inwood, Ind., and Samuel Morris of Mon- 
mouth, Iowa), Sarah Ann Blackman of Danbury, Amelia Morris of 
Southbury, Eli Morris of Anita, Iowa, Philo Morris of Bridge- 
port, Edmund Morris of Danbury, Clarissa Morris of Danbury, 
and Elizabeth Morris of Falls Village. 

v. Rebecca, m. in 1793 Levi Andrus. 

vi. Lucy, m. Miles Hoyt. In 1802 she, with her husband, conveyed 
land from her grandfather Ephraim, set off from the estate of 
Samuel (Danbury Deeds, vol. 10, p. 489). 

vii. Anna, m. Benjamin Stiles (Danbury Deeds, vol. 11, p. 398). 

21. Shadrack. 5 Morris (Ephraim* Ephraim, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1 ), of 
Danbury, died later than 1804 (Danbury Deeds, vol. 11, p. 
278) . The record of his family is incomplete ; but he is known 
to have had at least two sons, for in 1799 he conveyed land to 
his son Asher (ib., vol. 9, p. 518), and Elijah at the time of his 
marriage is called son to Shadrack (Danbury Vital Records). 

Children: 

i. Asher, 8 d. at Danbury in 1811; m. Hannah Stevens, b. in 1774. 
His estate was distributed to his widow Hannah and his four 
children, Ezra, William D., Mary, and Aaron K. (Danbury Pro- 
bate Records, vol. 11, pp. 6, 273). 

ii. Elijah, m. 8 Apr. 1798 Olive Stevens, b. in 1776. Children: 1. 
Jachin, 1 of New York, N. Y., b. 12 Jan. 1799. 2. John Stevens, b. 
14 Jan. 1801 and probably father of Charles and Ephraim, who 
appear in Danbury Deeds. 3. Asher, of New York, N. Y. 
Probably also: 4. Stephen G. 

22. Major 5 Morris (Ebenezer* Ephraim 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1 ), born 
at New Haven 16 Oct. 1751, removed to Waterbury, where 
he died 5 Sept. 1811. He married Elizabeth Hine, daughter 



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[Jan. 



of John and Sarah (Sanford). In the "Genealogical and 
Family History of the State of Connecticut" (p. 1662) Major 
is incorrectly given as a son of Amos 4 (5, v). 
Children: 

26. i. Sheldon, 8 b. abt. 1783. 

ii. Miles (twin), of Waterbury, b. 27 Apr. 1785; m. (1) in 1815 Katt 
Scott of Ashly, who d. in July 1837, ae. 44; m. (2) in Aug. 1845 
Mart (Cadt) Riggs, dau. of Aran of Middlebury and widow of 
Joseph. Child by second wife: 1. Miles, 7 b. 30 Oct. 1846. 

iii. Newton (twin), of Waterbury, b. 27 Apr. 1785; m. 27 Apr. 1807 
Molly Hotchkiss. Children (record incomplete): 1. MerriU 
Noyes. 1 2. Henry Newton, b. in 1810. 3. Isaac Amos, b. in 1811. 
4. Sarah Ann, b. in 1813. 5. Edwin, bapt. 10 May 1818. 6. 
Eunice Atwater, bapt. 29 July 1821. 7. Harriet, bapt. 20 July 
1823. 8. Jane Elizabeth, bapt. 1 May 1831. 

iv. Mehttabel, d. in 1862; m. William Morgan of Waterbury. 

v. Amos, of Waterbury, d. in 1872; m. (1) 29 May 1816 Mart Atkins 
of Southington, b. abt. 1794, d. 30 Aug. 1832; m. (2) 27 Nov. 
1833 Anna (Andrews) Hine, dau. of Caleb and Anna (Wolcott) 
of Bethany and widow of Isaac. Children by first wife: 1. 
Elizabeth,'' b. 10 Sept. 1817; m. 31 Oct. 1842 F. John Woodruff. 
2. Mary Maria, b. 10 Feb. 1819; m. 8 Feb. 1842 William Umber- 
field, b. 18 Apr. 1821. 3. Ellen Ann, b. 10 Feb. 1822; m. Sher- 
man Fenn. 4. Eliza, b. 25 May 1826; d. young. 5. Eli A., b. 
3 Apr. 1830; d. 7 Apr. 1833. 6. Eunice, b. 24 Aug. 1832; m. 
George Nettleton. 

23. Eli Gould 6 Morris (Daniel, 5 Daniel* Thomas, 3 Joseph, 2 

Thomas 1 ), born 6 June 1783, died 3 Jan. 1856. He married, 
21 Mar. 1821, Lydia Bennett, born 4 June 1793, died 2 July 
1879. 
Children : 

i. Eli James, 7 of Newtown, member of the Connecticut Legislature, 
b. 20 Dec. 1821; d. 10 Nov. 1901; m. 2 Sept. 1850 Jane Eliza- 
beth Chambers, b. 6 Feb. 1825, d. 4 Oct. 1891. 

ii. Luzon Burritt, member of the Connecticut Legislature, Judge of 
Probate (New Haven District), Governor of Connecticut in 1892, 
b. 16 Apr. 1826; d. 23 Aug. 1895; m. 15 June 1856 Eugenia 
Laura Tuttle of Seymour, b. 5 Oct. 1833, d. 2 Nov. 1916, dau. 
of Lucius and Laura. Children: 1. Robert Tultlc,* of New York, 
N.Y., student at Cornell Univ., 1876-1879, M.D. (College of Physi- 
cians and Surgeons of New York, 1882), surgeon and author, 
President of the American Association of Obstetricians and Gyne- 
cologists, 1907, b. 14 May 1857; m. 4 June 1898 Aimee (Reynaud) 
Mazergue. 2. Mary Seymour, A.B. (Vassar College, 1880), b. 
1 Dec. 1858; m. Charles M. Pratt of Brooklyn, N. Y., a director 
of the Standard Oil Co. 3. Helen Harrison, A.B. (Vassar College, 
1883), b. 12 May 1862; m. Arthur Twining Hadley, LL.D., 
President of Yale University. 4. Emily Eugenia, A.B. (Vassar 
College, 1890), b. 26 June 1869. 5. Charles Gould, of New Haven, 
B.A. (Yale, 1895), LL.B. (Yale, 1897), b. 4 Feb. 1871; m. 27 Sept. 
1899 Elisabeth Woodbridge. 6. Ray, of New York, N. Y., B.A. 
(Yale, 1901), M.A. (Yale, 1904), banker, b. 4 June 1878; m. 4 Oct. 
1906 Katharine Grinnell. 

iii. Martha Jane, b. 14 Dec. 1835; d. s.p. 12 June 1877. 

24. Judson 6 Morris (Matthew Mackhard, 5 Daniel* Thomas, 3 Joseph, 2 

Thomas 1 ), born at Woodbury about 1778, died there 15 Feb. 
1846. He married first Mehttabel Peck, born about 1781, 
died 8 Apr. 1813; and secondly, 1 Feb. 1814, Jertjsha Hotch- 
kiss, born 20 June 1785. 



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Children by first wife: 

i. Almtra, 7 m. Bloss. 

ii. Eliza, m. Rich. 

iii. Mehitabel, m. Higgins. 

iv. Marcus. 

v. Sally, m. Church. 

vi. Nancy, m. Websteh. 

vii. Mabia H., m. 2 Feb. 1831 Horace S. Atwood. 

Children by second wife: 

viii. Henry, d. s.p. 

ix. Hobabt Hotchkiss, b. 24 Mar. 1817; d. 2 Feb. 1891; m. 18 Oct. 
1842 Sarah M. Huhd. Child: 1. George Frank lin, s town clerk of 
Woodbury for ten years, auditor for six years, representative in 
the Connecticut Legislature in 1881 and 1901, b. 21 Sept. 1844; 
m. 6 Oct. 1868 Sophronia Dawson; two children. 

x. Betsey, m. Church. 

xi. Ruth, m. 21 May 1851 William Legrand Judson. 

xii. Imogen, m. 16 Feb. 1847 Charles S. Crane of Bethlehem. 

25. John 6 Morris {Matthew Mackhard, 5 Daniel* Thomas, 3 Joseph, 2 

Thomas 1 ), born at Woodbury about 1784, died there 25 July 

1836. He married first, 30 Dec. 1803, Althea Mitchell, 

born about 1784, died 2 Mar. 1811 ; and secondly, 26 Jan. 1814, 

Sally Bishop. 

Children by first wife: 

i. Charity, 7 m. 29 Nov. 1827 Elizur Barnes of Roxbury. 

ii. Martha B., m. 3 May 1835 Philo Tuttle. 

iii. Malga M., m. 24 May 1835 Asahel Tyler of Middlebury. 

Children by second wife: 

iv. Clarissa D., m. 15 June 1841 Enos Hopkins of Naugatuck. 

v. Ha rriet, m. Upson. 

vi. Emily J., m. 29 Dec. 1844 George Lathrop. 

vii. Thalia J., m. 10 Sept. 1845 Charles H. Broughton of Naugatuck. 

viii. Harvey. 

26. Sheldon 6 Morris (Major, 5 Ebenezer* Ephraim, 3 Joseph, 2 

Thomas 1 ), born about 1783, resided at Waterbury and South- 
bury, and died at Litchfield 6 Feb. 1858. He married 

Hickox. 
Children: 

i. Susan, 7 m. 29 Nov. 1821 Ira Mallory of Middlebury. 

ii. John N., of Waterbury, m. 16 Feb. 1825 Polly Chatfield. Chil- 
dren: 1. Leonard A.* b. 16 Feb. 1826. 2. William F., of Oakville, 
b. 22 Feb. 1828; d. 8 June 1872; m. Elizabeth A. Scott; three 
children. 3. George M., b. 7 Oct. 1833. 4. Catherine E., b. 1 Nov. 
1837. 

iii. Samuel M., b. 29 Jan. 1808; m. 12 Oct. 1831 Eunice Upson, b. 
17 Oct. 1810. Children, recorded at Waterbury: 1. Marietiafb. 
25 Jan. 1833. 2. Cornelia, b. 17 Feb. 1838. 3. Herbert, b. 27 Nov. 
1845. 

iv. Sheldon, b. 8 May 1814; d. 10 Aug. 1897; m. Betsy Williams, b. 
in 1813, d. in 1872. In 1854 he was of Bridgeport, where he 
organized the Saving Machine Cabinet Co. In 1869 he removed 
to Indianapolis, Ind. Children: 1. Marshall Eliot? of Bridge- 
port, b. 8 May 1837; m. in 1862 Mary Elizabeth Winters; four 
children. 2. Bennett Franklin, of Bridgeport, b. 20 Feb. 1840; 
m. in 1861 Ann Louise Curtis, b. in 1843; no issue. 3. James 
Alien, m. Mary Hill. 4. George Seymour, m. Eliza Beatty; one 
son. 5. Frances L., m. Hylon P. Warner of Roxbury. 



16 Morris Families of Western Connecticut [Jan. 

v. Joseph Lucres. 

vi. Mary Etta, m. Peck of South Litchfield. 

vii. Polly Ann, bapt. 8 July 1828. 

II. The Richard Morris Family of Milford 

1. Richard 1 Morris first appears at Newport, R. I., and it is 
believed that his mother was Margaret 3 Painter, daughter of Shubael 2 
and Mercy (Lamberton) (cf. Register, vol. 68, p. 275). His father 
may have been of the family of Capt. Richard Morris, a man of note 
in early Newport; but the partial destruction of the records of that 
town makes anything more than conjecture impossible. According 
to the records of Trinity Church, Newport, he married first, 22 Dec. 
1717, Elizabeth Atjxeny; and secondly, 24 May 1721, Jean Eddy, 
daughter of John. In 1726 he was still of Newport (cf. Register, 
ut supra), but on 30 Apr. 1738 Jane, wife of Richard Morris, joined 
the Congregational Church at Milford, Conn. In his will, dated 
24 Mar. 1759 and proved in May 1759, he named his wife Jane and 
his son John, and referred to other children, unnamed (New Haven 
Probate Records, vol. 9, p. 247). In Apr. 1767 administration on the 
estate of Jean Morrice of Milford was granted to Samuel Basset in 
right of his wife Susanna, daughter of the deceased (ib., vol. 10, p. 
399). Her estate was insolvent, and among the debts was a sum due 
Mercy Morris for nursing. 

Very little pertaining to this family is on record at Milford; and 
since Samuel Morris (4, ix) of the New Haven family resided there for 
a time, it is difficult to identify Richard's children with certainty. 
For the benefit, however, of future genealogists the following brief 
sketch is appended. 
Children: 
i. Susanna, 2 m. Samuel Bassett of Milford. 

2. ii. John. 

3. iii. Thomas (probably s. of Richard). 

4. iv. Joseph (probably s. of Richard). 

5. v. George (probably s. of Richard), b. abt. 1731. 
'; vi. Mercy, d. at Milford 25 Mar. 1778. 

vii. David (probably s. of Richard). On 4 Mar. 1780 a private recorder 
of Milford mortality noted that he had heard of the death of David 
Morris in captivity. 

2. John 2 Morris (Richard 1 ) lived in that section of Milford later 

incorporated into the town of Woodbridge. He married at 
Woodbridge, 12 Nov. 1750, Sybil Newton. The record of 
his family is incomplete. Clarania, daughter of a John Morris, 
was baptized at New Milford in 1769. 
Children : 

i. Richard 3 (probably s. of John), d. at Milford in 1825, aged 63; m. 

Sarah , who d. at Milford, as his widow, in May 1847, 

aged 94. 

6. ii. Newton John. 

3. Thomas 2 Morris (? Richard 1 ) died at Wallingford 21 Apr. 1777. 

He married Sarah , who was buried at Wallingford 

(Cheshire), as his widow, 7 Aug. 1777. He lived in that part 
of "Wallingford which later became the town of Cheshire, and 
his burial is recorded in the Cheshire church records under 



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date of 22 Apr. 1777. On 4 May 1777 the Milford recorder of 
deaths noted the death of Thomas Morris, "once of Milford," 
thus proving that he belonged to the Milford family. 

Children (record incomplete) : 
i. William, 3 m. at Wallingford, 16 Oct. 1777, Rebecca Pebkins, dau. 

iof John and Dorcas (Brooks). He removed from Cheshire to 
Waterbury, where he appears in the .Census of 1790 with six males 
under sixteen years of age and two females in his family. About 
1800 he removed to Hampton, N. Y. Children: 1. Thomas* b. 
10 Apr. 1778. 2. Shubael, b. 17 Nov. 1779. 
ii. Solomon, m. at Cheshire, 24 Feb. 1780, Kezia Moss. In 1778 he 
and William Morris bought land in Waterbury (Waterbury Deeds, 
vol. 17, p. 277), but it is doubtful if he removed thither. He 
settled at Warsaw, N. Y. 

4. Joseph 2 Morris (? Richard}) probably married Sarah 



who married secondly John Marchant of Waterbury. Joseph 
Morris served in 1762 in the French and Indian War. The 
death is recorded at Milford of a Joseph Morris at Seabrook, 
10 Nov. 1776, and of another Joseph Morris, 3 Jan. 1778. On 

9 Feb. 1796 r Sarah Marchant of Milford and David Morris of 
Waterbury conveyed to James Rylee their rights in the h6use 
and garden of Joseph Morris of Milford, deceased (Milford 
Deeds, vol. 19, p. 425). On 10 May 1796 David Morris of 
Waterbury conveyed to James Rylee the rights that John 
Morris had in the house and garden of Joseph Morris of Milford, 
deceased (ib., vol. 19, p. 424). On 14 Nov. 1796 Elisha Morris 
of Milford conveyed to Bryan Gillett his rights in a house and 
garden (ib., vol. 20, p. 553). It seems likely that the names 
of the widow and three sons of Joseph Morris appear in these 
deeds. It is known that the Sarah Marchant of the first- 
mentioned deed was mother of David Morris of Waterbury, 
for on 7 Feb. 1796 (two days prior to the date of this deed) the 
latter conveyed to his mother, Mrs. Sarah Marchant, the east 
room in his house (Waterbury Deeds, vol. 25, p. 335). 

The death of a wife of a Joseph Morris, aged 22, is recorded 
at Milford, 12 Apr. 1805; but the identity of this Joseph has 
not been established. 

Children : 

7. i. David. 8 

ii. John. In 1791 he conveyed land in Salem (Waterbury Deeds, vol. 
23, p. 31), then a parish in Waterbury, now the town of Nauga- 
tuck. 

iii. Elisha, m. , whose death is recorded at Milford, 27 Aug. 

1821, aged 54. The death of a child is recorded in 1812. Chil- 
dren, bapt. at Milford 4 Sept. 1808: 1. Aaron* 2. Jared. 3. 
Melinda. 4. Andrew. 

George 2 Morris (? Richard 1 ), born about 1731, died at Milford 

10 Mar. 1776. He married Eunice Plumb, daughter of John 
and Kezia (Ailing). On 30 Apr. 1754 John Plumm conveyed 
land to his daughter Eunice, wife of George Morris (Milford 
Deeds, vol. 12^, p. 555) ; and he also left to her a legacy in his 
will, dated in 1762 and proved in 1763 (New Haven Probate 
Records, vol. 10, p. 51). In Oct. 1773 it is recorded that 



18 Morris Families of Western Connecticut [Jan. 

George Morris of Milford, by the long illness of his wife, was 
reduced and had come to want; and that he, his wife, and 
two small children had been under the care of the selectmen 
(Colonial Records of Connecticut, vol. 14, p. 200). The death 
of a Widow Morris is recorded at Milford, 9 Sept. 1781. 
Children: 

L John * b. at Milford 4 Apr. 1754 and bapt. in the Second Church, 
Milford, 19 May 1754. On 15 Aug. 1804 David Morris of Derby 
mortgaged his home to John Plumb Morris of New York, N. Y. 
(Derby Deeds, vol. 17, p. 100) ; and on 7 May 1819 John P. Morris 
of New York, with his wife Abigail, quitclaimed this property to 
the widow and children of David (#>., vol. 22, p. 34). 

ii. William, bapt. 24 Aug. 1755. 

iii. David, bapt. 19 Aug. 1759; probably d. young. 
8. iv. David, b. 5 Feb. 1761 (family records). 

6. Newton John 3 Morris {John, 2 Richard 1 ) removed from Mil- 

ford to Waterbury, and later to Warren, where he died about 

1829. He married first Abigail , who died at Milford 

1 Apr. 1792; and secondly, 8 Nov. 1792, Eunice Newton. 
Children by first wife: 

i. A child, 4 d. at Milford in 1789. 

ii. Abigail (probably a child by first wife). 

iii. Amy, m. in Mar. 1808 William W. Pbatt. 

Children by second wife: 

iv. Garry, of Sharon, b. abt. 1793; d. 11 Aug. 1869; m. Hesteb 
, b. abt. 1801, d. 2 Apr. 1857. Children (record incom- 
plete): 1. Mary* bapt. 15 Aug. 1824; d. in 1827. 2. Mary Jane, 
b. in 1829. 3. Francis Pratt, b. in 1833. 4. Harriet Helen, b. in 
1835. 

v. Pollt, bapt. 14 Nov. 1802. 

vi. John. 

vii. Rev. Myhon Newton, B.A. (Yale, 1837), b. at Warren 19 Nov. 

1810; d. 9 July 1885; m. (1) 10 Jan. 1838 Julia S. Aveet, who d. 

: 26 Mar. 1854, dau. of Elisha; m. (2) 8 May 1855 Emeline Whtt- 

| man, dau. of Samuel of West Hartford. Myron Newton Morris 

was principal of Bacon Academy, Colchester, 1840-1843; studied 
for tbe ministry, and was ordained in the Congregational Church 
at North Stonington, 15 Apr. 1846; was installed at West Hart- 
ford 1 July 1852, where he continued as pastor until 27 Apr. 1875. 
He was elected a fellow of Yale College in July 1867, and was 
a representative in the Connecticut Legislature in 1872 and 1875. 
Children by first wife: 1. Julia Louisa, 6 b. at Colchester 3 Apr. 
1840. 2. Edward Livingston, b. at Colchester 19 Sept. 1843. 
3. A son. Child by second wife: 4. Rev. Charles Newton, BA. 
(Yale, 1882), M.A. (Yale, 1887). 

7. David 3 Morris (Joseph, 2 ? Richard 1 ) removed from Milford to 

that part of Waterbury known as Salem, now the town of 
Naugatuck. He appears in Waterbury in the Census of 1790. 
He married Lois Loomis. 
Children, baptized at the Salem Church 12 May 1799: 

i. Peleg. 4 

ii. Alanson, of Torrington, m. in 1812 Lucy Bbace, who d. 20 Apr. 

1871. For descendants see Orcutt's History of Torrington. 
iii. David. 
iv. Marcus. 
v. Julius, of Waterbury, b. 18 May 1796; d. in 1864; m. 15 Apr. 1818 

Hannah Scovill, b. 13 Oct. 1796. Children: 1. Fanny Jennet,* 



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b. 23 Oct. 1820; d. 22 Feb. 1825. 2. Jvlia Ann, b. 14 Sept. 1823; 
d. 6 Apr. 1862; m. 28 Oct. 1844 John Hine, b. 23 Feb. 1817, d. 
1 Aug. 1855. 3. William Augustus, b. 5 Apr. 1825. 

8. David 3 Morris (George, 2 ? Richard 1 ), born 5 Feb. 1761, died 
8 Mar. 1810. He married Mary Barthelme, born 25 Oct. 
1766, died 15 June 1853, daughter of Claude and Susan 
(Plumb). He was a sea captain of Derby. 
Children: 

i. Eunice « b. 17 June 1787; m. Abram Hawley. 

ii. Kezia, b. 8 Feb. 1790; d. 31 Dec. 1874. 

iii. Bela D., b. 4 Mar. 1792- d. 10 Oct. 1818; m. Julia Thompson. 

iv. Susan, b. 25 Jan. 1795; d. 20 Mar. 1879; m. in Aug. 1816 George 

Lines of Woodbridge, b. abt. 1792, d. 16 May 1852. 
v. Louisa, b. 23 Feb. 1797; d. 1 Feb. 1814. 
vi. Sarah, b. 28 July 1799; d. 9 Sept. 1804. 
via. Sarah, b. 2 Aug. 1800; m. George Bbonson. 
viii. Mart Etta, b 6 June 1801; m. Jeremiah Thomas. 
ix. Bjtta Ann, b. 4 Mav 1803; m. 12 July 1829 Richard Atwater. 
• x. John Plumb, b. 8 Oct. 1806; <L 20 Sept. 1807. 

III. An Unplaced Family 

William Morris of Oxford was possibly a son of George Morris of 
the Milford family (5). In 1795 he was chosen as guardian by 
Leverett Lines of Oxford, whose mother is said by descendants to 
have been Anna Morris. He married first, 28 Mar. 1792, Elizabeth 
Thomas, born about 1772, died in 1808, daughter of Reuben and 
Rhoda (Clinton) ; and secondly Amelia Thomas, born about 1771, 
died in 1853, sister of his first wife. 
k*j Children by first wife: 

i. Maria, m. Ransom. 

ii. Lyman, bapt. 14 Oct. 1794. 

iii. Betsey, bapt. 1 Apr. 1797; m. Alltng. 

iv. William, of New Haven, b. 6 Mar. 1799; m. . He had issue. 

v. Sheldon, b. 8 Apr. 1801. 

vi. Elliott, b. 9 Apr. 1803. 

vii. Jason, of New Haven, b. 3 May 1805; d. s.p. 28 Mar. 1840; m. 

Cynthia Buckingham. 
viii. Adeline, b. 9 Oct. 1806; m. Downs. 

Child by second wife : 
ix. Amelia Luceetia, bapt. 6 Jan. 1812. 



GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH IN ENGLAND 

Contributed by Miss Elizabeth Fbench, and communicated by the Committee on 

English Research 

[Continued from vol. 70, page 349] 

JOSSELTN 

■ 

The following records establish the English ancestry of John 
Josselyn, the well-known traveller and author of " New-Englands 
Rarities Discovered" and "An Account of Two Voyages to New- 
vol. lxxi. 2 



20 Genealogical Research in England [Jan. 

England," of his brother, Henry Josselyn, Deputy-Governor of Maine 
under the Gorges Patent, and of their distant kinsman, Thomas 
Josselyn of Hingham and Lancaster, Mass. From this Thomas Josse- 
lyn probably all of the surname in America derive their descent. The 
records will be followed by a pedigree exhibiting in genealogical form 
the facts which they disclose. 

The Will of John Josselyn of High Rodyng, co. Essex, Esq., 1 August 
1524. My manor farm once called Davyes and now Newhall Josselyn in 
High Roding. A tenement called Bacon's. Tenements in Canfield and 
Much Dunmowe called Mayes and Sanders. Land called Bradbuchopes in 
Aythorp Rodyng held of the Earl of Essex as of his manor of Aythorp Rodyng. 
Land called Churchehope in Aythorpe Rodyng. Manor of Merks in Tylling- 
ham. Manors of Shyngilhalle alias Olives and Medling in Great Dunmowe. 
Lands in Hatfield called Philpotts and Roberds. An annuity out of lands in 
Little Canfield called Hodyngs. Lands in Shellowe Bowells. Lands in 
Great Dunmowe called Wallrams. Manors of Keers and Highins in co. 
Essex. Manor of Hidehall, co. Herts. Messuage and lands called Fitz 
Johns in Moch Waltham and Wrights in Litell Halyngbury. My lease for 
nineteen years of the manor of Much Canfield. My lands to my heirs male 
and the heirs male of their bodies lawfully begotten, and for lack of such to 
my brother Rauffe Josselyn's heirs male and the heirs male of their bodies 
lawfully begotten, and for lack of such to my cousin Rauffe Josselyn, son of 
John Josselyn late of Sheryng, and the heirs male of his body lawfully be- 
gotten, and for lack of such to his brother Philip and the heirs male of his body 
lawfully begotten, and for lack of such to Geffry, brother of the said Rauffe 
and Philip, and the heirs male of his body lawfully begotten, and for lack of 
such to my right heirs. Phillip my now wife. Cecelia my late wife. The 
latter's former marriage to John, son of John Fitzherbert. My son Thomas, 
under twenty-four. His marriage to Dorothy Gate, daughter of Geffry Gate, 
Knight, and an indenture regarding the same dated 18 June, 16 Henry VIII 
[1524]. My daughter Anne unmarried. My daughter Jane and her hus- 
band. After my wife's death obits are to be said for the repose of the souls 
of myself, my wives, Cecelia and Philip, my children, my father and mother, 
Thomas Bradbury, George Bradbury, Robert Fitzherbert and Elizabeth his 
wife, Thomas Raine, and all Christian souls. Brother-in-law Thomas Brad- 
bury, late citizen and alderman of London. My cousins George Josselyn, 
Gabriel Josselyn, and John Josselyn. Provision is made for George Josselyn 
until he have a benefice. Sir Roger Wentworth, Kt., John, his son, and 
his wife Anne, my cousin. Proved 13 February 1525 [1525/6]. (P. C. C, 
Porch, 3.) 

The Will of Rauffe Josselyn of Moche Canfeld [co. Essex], the last day 
of May 1525. To be buried in the church of St. Saviour of Canfeild. To the 
mother church of St. Paule in London 12d. To the high altar of the church 
of Canfeld, for my tythes forgot, a "blak howyd cow." My wife at her 
leisure to deliver a bullock to keep a light before [the image of] St. Nicholas. 
To every one of my godchildren 4d. To the reparation of the church of 
Canfeild 40s. To my wife Elizabeth all my lands both freehold and copy- 
hold, by licence of the lord [of the manor], for life; and at her decease my 
freehold land to Philyppe my son, with the tenement called Caldres and 
Cokmemys; and if he die without heirs of his body lawfully begotten, then 
the freehold land and tenements to Rauffe my son; and if he die without heirs 
of his body lawfully begotten, then to my son Nicholas; and if he die without 
heirs of his body lawfully begotten, then to my two daughters Agnes and 
Denyse and to their heirs, and for lack of such to the next of my blood. To 



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my son Rauffe, bis heirs and assigns, my tenement in Canfeild called "loue- 
dens." To my sons Philyppe and Rauffe £3. 6s. 8d. apiece. To my son 
Nicholas £3. 6s. 8d. at the age of twenty-one years. To my daughter Denys 
£6. 13s. 4d. at marriage. To the church of Canfeild three beasts to keep a 
yearly obit for my soul, my friends' souls, and all Christian souls. My wife 
shall pay some honest priest to say five masses for my soul. Executors: 
Elizabeth Josselyn my wife, Philippe Josselyh and Geffery Josselyn my 
brothers, and John Wysman my son-in-law. Supervisor: Master Thomas 
West. Witnesses: Symond May, Robert Clarke of Walles, and John How. 
[No record of probate.] (Commissary Court of London for Essex and Herts 
[Somerset House], 1525, original will.) 

The Will of Philip Josselyn of High Rodyng, co. Essex, widow, 15 October 
1530. To be buried in the Priory of Kings Hatfeild, in the Chapel of Our 
Blessed Lady, near my late husband John Josselyn. To the high altar of the 
parish church of High Rodyng, for my tythes and offerings negligently with- 
held, 20s. My executors to spend £10 on my funeral. Three trentalls of 
masses to be said for my soul in the Chapel of Our Blessed Lady in the Priory 
of Kings Hatfield. To a priest to sing at the Priory in the said Chapel for my 
soul and my friends' souk for twelve months 14s. To the reparation of the 
said Priory £10. To the reparation of the parish church of High Rodyng 20s. 
To my daughter Annes two gilt salts with drops with covers, a great gilt 
standing cup chased with a cover, my little "ivye" pot garnished with silver, 
all gilt, a silver and gilt pax, a silver holy-water stoup, the silver sprinkle to 
the same belonging, and my great silver and gilt ivye pot, and also certain 
linen [specified]. To my [torn] Wentworth my silver candlesticks, two silver 
cruets, and a silver bell. To Mary Josselyn a gilt cup with a cover and cer- 
tain linen [specified]. To my son Thomas Josselyn a gilt cup with a cover, 
my silver basin and ewer, two great pots of silver, parcel gilt, a table cloth 
of mine own spinning, being draught work, and other linen [specified], velvet 
bed hangings, a damask hanging, sixteen kine, a bull, and all my corn. To 
Peter, Henry, and Clare Wentworth, children of my son Wentworth, three 
silver goblets with covers. To John, Richard, and Thomas Josselyn three 
silver goblets, parcel gilt, with covers. To my brother Henry Bradburye of 
London 100s. To Leonard Josselyn my ton of silver, all gilt. To my daugh- 
ter Anne my best kirtle of black damask, a black cloth gown furred with 
shanks not yet made, and household goods [specified]. To my daughter 
Johanne Wentworth my best black chamblet gown. To my daughter-in-law 
Dorothy Josselyn another black chamblet gown trimmed with black velvet 
and a black satin kirtle. To my cousin Elizabeth, late the wife of Ralph 
Josselyn, a black cloth gown furred with calaber and purfled with mink. To 
my cousin Annes, the wife of John Wyseman, my black chamblet gown 
furred with gray. To Lady Gate a black worsted kirtle and a black gown. 
Whereas I hold to farm of the Priory of Hatfeild the tythes of an endward in 
Hatfeild called Brounhoe end for divers years yet to come, I give the said term 
to Thomas Wyseman. To Thomas Hawkyns of Much Canfeild 6s. 8d. To 
every of my servants 6s. 8d. The rest of my napery to be divided between 
my children Thomas, Anne, and my daughter Wentworth. To William 
Bradbury the younger, son to my cousin William the elder, £10, to find him 
towards his learning. To my cousin Humfrey Fitzherbert and his wife a 
black gown each. To the miller 40s. that he oweth me. Executors and 
residuary legatees: my son-in-law Nicholas Wentworth, Esq., my own son 
Thomas Josselyn, and John Wyseman, to each of whom I give 40s., they to 
dispose of the residue of my estate for the health of my soul. Witnesses: 
Sir Hugh Knokstubb, priest, and Sir Rauffe Wattson, priest. [No record of 
probate.] (Commissary Court of London for Essex and Herts [Somerset 
House], 1530, original will.) 



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The Will of Sm Thomas Josseltn of Newehale Josselyn, co. Essex, knight, 
1 October 1561. To be buried in the chancel of the parish church of Sa- 
bridgworth, co. Herts. To Dame Dorothe Joscelyn, my wife, all jewels 
belonging to her or myself, all plate, household goods of linen or woolen at 
my manor house of Newhalle Joscelyn, all cattle, and all corn both gathered 
and growing on my lands, she causing me to be worshipfully buried and 
paying my funeral expenses. John Gybbe, Thomas Perry, and John Ingolde 
are my feoffees of my manor of Highe Rothinge and all my other lands in 
High Roothinge, Eythorpe Rothing, Kings Hatfelde, and Canfeld, or else- 
where in Essex, as by deed made at Highe Rothing 30 September 1561. My 
will is that they shall be seised of the manor from my decease, to the use of 
my said wife Dame Dorothe Josselyn and my son John Josselyn for their 
lives, on condition that they pay all my debts and legacies, and after the 
decease of my said wife and son John, then to the use of the heirs male of the 
body of my son Richard Josselyn, and for lack of such issue to the use of my 
son Thomas Josselyn and the heirs male of his body, and for lack of such 
issue to the use of my said son John Josselyn and the heirs male of his body, 
and for lack of such to the use of my son Henry Josselyn and the heirs male of 
his body, and for lack of such to the use of my son Edwarde Josselyn and the 
heirs male of his body, and for lack of such to the use of my right heirs. To 
my said son Edward the custody, wardship, and marriage of Mary Lambe, 
which I bought of William Gerrard, Esq., to which marriage if it fortune the 
said Edward not to be preferred, then he shall have 20 marks a year for life. 
To my son Richard Josselyn all my household stuff at Hide Hall, co. Herts. 
To my wife my lease of the tythe of Brounso End with the profits, she paying 
to the lord the rent and rjerforming the covenants as specified in an indenture. 
H she die before the lease be expired, reversion to my son Thomas Josselyn, 
on condition that, if he die without male heirs, he leave the same to my son 
Richard. To Jane Kelton, my daughter, now wife of Richard Kelton, gent., 
£100, to be paid out of the lands before mentioned, so that the said Richard 
Kelton be assisting to my son Henry Josselyn and obedient in all things 
reasonable to my wife after my decease. To John Wentworth, knight, and 
to my lady his wife, to each a gold ring of the value of 4 marks. To my son 
Glascott and my cousin Mathew Bradbury a gold ring of the value of 26s. 8d. 
and a black gown to each. To Dame Jane Wentworth, my sister, a gold 
ring of the value of 40s. and a black gown. To the poor of, and to the 
marriages of poor maidens in, Sabridgeworth and Hatfelde Brodoke 40s. 
a parish. To the same in Shering and Aythorpe Roding 20s. a parish. To 
every one of my yeomen servants daily in my household his whole years 
wages and a black coat, and to every yeoman servant not daily waiting 20s. 
and a black coat. To every servant of husbandry 13s. 4d. and a black coat. 
To each maid servant 10s. apiece and a black gown, and to Joyce Wasket 
20s. and a black gown. To my son Henry Josselyn and Anne, his wife, 40 
marks. My wife shall buy against my burial all the black cloth afore given 
and also cloth for all my children, their wives, and children. Executors: my 
wife Dame Dorothie Josselyn and my son John Josselyn. Supervisors : my 
friends George Hadley, esquire, and Roger Trigge, gentleman, and to them 
for their pains £6. 13s. 4d. and a black gown to each. To "yonge Erie" 40s. 
To Richard Estegate, my boy, £5. To Richard Lucas £6. 13s. 4d. and a 
black gown. Witnesses: John Spryttu, Richard Choppin, Robert Wasket, 
John Gybb, and Roger Trigge. Proved 18 October 1564 by Dame Dorothie 
Josselyn. (P. C. C., Stevenson, 28.) 

The Will of Symond Jossltn of Felsted, co. Essex, yeoman, 15 March 
1577 [1577/8]. To be buried in the church or churchyard of Felsted. To 
Margarett, my wife, and Raffe Josslynn, my son, all those my lands, tene- 
ments, leayes, meadows, pastures, and grounds which I hold by copy of court 



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roll of the manor of Felsted, during my wife's widowhood, and from the day 
of the remarriage or decease of my said wife wholly to remain to my son 
Raffe Josslyn and his heirs. If my wife remarry, my son Raffe shall pay 
to her or her assigns £6. 13s. 4d., and if he refuse to pay such sum to his 
mother, then she shall enjoy one half of the said copyhold lands during her 
hie. To my son Raffe Josslyn and to the heirs of his body lawfully begotten 
all my lands, meadows, and pastures lying in Booking, on condition that he 
pay to my son John Josslyn £100 within three -years after my decease, and 
for default of such payment or if my son Raffe die without issue, said lands 
in Bocking to my son John Josslyn and his heirs for ever. To my son Raffe 
all my lands, meadows, and pastures in Rayne, to him and the heirs of his 
i body lawfully begotten. To my son Jeffrye Josslyn £30 within one year 

after my decease. To my daughter Joane Josslyn £30 at the age of twenty 
years or day of marriage. Residuary legatees and executors: my wife Mar- 
garett and my son Raff Josslyn. Witnesses : Anthonye Hyde, John Belcham, 
and John Sp'havke [Sparhawke]. Proved 3 February 1578 [1578/9] by the 
executors named in the will. (Commissary Court of London for Essex and 
Herts [Somerset House], 1578, original will.) 

The Will of Dorathet Josseltn of Highe Roodinge, co. Essex, widow, 
late wife of Sir Thomas Josselyn, Knight, deceased, [dated] 1579. To be 
buried in Sabbesforde* church next to my husband. To the said church 
6s. 8d. To the church of High Roodinge 40s. To the poor of Highe Rood- 
inge 20s., to be distributed at my burial. One quarter of wheat to be baked 
and given to the poor of Highe Roodinge and Eythrope Roodinge by the 
churchwardens of said parishes. To the surveyore of highways and bridges 
of Highe Roodinge 20s. To the poor of Hadfeld Brodock 10s. To each of 
my sons and to my daughter Jane Kelton a gold ring of the value of 20s. To 
Humphrey Josselyn, son to Henry Josselyn, Esq., £6. 13s. 4d. at the age of 
twenty-one years. To Richard Lucas, my servant, £6 and all debts and 
bills due to him by me. 'To John Casse, my servant, a bullock. To my 
other servants their full wages, and 20s. each to those with me at my death. 
Executor: my brother Henrie Gate of Seamer, co. York. To my son Edward 
Josselyn half my goods. To his daughter Mary Josselyn £20 at the age of 
eighteen years. Supervisor: Sir William Cordell, to whom I give a gold ring 
of the value of 20s. Witnesses: Richard Lucas, John Pickering, and Hughe 
Glave. Proved 11 February 1582 [1582/3] by Sir Henry Gate, the executor 
named in the will. (P. C. C., Rowe, 10.) 

The Will of Henky Joscelin of Torrells Hall, co. Essex, Esq., 18 August 
1587. To my sons Fraunces, Henry, Anthony, and Christopher Josselin 
£300 each at the age of twenty-one years. To my daughters Grace, Wini- 
fred, Anne, Elizabeth, and Katherin Joscelin £300 each at the age of twenty- 
one years or day of marriage. To my bayley Jeffery Tanner 40s. To my 
butler Thomas Dennis 20s. To Arthur and Anne Harris, children of my 
daughter Marie, £40 each at the age of twenty-one years. To my servant 
Robert Cullin 20 marks, and I desire my wife to grant to him my windmill at 
Thurrockes for twenty-one years, he paying £3 yearly and making repairs, 
having timber delivered to him at Brentwood. My bayley Gregorie Smithe 
to have his dwelling at the manor house of Thurrocks and pasture for six kine 
and twenty sheep in the grounds thereof for twenty-one years. To my son 
Thomas Josselin, toward his maintenance, the lease to my brother of the 
manor of Slade and the rent reserved. I desire my wife after my decease to 
assure all her lands after her decease to my son Thomas Joscelin and his heirs 
male, and for want of such to my son Henry Joscelin and his heirs male, and 
for want of such to my son Anthony Joscelin and his heirs male, and for want 

* An ancient name for Sawbridgeworth, co. Herts. 



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of such to my son Christopher Joscelin and his heirs male. Executrix: my 
wife. Proved 25 January 1587 [1587/8] by Anne Joscelin, relict and executrix 
named in the will. (P. C. C, Rutland, 5.) 

Administration on the goods of Anne Josseltn, widow, of Willimgale 
Dooe, co. Essex, was granted 23 April 1591 to Thomas Josselyn, her son. 
(P. C. C, Administration Act Book, 1591, fo. 172.) 

Administration on the goods of Henry Josseltn late of Torrells Hall in 
the Parish of Willingale Doe, esquire, left unadministered by the widow Anne, 
his executrix, was granted 30 April 1591 to his son Thomas. (P. C. C, 
Administration Act Book, 1591, fo. 173.) 

The Will of Jhon Joslin of Revenale [Rivenhall], co. Essex, husbandman, 
7 February, 39 Elizabeth [1596/7]. To the poor of Rewynhalle 10s. Where- 
as Jhon Josheline, my father, by his last will* gave me £100, to be paid me 
within four years after my mother's decease out of one messuage called 
boiling hayche, and the annual rent of £3. 6s. 8d. during said time, my will is 
that my faithful and well beloved brother Thomas Josline of Rochforde, co. 
Essex, shall take the said £100 and the said annual rent, to the use and behoof 
of Jhon Joslein, my son, the said Thomas entering into a bond to Thomas Cave, 
my father-in-law, or Marie Joslin, my wife, to pay the same when my son Jhon 
shall arrive at the age of twenty-one. If he die before that time, reversion to my 
daughter Marye Josllin at the age of twenty or day of marriage; and if she die 
before said times, reversion to my wife Mary. To my daughter Mary £20 at 
age of twenty or day of marriage; and if she die before said times, reversion to 
my son Jhon Joslin at the age of twenty-one. I make my wife Marye Joslin 
my executrix and give her the residue of my goods for the better bringing up 
of my children. Witnesses: Thomas Altile, Thomas Gvee, Jhon Leittel- 
berye, and Jhon Hvte. Proved 17 March 1596 [1596/7]. (Commissary 
Court of London for Essex and Herts [Somerset House], 1596, original will.) 

The Will of John Josltnne of Mountnessinge, co. Essex, yeoman, 21 April 
1602. To my son John Joslynne, the elder of that name, £100 which is in the 
hands of my brother Rafe Joslynne of Roxwell, to be paid at the age of 
twenty-one years and to remain for six years in the hands of my said brother 
Rafe, he entering into a bond of £300 to John Brathwaite of Litle Busteede 
and John Dod of Chelmsford to pay the said sum at the said time and £6 a 
year for the use of the same, to be paid to the said John Brathwaite and John 
Dod, which said sum shall be paid by them at the end of the said six years to 
my daughter Joane Joslynne, and if she die before her legacy be due, reversion 
to my executor. To my son John Josslynne the younger £100 at the age of 
twenty-one years, to be made up as follows : £40 in the hands of my brother 
Rafe Joslynne of Roxwell, £20 in the hands of John Persevell of Roxwell, £22 
in the hands of Thomas Bright of Rettingdon (as appears by a bond in the 
hands of John Boulton of Mounthessing), and £6 of the £10 my landlady, 
Mistress Traughton, owes me. The said legacy is to be paid to John Dod of 
Chelmsfford, who shall bring up, maintain, and educate my said son for the 
use of the said £100, he entering into a bond of £200 to my brother Thomas 
Josslynn of Rochford for the payment of the said sum. If either of my sons 
John the elder or John the younger die before the age of twenty-one years, 
reversion to the survivor, and if both die, reversion to so many of the rest of 
my children as shall be then living, equally divided. To my daughter Marie 
£100, of which £60 shall be paid within one year after my decease and £40 
within two years after my decease, a featherbed, bolster and covering, two 

* This will is no longer to be found, as the extant records of the Peculiar Court of 
Writtle with Rorwell, which are kept at Somerset House, London, go back only as far 
as 1618. 



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gowns, a box, and a table. To my son John the younger two pairs of flaxen 
sheets. The rest of my linen and my pewter shall be equally divided among 
my son John the elder and my daughters Mary and Joane, Mary to have the 
first choice. My hutches to be equally divided among all my children. To 
John Braithwaito of Litle Bursteede £4 of the £10 which Mistress Traughton 
owes me. To my godson Thomas Clarke a colt and a lamb. To my man 
Richard a colt. My daughter Marie to be governed in the choice of her 
marriage by my brothers Thomas and Rafe Joslynn, and if she will not be 
ruled by them, then she shall have but £60. Residuary legatee and executor: 
my son Henrie Josslynne. Overseers: my brother Thomas Josslynn of Roch- 
ford and John Brathwaite of litle Bursteede. I entreat my brother Simon 
Joslynn to be assisting to my son Henrie Joslynn in husbanding of this my 
farm (wherein I now dwell) three or four years after my death. Witnesses: 
Richard Baylie his mark and John Brathwaite. Administration was granted 
8 June 1602 tc Thomas Joslynn, uncle on the father's side of John Josslynn, a 
minor and executor, during the minority of the latter.* (Archdeaconry of 
Essex [Somerset House], Register Stephen, fo. 350.) 

The Will of John Jocelyne of the parish of Highe Rodinge, co. Essex, 
Esquier, 19 July 1602. " I doe first of all thanke god who havinge compassion 
on me whom he created & placed in this woride hath made me to lyvcthe 
most p'te of my life in the light of the gospell borne aboute the ende of the yere 
of the lorde 1529 when I was drowned accordinge to that my first bringinge 
vp in most deepe darknes of sup'sticion and Idolatry beinge taught to pray 
to roods stocks & stones only in the latyn tonge aswell publickely as pry- 
vately whereof I vnderstoode no worde, and this was then the comon vsage 
of eu'y man & woman in those daies but praised be god that hathe made the 
gospell so to sprede it self farre & nere eu'ywhere in the lande for thies fiftie 
yeres from his first begynnynge (except fyve sup'sticious yeres of Queene 
Maries reigne) that ther is none vr ch hath lyved w th in this tyme but might 
have plentifully harde thereof." To be buried in the chancel of High Roding 
church before the church, where I was wont to sit, and with a stone laid over 
me. To " Queenes Colledge in Cambridge where in the yere of the lorde 1549 
I was made fellowe of the howse by Doctor Cranmer late Archebushop of 
Cannterbury the chief e visiter of the uniu'sity in Kinge Edwardes daies" 
£100, to purchase therewith lands for the maintenance of an Hebrew lector 
yearly for ever in the said College, wishing no one man to be reader above two 
years, but that some other do succeed, that divers thereby may grow learned 
in the same tongue. To my nephews Richard Jocelyne, Esq., and John 
Jocelyne, gent., his brother, sons of my nephew Richard Jocelyne, Esq., 
deceased, £5 apiece. To my nephew Thomas Jocelyne, Esq., eldest son of 
my brother Henry Jocelyne, Esq., deceased, and to my nephews Francs, 
Henry, and Anthony, bretheren of the said Thomas, £5 apiece. To my god- 
son Thomas Joscelyne, son of my said nephew Thomas Jocelyne, and to my 

goddaughter , daughter of my nephew Robert Lee, Esq., and Mary 

his wife, £10 apiece. To my niece Wenefride Jocelyne, daughter of my 
brother Henry Jocelyne, £10, and to her sisters Elizabeth Jocelyne and 
Kathryne Jocelyne £5 apiece. To my bailiff Dennys Goodplay £5 and my 
riding cloak. To my servant Henry Newell £5. To my servantold Newell, 
the looker unto my cattle and ground, 40s. To my plowmen their-quarters 
wages and 20s. apiece. To my godson and nephew Christopher Jocelyne,"~one 
of the younger sons of my brother Henry Jocelyne, £10. To my servant John 
Allain £5. To my old friend Henry Maynard, Esq., a gold ring of the value 
of £3, inscribed " Christus mihi vita," which I will to be on all the rings I give. 

* Yet the will distinctly makes the son Henry executor, and he was living when this 
adn.inistration was granted. If he renounced his executorship, there is no record of 
such renunciation. 



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To Mistress Maynard, his wife, a gold ring of the value of 30s. To my 
cousins Francis Bradbury, Esq., John Wiseman, Esq., and Richard Francke, 
Esq., my sister Mary, wife of my brother Edward Jocelyne, Esq., my nephew 
Robert Lee and my niece Mary, his wife, my niece Grace Ball, being another 
daughter of my brother Henry Jocelyne, my nephew Roger Higham, Esq., 
and my niece Ann, his wife, my nephew Edmonde Allen, Esq., my cousin 
Geffrey Gate, Esq., and my familiar friend Mathewe Salwey, gent., to each 
a gold ring of the value of 20s. To my friend William Towse, Esq., a gold 
ring of the value of 40s. To Robert Cullyn, who hath been a true and old 
servant to our name, a gold ring of the value of 10s. To the poor of High 
Rodin g, £5 to be distributed at my funeral. Residuary legatee and executor : 
my brother Edwarde Jocelyne. [Signed] John Jocelyne. Witnesses: Ed- 
mund Aleyn and Mat. Salwey. Proved 19 January 1603 [1603/4] by the 
executor named in the will. Inventory, £1368. 5s. 2d., whereof £780 was in 
gold and silver. (Commissary Court of London for Essex and Herts [Somer- 
set House], 1603, original will.) 

The Will of Thomas Joslin of Rocheforde, co. Essex, yeoman, 5 March 
1604 [1604/5]. To be buried in the churchyard of Rocheforde. I give a piece 
of land called Lytle Snares, containing 15 acres, in the parish of Hocley, co. 
Essex, and in the occupation of William Wells, lying in Grene Street and 
abbutting upon the King's Highway leading from Canewdon to Rayleigh upon 
the north, to the use of the poor of Rocheforde for ever, the yearly profit to be 
employed for buying wood, providing houses, and relieving the necessities of 
the most poor, aged, and distressed persons, and not to be employed in bring- 
ing up bastards nor for any other intent than is above specified. The minister, 
two churchwardens, and four most substantial men of the parish of Rochford 
shall have the letting of said land and the distribution of the yearly rent. 
And the minister, two churchwardens, and four of the most substantial men 
of the parish of Prytlewell, once every year, shall call said parishioners of 
Rochford to an account to see whether they have performed the same as 
abovesaid. And, in recompense, 10s. yearly out of said rent shall be given 
them to be distributed to the poor of Pryttlewell. And if the parish of Roch- 
ford shall not employ the same as above specified, then the said land shall go 
to the poor of Pryttlewell to be employed as abovesaid. And if it shall not 
> be employed by them as above mentioned, the said land shall go to the use of 

poor people of the parish of Hocley, and if they shall also fail to employ the 
same as before declared, then it shall remain to my heirs. If the said land 
come to the poor of Pryttlewell or of Hocley, my heirs, with advice of any 
other they shall approve, shall yearly call them to account. If it shall 
continue to the poore of Rochford, my said heirs and assistants shall call the 
said parishioners of Pryttlewell to an account once in five years. To Ed- 
monde Thorneton thelder of much Stambridge, my kinsman Edmonde 
Thorneton of Shopland, and John Freeborne and Christofer Pake of Pryttle- 
well £40, to be distributed to the most distressed and religious ministers and 
' other godly and other religious persons in need. To Mr. Culverwell of Much 
Stambridg, Mr. Roger thelder, the preacher (of Weathersfield), and Mr. 
Neagoose of Lee 20 nobles apiece. To Mr. Joslinge,* my kinsman, the 
preacher of Goodeaster, £6. To Mr. Catlyn of Bromfield, Mr. Andrewes of 
Barling, Mr. Dykes, a preacher which is in prison, and Mr. Derrick of Little 
Stambridge £5 apiece. To Ezechias and Samuell Lorkin £5 apiece, to be 
paid unto their mother within three months after my decease and to be paid 
them at ages of twenty-one. To my sister EKzabethe Sumner £20, and to 
her children £20. To my sister Jone Lee £20, to be paid into the hands of 
John Elliott of Little Stambridge to remain to her use, no part to be delivered 
to her husband. To my kinswoman Jone Thornton £20. To my kinswoman 



* Rev. Jeffery Josslyn. 



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Lyddia Lee £10. To my kinswoman Rose Ellyott £20. To my sister 
Phillip Gooddy £10. To my wife's kinswoman Margery Bachiler £10 at the 
age of twenty-one or marriage. To my brother Rafe Joslin's children of 
Roxwell, which he hath now born, £150, to be equally divided amongst them, 
to be paid to them as they shall accomplish their several ages of twenty-one. 
To Henrye- Joslyn of Monesinge my land called Thistledons, of 40 acres, to 
him and his heirs, the third only excepted, which I give to Margaret, my wife, 
during her life. All residue of houses and lands to Margaret, my wife, for 
life, and the reversion of one house with appurtenances in Rochford called 
Watering, with two yards called Reynes and Culverhouse-hawe, now in the 
occupation of Edward Canewdon, to William Taynter and his lawful issue, 
and for want of such issue to James Nuttall, my wife's second son, and to his 
heirs. The remainder of my houses and lands to John Joslynn, son of my 
brother John Joslin thelder, and to his heirs. My lease of the Wickhouse 
grounde in Childerditch and Westthornedon to Margarett, my wife, and John 
Joslin, son of my brother John Joslynge the younger, during their lives, with 
reversion after my wife's death to the said John and his lawful issue, and for 
want of such issue reversion to the youngest son of my elder brother John 
Joslin and to his lawful issue. Rafe Joslin and Simon Joslin to be guardians 
to the said John Joslin, to receive such rent until he be of the age of twenty- 
one and then to account and pay to him the said rent. To the poor of Chil- 
derditch 10s. a year out of the lease of the Wickhouse ground. To John 
Alyor and James Edgiott £5 apiece. To Marie Eve of Rocheford and Thomas 
Eve, her son, £5 apiece, and to Suzan Eve and Anne Eve, her daughters, 
£5 apiece at the age of twenty-one or at marriage. To my daughter-in-law 
Elizabeth Sams, daughter to Henry Sames late of Totham, co. Essex, one 
silver and gilt salt with a cover. To my son-in-law Edward Sams £10. To 
my sons-in-law Charles Nuttall and James Nuttall £20 apiece. Also to the 
said James £80 which the Lady Penellope Rich, wife to the Right Honorable 
Robert, now lorde Rich, oweth me. To Thomas Nuttall, son of James 
Nuttall, £5. To Charles Nuttall's three children and to James Nuttall and 
Mary Nuttall, children to James Nuttall, 20s. apiece. To Jefferye Joslyn 
the debt he oweth me. To William Hudson cf Rochford 10s. To my sister 
Bayllie's three younger children £5 apiece at the age of twenty-one or at 
marriage. To be distributed to the poor at my funeral £5. To all my ser- 
vants except Margerie Batchiler and John Allior 10s. apiece. The reversion 
of the lease of Doggetts to William Taynter after my wife's decease; and if he 
die without issue before the lease expire, the residue of said years to be 
disposed of by my wife. Residuary legatee and executrix: Margaret, my 
wife. Witnesses: Thomas Burnett, Tobias Hudson his mark, and Thomas 
Woode. Proved 12 December 1606 by Margaret, relict and executrix named 
in the will. (P. C. C, Stafforde, 92.) 

[This will was contested by Ralph Josline and Simon Josline, brothers of 
the testator, and by Henry Josline, nephew of the testator; but the validity 
of the will was upheld by sentence pronounced 17 June 1607. (P. C. C, 
Huddlestone, 60).] 

The Will of Christopher Joceline of High Rothing, co. Essex, gentleman, 
5 April, 3 James I [1605]. To be buried in the chancel of High Rothing 
church and a stone to be laid over me. To my uncle Edward Joceline £29 
which I owe him, and to my aunt, his wife, a gold ring of the value of 40s. 
To my cousin Henry Joceline a gelding. To my cousin Jane Joceline £5. To 
my cousin Mary Lee £6. 6s. 8d. To my cousins Dorothie Joceline, Anne 
Joceline, and Elizabeth Joceline 50s. apiece. To my brother Anthonie 
Joceline £20 and my goshawk. To my sister Winefride £5 that she owes me. 
To my sisters Elizabeth Joceline and Katherine Joceline £5 apiece. To my 
old acquaintance Robert Cullen my falcon. To Elizabeth Dunmore, servant 



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to my uncle Edward Joceline, 20a. To Thomas Mason, my man, 20s. Re- 
siduary legatee and executrix: Marie Joceline, eldest daughter to my uncle 
Edward Joceline. [Signed] Christopher Jocely[n]. Witnesses: Henry Joce- 
lin, John Monke, John Allan, and William Jinner. [No record of probate.] 
(Commissary Court of London for Essex and Herts [Somerset House], 1605, 
original will.) 

The Will of Henky Josline of Mountnasing, co. Essex, yeoman, 16 July 
1611. To the poor of Mountnasing 20s. Towards a new bell for the church 
of Mountnasing 10s. To my brother John Joseline the elder and his heirs 
for ever all my lands in Writtle, Rockswell, Shelloe alias Shelley, Willingall, 
or elsewhere in the County of Essex. To John Josseline the younger, my 
brother, £10 at the age of twenty-one. To my sister Mary Joseline alias 
Dane £60, and to Richard Dane, her son, £10. To Mary Dane and Sarah 
Dane, her daughters, £5 apiece. To Arthur Hunt and Ehzabeth Barton, 
both of Mountnasing, 10s. apiece. Residuary legatee and executor: Richard 
Dane, my brother-in-law, and he is to deliver £300 to John Joseline the elder, 
my brother. Overseer: John Gooday of Roxwell, my uncle, to whom I give 
40s. Witnesses: William Simons, Jeremy Felix, Arthur Hunt, Elizabeth 
Clarke, and Ehzabeth Barton. Proved 30 July 1611 by Richard Dane, the 
executor named in the will. (Archdeaconry of Essex [Somerset House], 
Register Blunt, fo. 72.) 

Administration on the goods of Francis Joselyn late of Crundon Parke 
in the parish of St. Orset, co. Essex, was granted 9 March 1618 [1618/19] to 
his brother, Anthony Joselyn. (P. C. C, Administration Act Book, 1619- 
1622.) 

The Will of Margaret Joslyn of Rocheforde, co. Essex, widow, 11 October 
1619. To James Nuttall, my son, £40 at twenty-one. To Elizabeth Nuttall, 
daughter of Charles Nuttall (my son), £40 three months after my death. To 
Mary Nuttall, daughter of Charles Nuttall (my son), £20 at twenty. To 
Susanne Nuttall, daughter of Charles Nuttall (my son), £20 at twenty-one. 
If any of these children die, reversion to the survivors, in equal parts. To 
Anne Nuttall, daughter to Charles, £20 to be paid at twenty-one, on condi- 
tion that her mother shall deliver to my executor within one year after my 
decease all bonds as I stand bound with my son Charles for the payment of 
any money which shall be due to the children of her former husband. To 
Thomas Nuttall, son of James Nuttall (my son), £20 three months after my 
decease, and to him and his heirs one cottage in Rocheforde, late in the tenure 
of Richard Perryman. To John Nuttall and Charles Nuttall, sons of James 
Nuttall (my son), £10 apiece at twenty-one. To William Taynter, son of 
William Taynter (my son), £40 at twenty-one, and if he die before, his father 
is to dispose of it. To James Nuttall, my son, my lease of that part of Dog- 
getts which I have. Residuary legatees and executors : my son James Nuttall 
and my son William Taynter. To the poor at my funeral £2. To Charles 
Nuttall, son of Charles Nuttall (my son), a colt. Witnesses: John Wilson 
and Robert Brathwaite. My sons to have their children's portions in their 
own hands and answer the same. Proved 8 February 1619 [1619/20] by 
James Nuttall and William Taynter, the executors named in the will. (P. C. 
C, Soame, 19.) 

The Will of Ralph Josselyn of Roxwell, co. Essex, yeoman, dated 4 August 
1626 and signed 3 September 1628. To my wife Dorothy an annuity of £20 
for life, in recompense of her dower rights in all my lands and tenements. 
Whereas I desire that my wife shall dwell and abide with my two sons Ralph 
Josselyn and Symon Josselyn in the house wherein I now dwell, she shall have 
convenient lodging there, with free ingress and egress of the said house or 



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farm called Bollinghatch, with sufficient meat, drink, apparel, washing, and 
attendance, to be provided by my executors, and they shall pay to my said 
wife 25s. quarterly during her life, in recompense of both said £20 and her 
dower. And if she shall leave my sons' house, then they shall pay her the 
said £20 a year and also give to her for her own use six pairs of the best sheets, 
two dozen napkins, three tablecloths, and four towels. To my brother Symon 
Josselyn, in recompense of his brotherly love toward me and his care of my 
children, an annuity of £25 for life and the use of the upper chamber over the 
parlor of my said house wherein he now lives, with the bedding in the same 
and all necessary implements of household. My executors shall allow him 
for life the use of one good gelding or nag with a saddle and furniture. Where- 
as I have given to my eldest son John his portion of my lands and other estate 
amounting to £800, nevertheless my executors shall pay him £10 within ten 
years after the decease of my wife and my brother Symon, if he be living, and 
if he be dead, then the £10 shall be paid to his son Ralph Josselyn. To my 
son Thomas and my daughter Mary £5 apiece, to be paid within the said ten 
years. To my daughter Anna £10, to be paid within the said ten years. To 
my son Richard £200 for his portion and in recompense of £15 given him by 
the will of my brother Thomas Josselyn, deceased, to be paid within one year 
after the death of my wife and my brother Symon; and if they both die before 
me, then it shall be paid within four years after my decease. And if my 
executors make default of payment of the said £200, then I bequeath to my 
son Richard 20 acres of land called Highfield, in Roxwell, and my said farm 
called Bollinghatch, to him and his heirs for ever, with a foot-, horse-, and 
cartway, for himself, servants, etc., through a field called the field before the 
gate, parcel of said farm, to be directly leading next the hedge against Nyne 
acres, parcel of the lands called Foulchers, from the King's highway into said 
Highfield. To my son Joseph £160 for his portion and in recompense of £15 
given him by the will of my brother Thomas Josselyn, deceased, to be paid 
within two years after the death of my wife and my brother Symon; or if 
they both die before me, then within five years after my decease. And if my 
executors make default of payment of the said £160, then I bequeath to my 
son Joseph and to his heirs for ever all those parcels of wood and land called 
Woodfeilds, Spicers Crofts, and Bollinghatch Grove, with a part of Motts- 
hott next to the lane leading to Funbridge end, and to be divided at the path 
leading from Woodfeild to Fowchers, all of which said closes before devised 
to my son Joseph are parcels of my said farm. To my son Nathaniell £100 
for his portion and in recompense of £15 given him by the will of my brother 
Thomas Josselyn, deceased, to be paid within three years after the decease 
of my wife and my brother Symon; and if they both die before me, then to 
be paid within six years after my decease. My executors shall allow my 
daughter Elizabeth sufficient meat, drink, and apparel, and all other things 
necessary for her maintenance for life; and if she shall survive them, they shall 
provide for her maintenance during her life. To the poor of Roxwell 20s. 
The rest of my goods unbequeathed and all my said farms, lands, etc., called 
Bollinghatch, with all the houses, edifices, buildings, yards, gardens, orchards, 
etc., belonging thereto, and all closes, pastures, and wood growing belonging 
thereto, and all the ways, waters, etc., lying in Newland, Roxwell, and 
Writtle, or elsewhere in the said County of Essex, to my sons Ralph Josselyn 
and Symon Josselyn and the heirs of their bodies lawfully begotten. If my 
son Symon die without issue, reversion of his portion to my son Nathaniell 
and his heirs for ever; and if my son Ralph die without issue, reversion of his 
portion to my son John and his heirs for ever. If my sons Ralph and Symon 
do not pay the said sums to my sons Richard and Joseph, then this devise to 
my sons Ralph and Symon of the said several closes to my said sons Richard 
and Joseph provisionally formerly devised shall cease, and the said closes shall 
remain to Richard and Joseph according to my former devise. Executors: 



30 Genealogical Research in England [Jan. 

my sons Ralph Josselyn and Symon Josselyn. Overseer: my son Nathaniell 
Josselyn. Witnesses: Ma: Bridges, William Rochell his mark, William 
Smith, and Cha: Smyth. Proved 4 May 1632 by Ralph Joslin and Simon 
Joslin, sons of the deceased. (P. C. C, Audley, 57.) 

The Will of Joseph Josltn of Cranham, co. Essex, yeoman, 7 November 
1642. Whereas Ralph Joslyn of Roxwell, co. Essex, yeoman, my late father, 
did give unto his son Symon Joslyn, my elder brother, four parcels of land in 
Roxwell, called Woodfield, the Wood, Spicer's Croft, and the lower end of the 
Moteshott, upon condition that he, the said Symon Joslyn, my brother, 
should pay to me £160, 1 do give said sum (if it be paid by said Symon) as 
follows: to Richard Joslyn, my brother, £40; to Nathaniel Joslyn and 
Thomas Joslyn, my brothers, £10 apiece; to Daniel Hudson, my brother-in- 
law, £20; to Anne Hudson, my sister, £5 and also £15 more part of the said 
£160 which was given to me by Thomas Joslyn, my uncle, and paid into the 
hands of Ralph Joslyn, my father; to my cousin Mary Gill, wife of Thomas 
Gill of Cranham, £20 of the said £160; to the four children of Daniel Hud- 
son, namely, Daniel, Symon, William, and Elizabeth, £5 apiece; to John 
Hudson, my cousin, son of Daniel Hudson, £10; to the three daughters of 
John Joslyn, my eldest brother, £5, namely, to Dorothy and Anne 40s. 
apiece and to Mary 20s; to John Owting of Cranham £4 and a pair of sheets. 
If my brother Symon shall not pay the said sum of £160, according to Ralph 
Joslyn's will, then Richard Joslyn and Daniel Hudson, my brothers, shall 
enter upon said four parcels of land and hold them for ever, paying my 
legacies. To Ralph and Symon Joslyn, my brothers, a pair of gloves apiece. 
Executors and residuary legatees: Richard Joslyn and Daniel Hudson. 
Witnesses: Henry Nevill and George Stondon. Proved 6 December 1645 
by the executors named in the will. (Archdeaconry of Essex [Somerset 
House], Register Whiteheade, fo. 161.) 

The Will of Symon Joceline of East Hanningfield, co. Essex, yeoman, 
28 September 1649. To my eldest son Symon Joceline my messuage called 
Bouleinghatch, lying in the parishes of Roxwell and Newland Fee, co. Essex, 
and lands called Flax Hoppett or Willow Lease, land called Brickhill Mead, 
Badhams, Asponfield, Chalke, Pearecrofte, Leather Leise, Hoppet, and also 
so much of Moateshott whereof no use is limited by deed of the division of 
two parts of the farm called Bouleinghatch made between Ralph Joceline of 
Roxwell, co. Essex, yeoman, Thomas Joceline of Barham, co. Suffolk, yeo- 
man, and Rebecca his wife, and me, the said Symon Joceline, on the one part, 
and Aron Renton and John Parey of London, gent., on the other part. Also 
to my son Symon part of the mansion house purchased by me from my 
brother Ralph Jocelyne and the land called Hoppett Croftes and so much of 
Moateshott whereof no use is limited by deed to my brother Joseph Joceline. 
To my son Peter Joceline lands in Rettingdon, co. Essex. To my three 
daughters Anne, Sarah, and Grace Joceline £100 apiece as well as the follow- 
ing sums bequeathed to them and my son Peter by my late father-in-law 
Peter Avecrof te, viz : to Peter £20 at twenty-one, £20 to Anne at twenty-one 
or marriage, and to Sarah and Grace £5 apiece at twenty-one or marriage. 
My said daughters to be paid my £100 at the same times. H any of my 
daughters die, the survivors to be her heirs. To the poor of Roxwell 15s. 
Executor and residuary legatee: my son Symon Joceline. Overseers: my 
brothers Nathaniel Joceline and Richard Joceline. Witnesses: Thomas 
Luncher and George Solme. Proved 6 February 1655 [1655/6] by Symon 
Joceline, son of the testator and the executor named in the will. (P. C. C, 
Berkley, 54.) 

The Will of Ralph Josselin of Cranham Hall, co. Essex, yeoman, 27 No- 
vember 1656. To my daughter Dorothy £100 owing to me by Mr. Ford, 



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minister of Great Warely, upon bond, she paying £20 to my daughter Grace, 
and my said daughters Grace and Dorothy paying between them to my 
nephew Ralph Jocelin, minister of Earles Colne, £6 as testimony of my love 
to him, Dorothy paying £4. 16s. and Grace £1. 4s. I bequeath all my bills, 
rents, goods [etc.], to my daughter Elizabeth, provided she shall not marry 
without the consent of Dorothy and Grace and of .my cousin Ralph Josselin. 
My executors shall take into their hands the money and goods given to 
Elizabeth and allow her the yearly profits thereof, and upon her marriage lay 
it out in lands, and settle them upon her and her heirs for ever. And if she 
marry without said consent, then my executors shall allow to her and her 
children at their discretion the yearly profits of aforesaid goods, and dispose 
of the principal estate to her children who shall best deserve the same. If 
said Elizabeth die without heirs or before marriage, the goods shall be equally 
divided between Grace and Dorothy, provided they pay my said cousin 
Ralph Josselin £20. Executors: Ralph Josselyn and my daughters Grace 
and Dorothy. Witnesses: Richard Joslin and Ann Hampson. 

Nuncupative codicil, 21 March 1656 [1656/7]. To Grace Johnson, my 
daughter, wife of Robert Johnson, £20 now in the hands of Captain [ ] 

Stracy. Witnesses: Martyn Curtis and Ann Howard. (P. C. C, Ruthen, 
511 .) Proved 23 December 1657 by Ralph Josselin, cousin and sole executor. 
(P. C. C, Probate Act Book, 1657.) 

The Will of Ralph Josselin of Earles Colne, co. Essex, clerk, 1 June 1683. 
To my only wife Jane, the wife of my youth, my freehold land called Springs 
Marsh and my copyhold land called Stulps for life, with reversion at her 
decease to my daughter Elizabeth, wife of Mr. Gilbert Smith of the parish of 
St. Martins in the Fields [London], colourman. Also to my wife for life 
Stonebridge meadow, being freehold, together with the bridge to be made. 
To my wife for her better maintenance all her wearing apparel, the silver and 
gold I have given her, certain furniture, brass, plate, pewter, iron, steel, 
linen, and all things needful to furnish three or four rooms in my said man- 
sion. To my daughter Mistress Mary Josselin, the wife of Mr. Edward Day 
of Great St. Martins in the Fields [London], £100; and to her and her heirs 
my freehold tenement on Colne Green wherein I now dwell, with the orchard, 
barns, stables, and all other buildings thereto belonging, containing half an 
acre, the copyhold lands called Upper Coes, containing 20 acres, abutting on 
the tenement of one Mole, now in the occupation of Henry Wiseman, the 
Green, the road leading off Colne Green towards Colne Engaine, Lower Coes, 
lands called Bayleys, belonging to Robert Harris, and land belonging to Mr. 
Sibley. A quitrent of 20s. yearly to be paid to the lords of the manor of 
Colne Pryory. If my said daughter Mary die without issue, the said property 
to Mr. Edward Day for life. If they have issue and desire to sell the property, 
they shall offer it to my heirs for a sum not exceeding £400. To my daughter 
Mistress Jane Woodthorpe £40. To my wife Jane my two lower broom 
fields called Lower Coes, abutting on lands belonging to one Prucknett and 
lands which I bought of Mr. Fletcher in Colne. To my daughters Mistress 
Elizabeth Smith and Mistress Rebecca Spicer 10s. apiece to buy them rings. 
My wife to be executrix, and to have my stock and corn. To my only son 
John Josselin all my lands unbequeathed, from the 29th of September next 
after my decease, together with Inhams Heme lays and love land that I 
bought of Mr. Fletcher and his wife, on condition that he suffer his mother to 
lay in what corn and hay she pleases in the boarded barn and one end of the 
barn at Fishers, and dispose of the cattle and corn growing on my lands until 
the said date. This condition being performed, his mother shall give to him 
my fallow in Hobstevens, my six horses, and the young stone colt, and all the 
harness, wagons, ploughs, tumbrells, and appurtenances. My library as it 
stands I leave to one or two of my grandchildren who shall first enter the 
ministry. My household goods I leave to my executrix's pleasure, to be 



32 Genealogical Research in England [Jan. 

divided into five parts to be chosen by them* according to their ages. Wit- 
nesses: Jo: Ludgater, R* Potter, and Humpfrey Rugels. Proved 5 Novem- 
ber 1683 by the executrix. (Archdeaconry of Colchester [Somerset House], 
Register Collin, fo. 144.) 

From the Parish Registers op Bishops-Stortford, co. Herts 

1619 Thomas son of Simond and Ann Joslyne baptized 11 July. 

1619 Mary daughter of John Joslyne and Anne his wife baptized 12 October. 

1624 Rebecca daughter of John and Anne Joslyn baptized 28 November. 

1624 Ann wife of John Joslyn malster buried 29 November. 

1626 Geofery son of Symon and Anna Joslyn baptized 10 April. 

1628 Sarah daughter of Simon and Ann Joslyn baptized 2 July. 

1630 Margaret daughter of Symon and Anne Jocelyn baptized 28 September. 

1630 Rebecca daughter of John and Helen Josselyn baptized 20 January 

[1630/1]. 
1638 Agnes daughter of Symon and Mary Jocelyn baptized 7 July. 

From the Parish Registers of BoBBrNGwoRTH,t co. Essex 
1626 Raph Joscelin of Roxwell and Grace Leggate married 29 November. 

From the Parish Registers of Chelmsford, co. Essex 

Marriagest 
1593 John Josselyn and Joan Gooden 30 September. 
1600 Richard Bell and Joane Joslin 25 May. 
1633 James Joslyn and Ann Allsap 30 April. 
1657 Robert Lukyn single and Elizabeth Jocelyn single, both of Roxeffeild, 

23 October. 
1662 John Neale and Elizabeth Joslyn widow of Little Waltham 28 April. 
1669 Symon Joslyn and Abigail Bacon 1 June. 

Josselyn Entries in the Parish Registers of Fyfield,§ co. Essex, 

1538-1650 

Baptisms 
1546 Helenora Joslin daughter of John Joslyn born and baptized 1 February 

[1545/6]. 
1546 Ralph son of Simon Joslyn born and baptized 5 December. 
1550 Alice Joselyn baptized 13 January [1549/50]. 

Marriages 
1544 John Turnishe and Agnes Joselyn 14 September. 
1544 Simone Joslyn and mgaret Poole 12 October. 
1544 John Joslyn and Alice Nevell Widow 15 January [1544/5]. 

Burial 
1585 Thomas Joselin servant of Robert Alite 15 October. 

Josselyn Entries in the Parish Registers of Moreton,|| 
co. Essex, 1558-1650 

1630 Ralph Jocelin son of Ralph Joslin baptized 14 December. 

* This pronoun probably refers to the daughters of the testator. 

t The registers of this parish, 1558-1785, were printed by Frederick Arthur Crisp in 
1884. 

% The marriages in the registers of this parish, 1539-1837, are printed in Phillimore 
and Blagg's Essex Parish Registers, Marriages, vols. 2 and 3. These registers have 
not been searched for Josselyn baptisms and burials. 

§ The registers of this parish, 1538-1700, were printed by Frederick Arthur Crisp in 
1896. 

|| The registers of this parish, 1558-1759, were printed by Frederick Arthur Crisp in 
1890. 



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1630 Ralph son of Ralph Jocelin buried 15 December. 

1631 Samuel son of Ralph Joslin baptized 19 March [1631/2]. 

Josseltn Entries in the Parish Registers of Roxwell, 
co. Essex, 1558-1649 

Baptisms* 
1561 Simon Josling 12 October. 
1563 John Josline 27 November. 
1566 Phillip Joseline 21 August. 
1586 Marie Joslin 4 September. 
1588 Agnes Joslin 25 August. 
1590 Ralph Joslin 8 July. 
1600 Joseph son of Ralph Joselin 6 June. 
1602 Nathaniell Joselin 29 September. 
1604 Elizabeth Joselin 23 September. 
1611 Marie daughter of John Joselin 30 June. 
1616 Ralph son of John Joslin 18 February [1616/17]. 

1633 Anne daughter of Ralph Joscelyn 9 August. 
1637 Francis son of Richard Joseline 14 October. 
1643 Theba daughter of Richard Joseline 3 October. 

Marriages^ 
1566 Peter Saul and Alice Joslin 29 November. 
1576 Robert Lees and Johne Joslin 8 July. 
1579 John Joslin and Joane Weld 13 September. 
1583 Ralfe Joslin and Marie Bright 21 May. 
1616 Samuel Hutt and Anna Joslin 30 January [1616/17]. 
1629 Simon Josselin and Anne Ecroft 2 February [1629/30]. 

BitrialsX 

1578 John Joslin 18 February [1578/9]. 

1579 Richard Joslin 21 December. 
1600 Widow Joslin 31 January [1600/1]. 
1606 Dorothie Josselin 17 January [1606/7]. 
1631 Ralph Joscelyn 19 March [1631/2]. 

1634 Widow Joscelyn 16 October. 

1634 — son of Ralph Joscelyn 20 February [1634/5]. 

1635 An infant of Ralph Joscelyn 7 April. 

1639 Anne wife of Richard Josceline 12 November. 

[The rest of the Josselyn material will be published in the Register of April 
1917. — Editor.] 

[To be continued] 



INSCRIPTIONS FROM GRAVESTONES AT PLAINFIELD, 

CONN. 

Copied and communicated by Judge Joss Eben Pkiob of Moosup, Conn. 

The following inscriptions have been copied from gravestones 
found in numerous small cemeteries and burial lots at Plainfield, 
Conn. These graveyards have been classified according to the school 

* No baptisms are found on record from 1621 to June 1623. 

t No marriages are found on record for the years 1571-1575, 1621, and 1645. 

t No burials are found on record from April 1621 to December 1622. 



34 Inscriptions from Gravestones at Plainfield, Conn. [Jan. 

districts in which they are situated. All the inscriptions legible in a 
given lot have been copied, although not all the lots have as yet been 
examined. The punctuation is that of the copyist, the punctuation 
on the gravestones being in many cases illegible. 

Black Hill School District 
Bennett Burying Ground 

Stephen Bennett, died June 12, 1878, aged 84 years, 9 months, & 7 days. 
Emily Bennett, wife of Stephen Bennett, died March 30, 1900, aged 88 years, 

7 months, & 16 days. 
George C., son of Stephen & Emily Bennett, died Jan. 6, 1839, aged 1 year 

& 3 months. 
Edwin D., son of Stephen & Emily Bennett, died Oct. 6, 1841, aged 4 yrs. 

& 1 mo. 
Joseph L., son of Stephen & Emily Bennett, died Oct. 11, 1847, aged 4 yrs. 

& 6 mos. 
Benjamin, son of Stephen & Emily Bennett, died Apr. 1, 1848, aged 6 mos. 
Stephen N. Bennett, born March 14, 1832, died March 24, 1893. 
Loren W. Bennett, died Oct. 27, 1886, aged 36 years. 
Daniel C. Bennett, died July 6, 1860, aged 27 yrs. 
Olive Bennett, wife of Darius C. Herrick, born Apr. 6, 1849, died Dec. 14, 

1905. Daughter of Stephen & Emily Bennett. 

Cornell-Munroe Burying Ground 

Nancy Cornell, died July 24, 1839, M. 31. 

Sacred to the memory of Mr. William Cornell, who departed this life Oct. 16, 

1810, in the 49th year of his age. 
In memory of Mrs. Huldah Cornell, wife of Mr. William Cornell, who de- 
parted this life April 26, 1833, in the 65th year of her age. 
Mason Cornell, son of William Cornell, passed to the spirit land July 19, 

1841, aged 39 yrs. 5 mos. & 4 days. 
Philenia Munro, wife of Mason Cornell, passed to spirit land Aug. 19, 1878, 

aged 81 yrs. 8 mos. & 19 days. 
Infant daughter of Mason & Hilena A. Cornell, born Dec. 14, 1828. 
Nancy, infant daughter of Mason & Philena Cornell, died Oct. 25, 1834, M. 

9 months. 
William Cornell, son of Mason & Philena A. Cornell, was born in Plainfield, 

Conn., July 7, 1832, and died in San Francisco, Call., March 23, 1852, 

M. 19 years and 8 mos. 
Anna Cornell, daughter of Mason & Philena A. Cornell, Passed from this to 

a higher sphere May 16, 1855, aged 25 years. 
Mason, son of Mason & Philena A. Cornell, passed to spirit land April 28, 

1884, aged 45 yrs. 11 mos. 
In memory of Miss Mary Cornell, who departed this life Oct. 20, 1834, in the 

29th year of her age. 
Clarissa, wife of Hezekiah Crandall and daughter of William and Huldah 

Cornell, died 7th mo., 21st, 1838, aged 38 yrs. 3 mos. 19 ds. 
Erected Jan., 1850, In memory of Gideon Cornell, who was born in Swanzey, 

Mass., Oct. 25th, 1728, O. S., and died in Plainfield, Conn., Dec. 25, 

1817, M. 89. 
Hephzibah Cornell, his wife, who was born in Swanzey, Mass., Jam 14, 
1733, O. S., and died in Plainfield, Conn., July 16, 1814. 
In memory of Miss Nancy, daughter of Mr. Gideon Cornell, who departed 

this life April 21, A.D. 1799, aged 31 years. 
Hephzebah Cornell was born April 10, 1774, died April 30, 1847, aged 73. 



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Huldah, daughter of Wm. & Huldah Cornell & wife of John Martineso, died 

Oct. 26, 1844, M. 19. 
Samuel Monroe, died March 29, 1838, aged 45 years. 

Sarah, his wife, died Jan. 23, 1865, aged 64 years. 
Nancy, daughter of Samuel & Sarah Munro, died Nov. 2, 1855, aged 24. 
Sarah Ann, daughter of Samuel & Sarah Munro, died Oct. 29, 1861, aged 

31 yrs. 
William C. Monroe, 1828 — 1885, 2nd Mass. Cav., Co. D., in 18 Battles. 
Margaret A. Matteson, his wife, 1835 — 1912. 
E. Cornell Monroe, their son, 1869 — 1909. 
John Munro, born in Bristol, R. I., 11th mo., 23rd, 1742, died in Plainfield, 

Conn., 2nd mo., 18th, 1829. 
Parthania Cornell, wife of John Munro, born in Swanzey, Mass., 1st mo., 

6th, 1758, died in Plainfield, Conn., 11th mo., 6th, 1834. 
Parthania, daughter of John & Parthania Munro, born 1st mo., 6th, 1785, 

died 1st mo., 16th, 1829. 
Minervia, daughter of John & Parthania Munro, born 5th mo., 23rd, 1791, 

died 1st mo., 14th, 1839. 
• Lewrania, daughter of John & Parthania Munro, died July 28, 1875, aged 

88 yrs. & 17 days. 
Nancy, daughter of John & Parthania Munro, died 7th mo., 20th, 1890, 

aged 96 yrs. 5 mos. & 10 days. 
Cornell Munroe, died 10th mo., 8th, 1843, M. 53 yrs. 11 mos. & 24 ds. 
' Eunice Cornell, wife of Cornell Munroe, Passed from earth to spirit life 

April 20, 1862, in the 65th year of her age. 
John Edward, son of Cornell & Eunice Munroe, died 1st mo., 8th, 1835, M. 

1 yr. 3 mo. 9 ds. 
Abby A. Munroe, daughter of Cornell & Eunice Munroe, Passed from this 

to a higher Sphere June 13, 1855, aged 23 years, 6 mos. 
John Staples Smith, born in Preston, died in Plainfield, Conn., Nov. 30, 1892, 

aged 69 yrs. 3 mos. & 20 days. 
Augustus Evans, son of John S. & Frances C. C. Smith, Passed into the 

Spirit-Land Feb. 28, 1868, aged 5 mos. & 18 days. 



Burial Lot on the Randall Farm 

Luke Nichols, died March 18, 1848, aged 64 years. 

Mrs. Belinda N. Wilbur, Consort of Mathew G. Wilbur, died June 5, 1842, 
in the 35th year of her age. 

Flat Rock School District _ 

fyytx 

Burial Lot on the Davis Farm* Kj ' e *•> 

North Part 
The grave of Mr. Samuel Bissell, who died Feb. 28, 1825, aged 69 years. 
Anna, wife of Samuel Bissell, died Sept. 15, 1847, aged 95 years. 
Joseph Congdon, died June 9, 1852, aged 59 years. 
Polly, widow of Joseph Congdon, died April 3, 1854, aged 62 years. 
In memory of Catharine E., wife of Robert S. Tucker, who died June 14, 
1833, aged 24 years, 2 months, & 4 days. 

South Part 
In memory of Mr. Perry Clark, who died May 3, 1800, in ye 76th year of 

his age. 
In memory of Mrs. Lydia, wife of Mr. Perry Clark, who died April 16, 1806, 

in the 78th year of her age. 

* This lot is enclosed by a stone wall in a somewhat dilapidated condition, and ia 
also divided into two parts by a wall. 

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36 Inscriptions from Gravestones at Plainfield, Conn. [Jan. 

In memory of Mrs. Mary, wife to Capt. Stephen Clark, who died Mar. 20, 

1793, in ye 45th year of her age. 
In memory of John, son to Capt. Stephen Clark & Mrs. Mary his wife, who 

died April 8, 1791, aged 2 years. 
In memory of Miss Polly Clark, daughter of Capt. Stephen Clark & Mrs. 

Mary his wife. She departed this life April 12th, 1794, aged 20 years, 

8 months, & 25 days. 
In memory of Rhobe, daughter to Capt. Stephen Clark & Mrs. Mary his 

wife, who died Oct. 3, 1797, in ye 15th year of her age. 
Dixwell Lathrop, a Soldier of the American Revolution, died 1841, aged 88 

years. 
Eunice Davis, wife of Dixwell Lathrop, died 1803, aged 32 years. 
Mehala Phillips, widow of Jacob Bennett & wife of Dixwell Lathrop, died 

1852, aged 79. 
Rachel, daughter of Dixwell & Mehala Lathrop, died 1831, aged 22 years. 
Nat Phillips, died Oct. 5, 1829, aged 79. A Patriot's Grave. 
Wealthy, wife of Nat Phillips, died May 30, 1827, aged 67. 

Gallup Cemeteey 

Stephen S., son of S. L. & H. S. Barber, born April 6, 1872, died July 16, 1873. 
Thomas Burdick, died Nov. 3, 1883, aged 90 years. 
Abigail, wife of Thomas Burdick, died May 27, 1859, aged 62 years. 
Charles, son of Thomas & Abigail Burdick, died Nov. 27, 1834, aged 13 yrs. 

8 mos. & 27 dys. 
Frederick A. Chalker, June 26, 1830 — Sept. 22, 1905. 

His wife, Maria A. Wilkinson, June 1, 1850. 
In memory of Mrs. Lucy Crary, who died Feb. 16, 1819, in the 81st year of 

her age. 
Sacred to the memory of Lieut. Benjamin Crary, who departed this life 

March 8, 1790, in the 73rd year of his age. 
In memory of Mrs. Abigail Crary, wife of Mr. Benjamin Crary, who died 

Jan. 30, 1822, in the 87th year of her age. 
In memory of Aaron Crary, Esq., who died Oct. 23, 1830, in the 62nd year 

of his age. 
In memory of Mrs. Harmony, wife of Aaron Crary, Esq., who died Sept. 15, 

1812, aged 40 years. 
Aaron A. Crary, died Dec. 7, 1880, aged 77 years. 

Eliza W. Lee, his wife, died Sept. 7, 1905, aged 92 years. 
Charles A., son of Aaron A. & Eliza W. Crary, died June 7, 1866, aged 25 

years, 10 months, & 20 days. 
John L., son of Aaron A. & Eliza W. Crary, died Feb. 28, 1853, in the 17th 

year of his age. 
Jennie E., daughter of Aaron A. & Eliza W. Crary, died May 1, 1868, aged 

17 years & 7 months. 
In memory of Samuel Crary, who died May 10, 1851, aged 49 years. 
John Dawley, died May 17, 1880, aged 40 years, 1 month, 25 days. 
Ardelia Spalding, wife of John Dawley, died Feb. 16, 1896, aged 65 years, 

3 months. 
John R. Dean, born Feb. 23, 1805, died Oct. 26, 1870. 

His wife, Lucy L. Dean, born Jan. 16, 1807, died July 23, 1887. 
James C. Dean, 1830 — 1898. 

Catherine, his wife, 1846 — 1876. 
To the memory of Christopher Dean, who departed this life Sept. 5, 1821, 

aged 69. 
To the memory of Mrs. Martha, relict of Mr. Christopher Dean, who de- 
parted this life Feb. 9, 1832, aged 64. 



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37 



In memory of James Dean, son of Christopher & Martha Dean, who deceased 

April 14, 1813, aged 4 years & 8 months. 
Erected to the memory of Miss Olive Dean, who died Jan. 7, 1815, in the 59th 

year of her age. 
In memory of Samuel Frink, who died Aug. 16, 1850, M. 86. 
In memory of Margaret, wife of Samuel Frink, who died Sept. 15, 1853, M. 

89. 
Saxton Frink, died Jan. 11, 1845, aged 55 years. 
Fanny, wife of Saxton Frink, died Mar. 23, 1865, aged 67 years. 
Carohne Frink, died July 30, 1896, aged 75 years, 9 months. 
Nelson Frink, died Oct. 7, 1872, aged 48 years. 

Caroline Briggs, wife of Nelson Frink, died Oct. 20, 1901, M. 69 years. 
In memory of Simon Gallup, who died April 13, 1851, in the 58th year of his 

age. 
Isaac, son of John & Orra Gallup, died Nov. 9, 1845, aged 10 years. 
Benjamin D. Gallup, born May 22, 1828, died June 13, 1907. 

Sarah L. Tanner, his wife, born Dec. 24, 1834, died July 27, 1895. 
John Gallup, died Feb. 22, 1869, aged 70 years. 

Orra, wife of John Gallup, died March 14, 1883, aged 82 years, 5 months. 
Albert, son of John & Orra Gallup, died April 17, 1853, aged 23 years. 
John R. Gallup, died July 1, 1907, aged 79 years. 
Amarilla, wife of John R. Gallup, died Nov. 2, 1896, aged 65 years. 
Luetta F., daughter of John R. & Amarilla Gallup, died Mar. 28, 1913, aged 

57 years. 
In memory of Sally, wife of Benjamin Gallup & daughter of Nehemiah & 

Sybel Park, who died Aug. 28, 1828, aged 52 years. 
Dr. Alban W. Gallup, Dec. 31, 1803 — April 2, 1879. 

His wife, Sally Spalding, Feb. 21, 1812 — Dec. 29, 1893. 
Addie A., daughter of Dr. Alban & Sally Gallup, died Sept. 2, 1877, aged 26 

years. 
Isaac Gallup, died Aug. 16, 1855, aged 61. 
In memory of Benjamin Gallup, who died April 11, 1836, in the 78th year of 

his age. 
In memory of Martha, wife of Benjamin Gallup & daughter of Capt. Isaac & 

Margaret Gallup, who died Jan. 23, 1799, in the 42nd year of her age. 
In memory of Jonathan Gallup, Esq., who died Aug. 26, 1828, aged 72 years. 
In memory of Elizabeth, widow of Jonathan Gallup, Esq., who died Dec. 16, 

1849, in the 80th year of her age. 
In memory of Jerusha Gallup, died Dec. 7, 1841, aged 93. 
In memory of Capt. John Gallup, who died Nov'r the 1st, A.D. 1801, in the 

82nd year of his age. 
In memory of Mrs. Bridget Gallup, wife of Capt. John Gallup, who died 

Sept. 2, A.D. 1809, in the 88th year of her age. 
Sacred to the memory of Bridget, daughter to Capt. John Gallup & Mrs. 

Bridget his wife, who died March ye 30th, A.D. 1765, in the 13th year 

of her age. 
In memory of Capt. John Gallup, who died Dec. 5, 1835, aged 85. 
In memory of Mrs. Lydia, wife of Capt. John Gallup, who died July 22, 1825, 

aged 66 years. 
Thomas D. Gallup, died July 25, 1876, aged 94 years. 
Polly, wife of Thomas D. Gallup, died Nov. 16, 1865, aged 73 years. 
John, son of Thos. D. & Polly Gallup, died Jan. 22, 1826, aged 7 months. 
Horace Gallup, son of Thomas Dow & Mary Gallup, Feb. 24, 1821 — Sept. 

18, 1911. 
Robert Gray, died Nov. 6, 1882, aged 83 years. 
Sarah S., wife of Robert Gray, died Sept. 13, 1873, aged 73 years. 
Leroy S., son of Robert & Sarah S. Gray, died April 21, 1865, aged 20 yeara. 



38 Inscriptions from Gravestones at Plainfield, Conn. [Jan. 

S. Gray. 

Mrs. A. Gray. 

Sarah Gallup, wife of Jeremiah Green, died Nov. 8, 1892, M. 66 yrs. 8 mos. 

Jeremiah Greene, died Dec. 3, 1901, aged 76 years, 10 months. 

Frances J. Greene, born July 7, 1858, died May 5, 1909. 

Lucy E., wife of Benejah S. Greene, died June 13, 1858, aged 19 years & 7 

months. 
In memory of Jeremiah Greene, son of Mr. Abel Greene, who died Oct. 10, 

1824, in the 46th year of his age. 
In memory of Hannah, wife of Rodman James, who died May 3, 1834, aged 

45 years. 
Hannah E., daughter of John F. & Susan A. Kennedy, born Nov. 30, 1841, 

died Mar. 9, 1865. 
In memory of Charitable Marsh, relict of Nath'l Marsh, who died Feb. 17, 

1801, in the 79th year of her age. 
Lucy G. Shepard, wife of Samuel Palmer, died Dec. 18, 1890, M. 69 years, 

8 months, 5 days. 
. Samuel Palmer, died Apr. 28, 1870, aged 66 years. 

Lydia R. Ormsbee, bis wife, died Jan. 26, 1885, aged 84 years. 
Benjamin, son of Samuel & Lydia R. Palmer, died Mar. 10, 1837, in the 

6th year of his age. 
William H. Palmer, son of Samuel & Lydia R. Palmer, died Sept. 21, 1837, 

aged 6 mos. 
Walter Palmer, died Dec. 13, 1907, aged 83 years & 18 days. 

Hannah Shepard, his wife, died April 22, 1902, aged 74 years, 11 mos., 
& 22 dys. 
Charles Phillips, died Sept. 16, 1855, in the 81st year of his age. 
Sabra, wife of Charles Phillips, died Oct. 20, 1854, in the 77th year of her age. 
Samuel, son of Mr. Charles & Mrs. Sabra Phillips, died Dec. 19, 1815, in the 

5th year of his age. 
Jesse C. Phillips, born Oct. 10, 1800, died Apr. 1, 1864. 
Amanda, wife of Jesse C. Phillips, born July 10, 1807, died Aug. 6, 1856. 
Infant son of Jesse C. & Amanda Phillips, died Apr. 8, 1844. 
Nelson L., son of Jesse C. & Amanda Phillips, dec'd Mar. 6, 1850, aged 6 

weeks & 4 days. 
Harvey Phillips, died July 25, 1864, aged 70 years & 9 months. 
Mary Ann, daughter of Harvey & Mary Phillips, died Mar. 4, 1851, aged 

4 yrs. & 10 mos. 
Elisha P. Phillips, died Dec. 20, 1850, aged 67 years. 
Polly Remington, wife of Elisha P. Phillips, died June 16, 1820, aged 35 years. 
Mary Northup, wife of Elisha P. Phillips, died Aug. 12, 1834, aged 38 years. 
J. Leonard Phillips, died June 20, 1875, aged 45 years. 
George H. Phillips, born Oct. 9, 1842, died Dec. 15, 1894. 
Denison Richmond, died Feb. 1, 1901, aged 71 years. 

Nancy E., his wife, died Jan. 11, 1909, aged 76 years. 
Capt. William Shepard, died June 6, 1878, aged 82 years. 
To the memory of Mrs; Martha Gallup, wife of Capt. William Shepard, died 

July 2, 1858, in the 65th year of her age. 
Margaret, daughter of William & Martha Shepard, died Oct. 13, 1842, aged 

13 years, 1 month, & 23 days. 
John Spalding, born July 2, 1846, died May 19, 1905. 
Janette H, wife of John Spalding, died Feb. 3, 1887, aged 34 years, 10 months. 
Joseph Spalding, died Mar. 19, 1871, aged 84 years. 
Bridget, wife of Joseph Spalding, died July 31, 1854, in the 64th year of her 

age. 
Esther, daughter of Joseph & Bridget Spalding, died July 27, 1844, in the 

55th year of her age. 



1917] Inscriptions from Gravestones at Plainfield, Conn. 39 

Stephen Spalding, born Feb. 19, 1792, died Sept. 26, 1840. 

Ruth Greene, wife of Stephen Spalding, born Feb. 13, 1805, died Sept. 9, 

1874. 
Henry James, son of Stephen & Ruth Spalding, born Jan. 24, 1834, died 

Sept. 10, 1836. 
Daniel Starkweather, died June 5, 1858, aged 48 years. 
Louisa Frink, wife of Daniel Starkweather, died June 22, 1901, aged 78 yrs. 
Jared Starkweather, died Feb. 14, 1894, aged 71 years. 
Mary Phillips, wife of Jared Starkweather, died Jan. 20, 1882, aged 59 yrs. 
John H. Tanner, p^ied Dec. 11, 1855, aged 25 years, 1 month, 20 days. 
Miss Prudence Tue, who died Jan. 13, 1854, aged 81 years. 
Mildred, daughter of Wm. A. & Ellen M. Weeks, Feb. 12, 1913 — Apr. 26, 

1913. 
In memory of Joseph Whipple, who died Aug. 1, 1840, aged 71. 
Huldah, wife of Joseph Whipple, died Sept. 18, 1845, aged 84. 
Betsey, daughter of Joseph & Huldah Whipple, died July 15, 1832, in her 

31st year. 
In memory of Henry Whipple, who died July 7, 1824, aged 30 years. 
In memory of Zebulon Whipple, who died April 9, 1821, aged 24 years. 
Zebulon, son of Zebulon & Huldah Whipple, died May 23, 1821, aged 7 wks. 
In memory of Mr. Zebulon Whipple, who died July 2, 1811, aged 81 years. 
In memory of Mrs. Mehitable, wife of Mr. Zebulon Whipple, who died Sept. 

5, 1825, aged 95 years. 
In memory of Miss Mehitable, daughter to Mr. Zebulon & Mrs. Mehitable 

Whipple, who died May the 28th, A.D. 1792, in the 19th year of her age. 
John, son of Joseph Whipple, died Nov. 17, 1816, aged 14 years. 
Warren Wilkinson, died Mar. 30, 1896, aged 79 years. 
Hetty A., wife of Warren Wilkinson, died Mar. 6, 1898, aged 65 years. 

From a Family Burial Lot* 

In memory of Simeon Gardener, who died April 27, 1813, in the 34th year of 
his age. 

From a "Neighborhood" Burial LoTf 

In memory of Mr. John Apley, who died Jan. 28, 1818, in the 88th year of 

his age. 
Sam'l Davis, died July, 1792, M. 40. 
Thankful Davis, died Sept., 1822, M. 72. 
In memory of Sally, daughter of Elias & Elizabeth Davis, who died June 22, 

1830, in the 20th year of her age. 
In memory of Lydia, daughter of Elias & Elizabeth Davis, who died Oct. 12, 

1838, in the 26th year of her age. 
In memory of Elizabeth, daughter of Elias & Elizabeth Davis, who died 

Nov. 18, 1838, in the 20th year of her age. 
Lois, daughter to Mr. Josiah & Mrs. Miriam Dean, who departed this life 

April 10, 1778, aged 6 weeks & 4 days. 
William F., son of Robert & Sally Gray, born Feb. 8, 1840, died Feb. 9, 1842, 

M. 2 years. 
In memory of Mrs. Hannah Harris, aged 93 years. 

In memory of Mr. Daniel Herris, who died Nov. 25, A.D. 1792, aged 91 years. 
In memory of Mrs. Lydia Herris, wife of Mr. Daniel Herris, who died June 26, 

A.D. 1767, aged 53 years. 
In memory of Bathisheba Phillips, who died Nov. 8, 1813, in the 52d year of 

her age. 

* Near Flat Rock School House. 

t This lot is in a pasture, unenclosed and uncared for, and many of the stones are 
lying on the ground. There are about 75 graves discernible. 



40 Inscriptions from Gravestones at Plainfield, Conn. [Jan. 

Ayer Phillips, died Aug. 26, 1835, aged 76. 

Anna, wife of Ayer Phillips, died May 9, 1842, aged 77. 

Mary, daughter of Ayer & Anna Phillips, died Dec. 9, 1835, aged 41. 

Harriet, daughter of Ayer & Anna Phillips, died Oct. 23, 1837, aged 33. 

In memory of Miss Olive, daughter to Mr. Daniel Phillips & Mrs. Olive his 

wife, who died Sept. 2, 1816, in the 22d year of her age. 
Nathaniel Sabin, 1759 — 1829. Soldier in the Revolution. 

His wife, Deborah Rice, 1770 — 1856. 
In memory of Mr. Samuel Tracy, who departed this life February ye 28th, 

A.D. 1789, in the 92nd year of his age. 
In memory of Mrs. Esther, wife of Mr. Samuel Tracy, who died May 22, 

A.D. 1780, in the 68th year of her age. 

Parke Burial Lot* 

In memory of Rachel, widow of Aaron Crary, Esq., and relict of Elisha Park, 

died June 18, 1862, in the 86th year of her age. 
In memory of Mr. Elisha Parke, who died Oct. 11, 1781, in ye 33rd year of his 

age. 
In memory of Elisha Parks, who died June 7, 1812, aged 41 years. 
Lucy, daughter of Elisha & Rachel Parks, died Oct. 20, 1810, aged 13 years 

& 4 months. 
Samuel, son of Elisha & Rachel Parks, died Aug. 12, 1812, aged 14 years. 

iSibbel, daughter of Elisha & Rachel Parks, died April 8, 1807, aged 2 years & 
6 months. 
In memory of Mr. Nehemiah Parke, who departed this life May 21, A.D. 

11825, in the 71st year of his age. 
In memory of Mrs. Sibbel, wife of Mr. Nehemiah Parke, who died Aug. 12, 
1820, aged 82. 
In memory of Mr. Moses, son to Mr. Nehemiah and Mrs. Sibbel Parke, who 
was drowned in Martha's Vineyard sound, June 21, A.D. 1806, in the 
29th year of his age. 
In memory of Mr. Samuel, son of Mr. Nehemiah & Mrs. Sibbel Parke, who 

died Jan. 30, 1779, aged 17 years. 
In memory of Mr. William Parke, who was killed by a fall from a horse 

Feb. 6, 1781, in the 81st year of his age. 
In memory of Miss Alice, daughter of Mr. Win. & Mrs. Christable Parke, 
who died Dec. 21, 1778, aged 24 years. 

Spalding Burial Lot* 

Cyril Spalding, died Dec. 31, 1856, aged 72 years. 

Martha, wife of Cyril Spalding, died July 30, 1830, aged 41 years. 
In memory of Mr. Stephen Spalding, who departed this life Sept. 25, A.D. 

1807, aged 53 years. 
In memory of Sarah, wife of Stephen Spalding, who died Aug. 2, 1828, 

aged 67. 
In memory of Nancy Spalding, who died Aug. 18, 1856, aged 73. 
Joseph Starkweather, died Oct. 15, 1862, aged 85 years. 
Lucy Phillips, wife of Joseph Starkweather, died Sept. 28, 1868, aged 79 years. 

Green Hollow School District 

Hammett Cemetery 

Mary Ann, wife of Parsons Brainard, died April 11, 1859, in the 63rd year of 

her age. 
Mr. John Brown, died June 22, 1835, aged 80. 

* This lot is enclosed by a neat stone wall and is of neat appearance. 



1917] Inscriptions from Gravestones at Plainfield, Conn. 41 

Phebe Brown, widow of John Brown, died March 6, 1850, in her 86th year. 
Carrie Ida, daughter of Simeon & Sarah E. Chamberlin, died Nov. 5, 1863, 

aged 3 yrs. 20 ds. 
Mrs. Charlotte, relict of Mr. Seth Clapp, died July 13, 1833, M. 71. 
Charlotte Clapp, died Aug. 31, 1864, aged 69 yrs. 
In memory of Obed Davis, who died July 24, 1837, aged 50 years. 
Our Mother. Rhoby, widow of Obed Davis, died Dec. 16, 1864, aged 62 

yrs. & 10 mos. 
Horace Davis, born Oct. 20, 1825, died Nov. 10, 1896. 
John B., son of Obed & Roby Davis, April 12, 1830 — Feb. 27, 1907. 
In memory of Caleb Fenner, who died April 9, 1843, in the 77th year of his 

age. 
In memory of Marcy, wife of Caleb Fenner, who died Feb. 7, 1843, in the 

77th year of her age. 
Jonathan Hammett, died Feb. 6, 1865, aged 76 yrs. 
Augustus Hammett, died July 14, 1857, aged 76 years. 
Phebe W., wife of Augustus Hammett, died Oct. 31, 1858, aged 65 years. 
Mr. Jonathan Hammett, died Aug. 29, 1824, aged 78 yrs. 
Mrs. Mehitabel, wife of Jonathan Hammett, died Dec. 22, 1825, aged 76 yrs. 
Chauncey Hammett, born March 24, 1796, died Jan. 3, 1874. 
Marcia M., wife of Chauncey Hammett, born Oct. 16, 1806, died May 15, 

1896. 
Maria Louisa, daughter of Chauncey & Marcia M. Hammett, died at Wood- 
stock March 7, 1845, M. 7 yrs. 11 mos. & 23 ds. 
Erastus Hammett, died July 12, 1876, aged 85 years. 
Priscilla, wife of Erastus Hammett, died Oct. 5, 1889, aged 93 years. 
Theodore, oldest son of Erastus and Priscilla Ha mm ett, died Jan. 15, 1905, 

aged 84 yrs. 4 mos. 18 days. 
Philena L., daughter of Calvin & Olive Hubbard and wife of Theodore 

Hammett, died Dec. 29, 1889, aged 64 yrs. 3 mos. 17 days. 
Hattie H., daughter of Theodore & Philena Hammett, died May 26, 1863, 

aged 6 mos. 
Olive P., daughter of Theodore & Philena Hammett, died Mar. 29, 1881, 

aged 21 yrs. 5 mos. 23 ds. 
Carrie L., youngest daughter of Theodore & Philena L. Hammett, died Oct. 9, 

1885, aged 16 yrs. 1 mo. 10 ds. 
Jenks Hawkins, died Sept. 7, 1872, aged 58 yrs. 
Lucy Ann, wife of Jinks Hawkins, died Dec. 7, 1852, aged 42. 
Ralph A., son of Jenks & Lucy A. Hawkins, died Nov. 18, 1847, M. 2 yrs. 

8 ms. 
Henry A., son of Jenks & Lucy Hawkin s , died in the service of his Country 

at Ohio, 1865, aged 26 yrs. 
In memory of Hiram Hawkins, who died Jan. 21, 1852, in the 30th year of 

his age. 
Gaudis F. Hawkins, son of Joseph & Rachael Hawkins, died March 3, 1855, 

aged 22 yrs. 
Andrew, son of Joseph & Rachel Hawkins, died Nov. 24, 1841, Mt. 11 yrs. 
In memory of Daniel Hawkins, who died Oct. 11, 1844, Mt. 24 yrs. 
Arnold Hawkins, died July 9, 1847, in the 60th year of his age. 
Marcy, widow of Arnold Hawkins, died Feb. 18, 1867, in the 80th year of her 

age. 
Infant daughter of Arnold & Marcy Hawkins, died Oct. 22, 1833. 
George C. Hubbard, born Jan. 15, 1815, died Mar. 13, 1903. 
Mary A., wife of George C. Hubbard, born July 29, 1815, died Dec. 23, 1874. 
William H, son of George C. & Mary A. Hubbard, died Oct. 20, 1848, aged 

5 yrs. 8 mos. & 26 ds. 
Two infant children of G. C. & M. Hubbard, died April 16, 1849. 



42 Inscriptions from Gravestones at Plainfield, Conn. [Jan. 

Edward P. Hubbard, son of George C. & Mary A. Hubbard, died March 12, 

1856, aged 4 yrs. 10 mos. 
Capt. Calvin Hubbard, died March 11, 1862, aged 80 yrs. 
Olive, wife of Capt. Calvin Hubbard, died Aug. 25, 1850, aged 63. 
Elisha W., son of Calvin & Olive Hubbard, died Jan. 22, 1812, aged 5 mos. 

& 16 dys. 
Leilar Maria, daughter of Merrill W. & Ruth A. Jackson, died Feb. 27, 1861, 

aged 3 yrs. 1 mo. & 4 dys. 
In memory of Miss Meribah A., daughter of Mr. Joseph & Mrs. Judah Kies, 

who died April 22, 1839, aged 28 years. 
In memory of Miss Phila, daughter of Mr. Joseph & Mrs. Judah Kies, who 

died July 26, 1842, in the 35th year of her age. 
In memory of Joseph Kies, who died Oct. 6, 1847, in the 72nd year of his 

age. 
In memory of Juda Kies, widow of Joseph Kies, who died Feb. 18, 1848, aged 

64 years & 9 months. 
Harry E., son of George L. & Celia A. Mason, died Jan. 15, 1881, M. 18 days. 
Edward G. Parker, Co. H, 5th U. S. Cav., born Nov. 26, 1851, died Sept. 13, 

1897. 
Mother. Mary F., wife of Edward G. Parker, died Apr. 6, 1902, aged 51 yrs. 
Hattie May, Aug. 12, 1892 — Dec. 29, 1892. 

Gladice Rice, Feb. 12, 1893 — June 11, 1896. 
Children of E. G. & M. F. Parker. 
Jabez Parkhurst, died April 21, 1843, Mt. 66. 

Sally Parkhurst, wife of Jabez Parkhurst, died July 25, 1844, Mt. 60. 
Frank Irving, died Aug. 20, 1859, aged 2 mos. & 6 days. 

George Davis, died Oct. 19, 1858, aged 3 mos. & 12 days. 
Sons of Hiram G. & Maria B. Phillips. 
A. LaRoy Prentice, died in the service of his Country at Falmouth, Va., 

Dec. 9, 1862, aged 42. 
In memory of Eunice W. Prentice, wife of A. LaRoy Prentice and daughter 

of Azariah & Anna Spalding, who died Dec. 4, 1847, aged 25. 
Laroy, son of A. Laroy & E. W. Prentice, died Dec. 9, 1847, M. 22 days. 
Millia H., wife of George H. Rood, died Oct. 30, 1862, aged 32 yrs. 
Azariah Spaulding, died April 21, 1870, in the 75th year of his age. 
Anna Wilson, wife of Azariah Spaulding, died June 5, 1888, in the 59th year 

of her age. 
George W., son of Azariah & Anna Spalding, died Nov. 15, 1835, iEt. 1 day. 
Harriet A., daughter of Azariah & Anna Spalding, died June 11, 1855, aged 

28 years & 7 mo. 
Mary Spalding, died Dec. 14, 1841, Mt. 22 yrs. 
William Sweet, died Oct. 5, 1865, aged 68 yrs. 
Betsey, wife of William Sweet, died Aug. 31, 1866, aged 73 yrs. 
Hattie A., wife of Albert Wheaton, died Apr. 20, 1873, aged 26 yrs. 6 mos. & 

28 days. 
Mary F., wife of John S. Wilson, died Aug. 9, 1852, aged 22. 
Elias F. Wilson, died March 22, 1878, aged 29 yrs. 1 mo. & 21 days. Co. A, 

8th Regt. Conn. Vol. 

Pond Hill School District 

Burial Lot on the Alexander Hill Farm 

Remember Me. In memory of Experience, the Relict of Mr. Eben'r Kings- 
bury, who died Nov'r 6th, 1803, in the 83rd year of her age. 

In memory of Eben'r Kingsbury, who died Jan'y 19th, 1796, in the 79th yr. 
of his M. 



1917] Inscriptions from Gravestones at Plainfield, Conn. 43 

South School District 

Rood Burial Lot* 

Sarah, daughter to George C. & Eliza E. Hazard, died Dec. 19, 1827, aged 

7 months. 
Edward C, son of George C. & Eliza E. Hazard, died Sept. 16, 1831, aged 

6 years. 
Joseph T. Rood, died Nov. 13, 1884, aged 52 years. 
Mr. Joseph Rude, died March 9, 1799, in the 74th year of his age. 
In memory of Martha, wife of Joseph Rude, who died Nov. 16, 1824, in the 

71st year of her age. 
Robert H. Rude, died August 7, 1861, aged 79 years & 9 months. 

Bueial Lot on the Joseph RooDE*FARMf I 

In memory of Christopher Avery, who died March 10, 1837, aged 55. 

In memory of Olivia Avery, wife of Christopher Avery, who died Dec. 13, 

1843, aged 58. 
In memory of Mrs. Mehitable, wife to Mr. Aaron Baldwin, who died April 6, 

1808, in the 59th year of her age. 
In memory of Mrs. Mary, wife of Mr. Samuel Baldwin, who died NoVr 3, 

1805, in the 21st year of her age. 
In memory of Mrs. Mary Bennett, wife of Dea. Amos Bennett, who died 

July 20, 1833, aged 52 years. 
In memory of Mrs. Hannah, wife of Dea. Daniel Bennett, who died June 8, 

1829, aged 70 years. 
In memory of Mr. Peleg Fry, who died Sept. 3, 1823, in the 67th year of his 

age. 
Barbara, wife of Peleg Fry, died June 21, 1850, aged 88. 
In memory of Miss Rhobee, daughter to Mr. Peleg Fry & Mrs. Barbara his 

wife, who died Sept. 14, A.D. 1805, aged 21 years. 
In memory of Miss Sarah, daughter to Mr. Peleg & Mrs. Barbara Fry, who 

died Sept. 2, 1817, aged 35 years. 
In memory of Capt. Seers Harris, who died Feb. 8, 1825, aged 80 years. 
In memory of Mrs. Elizabeth, wife of Capt. Seers Harris, who died April 4, 

1822, aged 78 years. 
In memory of Miss Mary, daughter to Capt. Seers & Mrs. Elizabeth Harris, 

who died Oct. 4, 1821, aged 50 years. 
In memory of Mrs. Anna Herrington, wife of Timothy Herrington, who died 

January ye 12th, 1782, aged 36 years. 
Flora Olivia, daughter of James & Mary Hoxie, died Oct. 5, 1859, M. 2 years. 
In memory of David Lawrence, who died Nov. 19, 1837, aged 76 years. 
Marvel, widow of David Lawrence, died Aug. 18, 1851, M. 80 years. 
Augustus Ludlow, Co. G, 12th Conn. Inf. 
George Shay, Co. E, 14 Reg't Conn. Vols., died June 1, 1883. 
Jared F. Wilbur, Co. D, 12 Reg't Conn. Vols., died Nov. 7, 1884. 

Stone Hill School District 

Hopkins Bueial Lot J 

Nancy A., wife of Harden H. Fenner, died Feb. 17, 1853, aged 22 years. 
George Hopkins, died Jan. 24, 1829, aged 78 years. 
William S. Hopkins, died July 31, 1881, aged 89 years. 

* This lot is enclosed by a neat stone wall, but is overgrown with brush and weeds. 
t More than 60 graves are discernible in this lot, which is unenclosed and overgrown 
with brush. 

% This lot is enclosed by a neat stone wall, but is otherwise in a neglected condition. 



44 Record of Deaths at Middlebury, Vt. [Jan. 

Agenanth Hopkins, wife of William S. Hopkins, died Dec. 22, 1866, aged 

54 years. 
George W. Hopkins, son of William S. & Agenanth Hopkins, died Sept. 11, 

1831, aged 4 weeks. 
Orrin F., son of William S. & Agenanth Hopkins, died Feb. 23, 1837, aged 4 

years & 6 months. 
Julia A., daughter of William S. & Agenanth Hopkins, died Feb. 21, 1851, 

aged 4 years & 8 months. 

[To be continued] 



RECORD OF DEATHS KEPT BY MRS. SALLY DEWEY 
OF MIDDLEBURY, VT. 

Copied and communicated by Willis Alonzo Dewey, M.D., of Ann Arbor, Mich. 

The following records have been transcribed from records kept at 
Middlebury, Vt., by Mrs. Sally (Cushman) Dewey, who died at 
Middlebury 27 Aug. 1876, aged 88 years, wife of Enoch Dewey and 
grandmother of the transcriber. She was descended from Robert 1 
Cushman, the agent of the Leyden Pilgrims in England, and his first 
wife, Sara Reder, through Elder Thomas 2 Cushman of the Plymouth 
Colony, who married Mary 2 Allerton (Isaac 1 ), Isaac, 3 who married 
Mary Packard, Ichabod, 4 who married Patience Holmes, Ichabod, 5 
who married Patience Mackfun, and Ichabod, 6 her father, who 
married Molly Morton.* 

These records have been arranged in chronological order, but the 
spelling and style of the original entries have been followed as closely 
as possible. Words and statements enclosed in brackets are notes 
added by the transcriber, from personal knowledge or from cemetery 
records. Names enclosed in parentheses are the maiden names of 
wives or widows. 

[Record of Deaths] 

Oct. 14, 1804 My father, Ichabod Cushman died, aged 46 years, 6 mos. 
May 20, 1820 Brother Ichabod Cushman's wife died, aged 33. [Nancy 

(Blimer) of Boston.] 
July 9, 1821 Aunt Patta Fuller died and was buried the 11th. [Martha 

(Dewey), wife of Jacob Fuller.] 
Aug. 11, 1821 Aunt Polla Noble died and was buried the 12th, aged 26. 

[Mary (Smith) Noble, daughter of Challenge Smith of 

Hadam, Conn., and wife of Samuel Noble.] 
Nov. 30, 1821 Deacon Curbay's [Kirby's] son was killed by the fall of sand 

on him while digging to procure a quantity of it. 
Apr. 2, 1822 Mrs. Clarissa Wainright died, and was buried the 6th. [Wife 

of Alfred Wainwright.] 
Apr. 25, 1822 Brother Josiah Cushman died aged 22 yrs. 9 mos. 16 days. 
May 3, 1822 Mr. Francis Deer died, aged 23. 
July 8, 1822 Mr. Freedom Loomis died, aged 56. [His first wife was 

daughter of Abisha Washburn.] 

* For the English home and ancestry of Robert 1 Cushman see Register, vol. 68, 
pp. 181-185. 



1917] Record of Deaths at Middlebury, Vt. 45 

Dec. 4, 1822 Mr. Moses Sheldon Case died. 

Dec. 11, 1822 Mr. Bela Munger died and was buried the 13th, aged 68. 
Sept. 19, 1823 A daughter of John Morton, Jr., and Cynthia died. [Caro- 
line Elizabeth Morton.] 
May 13, 1824 Cynthia Morton, wife of John Morton, Jr., died aged 38. 
May 27, 1824 Miss Jane Barnaby died, aged 15 years. 
May 31, 1824 Mr. Elisha Hulbut of Cornwall, Vt. was drowned in Otter 

Creek while bathing. Aged 64. [He was from Canaan, 

Conn., and was a Revolutionary soldier.] 
June 5, 1824 In this town [Middlebury] Charles Martin son of William B. 

Martin aet six years. 
June 11, 1824 Martha Maria Bent, aet 16 years. 
Feb. 13, 1825 Miss Polly Brooks, aged 30. 
Apr. 8, 1825 George Henry Eastman, aged 6 mos. 
Apr. 9, 1825 Mrs. Frances Phelps wife of Samuel S. Phelps, Esq. aet 32 

years. 
May 15, 1825 Henry Nichols' wife died. 
Mav 23, 1825 Mrs. Ealse [Eells] died. 
July 1, 1825 Mr. Keeler died. 
Aug. 14, 1825 In the Village [Middlebury], Mrs. Rhoda McDonald consort 

of Mr. Lewis McDonald, aged 49. 
Aug. 18, 1825 In Locke, N. Y., Mr. Steven Goodrich, aged 64, formerly of 

this place. 
Sept. 17, 1825 Mr. Isaac Markham died aged 30, and was buried the 18th. 
Nov. 6, 1825 In the Village, Elizabeth Rebekah Bent, aged 15 years. 
Nov. 15, 1825 In the Village, Miss Anna G. Page, daughter of Joseph Page 

of Hancock, aged 16. 
Nov. 27, 1825 Mr. James Morrison died and was buried the 29th. 
Dec. 23, 1825 Mrs. Weaver died. 
Jan. 3, 1826 In Salisbury, Miss Laura Flagg, daughter of Mr. Plina Flagg, 

aged 21. 
Jan. 14, 1826 In this town Mr. David Wood died, likewise Mrs. Fanna 

Hotchkiss died same day. 
Jan. 21, 1826 Miss Polla Washburn died aged 63 and was buried the 22nd. 
Jan. 23, 1826 Mrs. Munger died and was buried the 25th. 
Jan. 27, 1826 Mr. Yale died and was buried the 29th. 
Jan. 31, 1826 Mr. John Morton died. 
Feb. 1, 1826 Mrs. Sarah Deere died and was buried the 3rd, aged 49. 

[Wife of William R. Deere.] 
Feb. 1, 1826 Miss Ruama Foot died and was buried the 3rd, aged 37. 
Feb. 3, 1826 Mrs. Wilcox died and was buried the 5th. 
Feb. 4, 1826 A Scotch woman died. 
Feb. 5, 1826 A black woman died. 
Feb. 7, 1826 President Bate's [President of Middlebury College] wife and 

child died and were buried the 9th. 
Feb. 13, 1826 Miss Porter died. 

Feb. 13, 1826 Mr. Reuben Munger died and was buried the 17th, aet 72. 
Mar. 1, 1826 Uncle Ichabod Morton died, aged 65. [Son of Ichabod and 

Deborah Morton.] 
Mar. 3, 1826 Old Mrs. Page was buried. 
Mar. 23, 1826 Mrs. Craft died. 
Mar. 24, 1826 Doc. Allen's wife died aged 31. 
Mar. 26, 1826 Mr. Harvey Bell's wife died aged 30. 
Mar. 26, 1826 Elder Goodsell's wife died. 

Mar. 30, 1826 Mrs. Love B. Dyer, wife of Mr. Joseph Dyer died aged 24. 
Mar. 31, 1826 The Rev. Mr. Green's wife died aged 28. Belonging in 

Brandon. 



46 

Mar. 31, 1826 

Mar. 31, 1826 

Nov. 2, 1826 

Nov. 8, 1826 
Nov. 17, 1826 



Record of Deaths at Middlebury, Vt. 



[Jan. 



Nov. 27, 
Dec. 22, 
Dec. 26, 
Jan. 11, 
Feb. 12, 
Feb. 14, 
Mar. 1, 
Mar. 9, 



1826 
1826 
1826 
1827 
1827 
1827 
1827 
1827 



Mar. 13, 1827 

May 27, 1827 

June 29, 1827 
Aug. 26, 1827 

Sept. 19, 1827 

Oct. 26, 1827 
Nov. 1, 1827 

Nov. 19, 1827 

Nov. 24, 1827 
Dec. 19, 1827 

July 2, 1828 

July 20, 1828 
Aug. 1, 1828 

Aug. 6, 1828 



Sept. 13, 1828 
Sept. 18, 1828 

Oct. 13, 1828 
Oct. 16, 1828 



Dec. 11, 1828 
May 18, 1829 
June 10, 1829 

June 20, 1829 



Mr. Henry Lane aged 24 and a child of Mr. Benjamin H. 

Estes died aged 4 years. 
In Cornwall Mr. Orrin Field's wife died aged 29 years. 
In Salisbury Mrs. Laura, wife of Captain Rufus Story aged 

43 years. 
Margaret Virginia daughter of Jonathan Hager, Esq., aged 

6 mos. 
At Milledgeville, Ga., Mr. Orin Shaw formerly of this town. 
At Peru, N. V., Cynthia Malissa, only child of Royal and 

Nancy Dewey, aged 3 mos. and 15 days. 
In this town Mrs. Sophronia, wife of Mr. Joseph Sargent. 
In this town, Mr. Aaron Loveland aged 64. 
In New Haven, Mrs. Anna Bostwick, aged 68. 
Mrs. Emery died and was buried the 12th. 
Mrs. Clarissa Wainwright's Babe died. 
Mrs. Beech hung herself and was buried the 17th. 
Thomas Eldridge died. 

Mrs. Huntington died aged 73. [Olive, wife of John Hunt- 
ington.] 
Dea. Levi Smith's wife, named Mehitable, died, was buried 

the 15th, aged 62. 
In the Village, Mrs. Huldah Henshaw aged 94 years. 

[Daughter of Dea. John and Mary Stillman.] 
Mr. Robert Huston died aged 77 and was buried the 30th. 
Mr. Phillip Foot died and was buried the 28th, aet 75. [A 

Revolutionary soldier, born 29 July 1752, eldest son of 

Daniel and Martha (Stillman) Foot.] 
Mr. Jeremiah Bradley of New Haven died and was buried 

the 21st. 
Mr. Alvert's [Alvord's] child died, was buried the 27th. 
Mr. John Foot's wife Lucy [(Thayer)] aged 56 died and was 

buried the 3rd. 
Mrs. Margaret Wadsworth, wife of Israel, died and was buried 

the 21st. She was 67 on the 9th of October. 
In Cornwall, William Slade Esq., aged 73 years. 
Old Mrs. Hyde died aged 77. [Esther, wife of Joshua Hyde, 

of Salisbury, Conn.] 
Mr. Darius Tupper died and was buried the 4th, aged 74. 

[A Revolutionary soldier.] 
Mrs. Brown died and was buried the 22nd. 
Mrs. Abagail Tillotson, wife of John, died and was buried the 

3rd, aged 53. 
Mr. Moses Sheldon died and was buried the 7th. [He was 

born at Salisbury, Conn., 29 Mar. 1752, and married in 

1782 Hannah, daughter of Samuel Keep.] 
Mr. George Austin's wife died. 
Cousin Joseph Cushman died. [Son of Holmes Cushman, 

of Hartland, Vt.] 
Old Mr. Forbes died. 
Old Mr. Joshua Hyde died and was buried the 18th. [Born 

at Lebanon, Conn., 11 Nov. 1750, a Revolutionary soldier, 

one of the earliest settlers in Middlebury.] 
Mr. Caleb Crook of Salisbury died and was buried the 12th. 
Aunt Betsy Morton died. [Wife of Elisha Morton.] 
Mr. John Simmons aged 53, from Ashford, Conn., Mr. Foot 

and Mrs. Severance all died. 
Miss Fanna Crook died. 



1917] Record of Deaths at Middlebury, Vt. 47 

June 24, 1829 George Morton son of James Morton died. 

July 28, 1829 Uncle Elisha Morton died, aged 75. [A descendant of 

George 1 Morton through Ephraim, 2 Eleazer, 3 Nathaniel, 4 

and Ichabod, 6 his father.] 
July 30, 1829 Old Mr. Steward [? Stewart] died. 
Aug. 28, 1829 Col. John Chipman died and was buried the 29th. [Born 

12 Oct. 1745, a Revolutionary soldier.] 
Sept. 3, 1829 Mr. William Carts' wife died aged 42 years. 

In Shoreham, Col. Joel Doolittle, aged 76. 
Sept. 17, 1829 Mr. Smith's child died and was buried the 18th. 
Sept. 27, 1829 Uncle Junior Nobles died at Detroit. 
Jan. 26, 1830 Old Mrs. Carpenter died and was buried the 27th. [Hannah 

(Lurvey) Carpenter, wife of Nathan Carpenter, who 

married first John Andrews.] 
Apr. 10, 1830 Cousin Nancy Breckenridge died. [Daughter of Ichabod 

and Bathsheba Morton, and wife of Myron Breckenridge.] 
May 24, 1830 Mr. Martin S. Dorance's wife died and was buried the 27th. 

[Harriet B. Dorance, aged 25.] 
Sept. 19, 1830 In the Village Miss Catherine Fitch aged 21 years. 
Oct. 26, 1830 In this town Miss Pamela White aged 28 years. 
Oct. 26, 1830 In the Village very suddenly Mrs. Samuel Clark. 
Nov. 1, 1830 Mrs. Sarah Booth died and was buried the 3rd, aged 21. 
Jan. 30, 1831 Grandmother Nobles died aged 76 years and 3 months. 

[Martha (Foote), daughter of Daniel. She married first 

Enoch Dewey, and secondly Roger Nobles.] 
Mar. 7, 1831 Mrs. Cushman died. [Nancy (Tewksbury), daughter of 

Jacob of Newbury, Vt., and wife of Zebina Cushman of 

Ripton, Vt.] 
Apr. 10, 1831 Mr. Zela Brook's daughter died. 
Apr. 29, 1831 Mr. Orin Stowell killed himself by taking Laudanum. 
June 12, 1831 Mrs. Carter died. 
June 12, 1831 Miss Nancy Hastings died. 

July 28, 1831 Deacon Curbey died aged 63. [Joseph Kirby, son of Abra- 
ham.] 
Sept. 6, 1831 Mr. Abel Case died aged 61. [Brother of Nathan Case.] 
Dec. 9, 1831 Mr. Ephrium Wood died. [Aged 87, a Revolutionary 

soldier.] 
Dec. 28, 1831 Mr. Joseph Buttle's [? Buttolph's] wife died. 
Jan. 14, 1832 Mr. Jonathan Smith's child died aged 1 year. 
Feb. 26, 1832 Mrs. Lucy Sheldon died. 

Apr. 20, 1832 Sqr. Jonathan Blinn died and was buried the 23rd. Age 71. 
Apr. 25, 1832 Mr. Lemuel Scott died, aged 52. 
May 5, 1832 Mrs. Miller died. 
May 18, 1832 Mrs. Sarah Hood died. 

June 2, 1832 Mr. Branch died. [Rev. Dr. Asa Branch, aged 48.] 
June 4, 1832 Mrs. Hier died. 
Sept. 22, 1832 Mrs. Silence Foot died aged 68. [Silence (Clark), first wife of 

Freeman Foot.] 
Oct. 7, 1832 Miss Elizabeth Nichols daughter of Mr. Horace Nichols. 
Nov. 4, 1832 Loyal Everts died, a son of Mr. Abner Everts, aged 21. 
Nov. 20, 1832 Mr. Norman Boardman's child died. 
Nov. 23, 1832 Mr. Walter W. Loomis died, aged 36. 
Dec. 19, 1832 Sarah Clark died aged 6 years 9 mos. 
Jan. 6, 1833 Mrs. Simmons child died. 

Feb. 1, 1833 Mr. Clark [and Harriet] Foot's child named Harriet died. 
Feb. 14, 1833 Mr. Alvord's child died. 
Feb. 17, 1833 Mr. Goodnoe's child died. 



: 



48 Record of Deaths at Middlebury, Vt. [Jan. 

Mrs. Porter died. 

Mr. Martin Foot's child died. 

Mr. Chapman's child died. 

Mrs. Althea A. Pettingill died and was buried the 14th. 

[Daughter of Martin and Hannah Foot.] 
Mr. Moses Goodrich's child died and was buried the loth. 
Deacon [Martin N.] Foot died aged 42 and was buried 24th. 

[Son of Martin Foot and grandson of Daniel Foot.] 
Mr. Ira Allen's daughter died. 
Brother Earl Cushman's wife, named Roxena [(Warner)] 

died aged 37. 
Mrs. Bates died. 
Mrs. Powel died. 

Napoleon Flint was shot dead and was buried Oct. 1st. 
Mrs. Newton of Salisbury died and was buried the 10th. 
Mrs. Pray died. 
Miss Eliza Abbey died. 
Mrs. Cumings died. 

Mr. Cephas Nelson died and was buried Mar. 1st. 
Mr. John Wainright's son died. 
Mrs. Hill died. 

Mr. Wilcox's son was drowned. 
A young man died at Mr. Nichol's 
Mr. [Rev. George] Leonard died in Salisbury, aged 52. 
The Rev. Mr. Merrill's wife died and was buried the 8th. 
Nine persons were drowned at Catlins Ferry [on Lake Cham- 
plain] and were all but one found and buried the 24th. 
Old Mr. Wainright died. 
Mrs. Smith of New Haven died. 
Mr. Hiram Champlain's child died. 
Mrs. Linda Smalley died. [Belinda, wife of Z. Smalley, 

aged 49.] 
Mrs. Miles, died and was buried. [Olive, wife of James 

Miles.] 
Mrs. Spaulding died. 
Mr. Josiah Nichols died, aged 65. 
Mr. Oscar Sheldon's child died. 
Mr. Freeman's child died. 
Old Mrs. Rogers died. 
Mr. Ezra Crane's daughter died. 
Mr. Timothy Mathew's child died. Another of his children 

died Mar. 2nd of this same year. 
Mr. Marshal Wheeler died and was buried the 27th. 
Mrs. Silas Piper died. [Sally, aged 54.] 
Mrs. Arsenath Wheeler died and was buried Sept. 2. 
Professor Fowler's child was buried. 
Mr. Levi Smith's wife died aged 34. [Clarissa Smith.] 
Sister Eunice's husband died. [Hubbard Russell of Boston, 

Mass.] 
Judge Holden died, of Salisbury. 
Mr. George Cutter died. 
Professor [Edward] Turner died. [Aet. 41. He married 

Sophronia, daughter of Seth Storrs.] 
Mr. Martin Foot's wife died and was buried the 12th. 

[Hannah (Nicholas) Foot, aged 75.] 
Mary Clark, daughter of the Widow Clark died. 
Old Mrs. Nichols died and was buried the 30th. 



Mar 


. 3 


1833 


Mar 


. 8 


1833 


Mar 


. 9 


1833 


Mar 


12 


1833 


Mar 


13 


1833 


Mar. 23; 


1833 


June 20 


1833 


Aug. 


13, 


1833 


Sept 


.20, 


1833 


Sept 


26, 


1833 


Sept 


29, 


1833 


Oct. 


8, 


1833 


Jan. 


30, 


1834 


Feb. 


1, 


1834 


Feb. 


21, 


1834 


Feb. 


27, 


1834 


Mar. 20, 


1834 


Mar. 25, 


1834 


Apr. 


12, 


1834 


Apr. 


12, 


1834 


June 28, 


1834 


Aug. 


7, 


1834 


Aug. 


21, 


1834 


Oct. 


3, 


1834 


Oct. 


4, 


1834 


Oct. 


6, 


1834 


Dec. 


23, 


1834 


July 


9, 


1835 


July 14, 1835 


Feb. 


1, 


1836 


Feb. 


15, 


1836 


Feb. 


16, 


1836 


Feb. 


17, 


1836 


Feb. 


28, 


1836 


Feb. 


29, 


1836 


Mar. 26, 


1836 


July 


26, 


1836 


Aug. 


31, 


1836 


Sept. 


4, 


1836 


Nov. 


2, 


1836 


Aug. 


15, 


1837 


Aug. 


17, 


1837 


Oct. 


23, 


1837 


Jan. 


27, 


1838 


Feb. 


9, 


1838 


Feb. 


26, 


1838 


Mar. 


28, 


1838 



1917] Record of Deaths at Middlebury, Vt. 49 

May 24, 1838 Mr. Moda's [? Moody's] wife died and was buried the 26th. 

July 12, 1838 Mr. Elisha Brewster died aged 47 and was buried the 14th. 
[He came from Hartford, Conn.] 

Apr. 2, 1839 Mrs. Hale died also Doctor Miller's wife. 

Apr. 4, 1839 Deacon Boardman died. 

Apr. 24, 1839 Mr. Chester Goodrich's child was burned to death and was 
buried the 26th. [Chester Goodrich was descended from 
William 1 Goodrich through Ephraim, 2 William, 3 Stephen, 4 
and Amos, 6 his father.] 

Aug. 28, 1839 Uncle Jacob Fuller died. [Husband of Patty (Dewey), who 
was aunt of Enoch Dewey, the husband of the writer of 
these records. He was buried at New Haven, Vt.] 

Sept. 3, 1839 Mrs. Hill died and was buried the 5th. 

Sept. 6, 1839 Mr. Fitts died and was buried the 8th. 

Sept. 6, 1839 Mr. Hiram Champlain's child died and was buried the 7th. 

Sept. 21, 1839 Leonard Morton died aged 29, son of John Morton. 

Oct. 8, 1839 Mr. Farrow's daughter died named Loisa. 

Oct. 13, 1839 Mr. James McCarter [Cotter] died aged 60. [Of the Board- 
man House.] 

Mar. 19, 1840 Deacon Morse was killed by the fall of a tree, in Bipton. 

Mar. 23, 1840' Mr. Rufus Wainright's daughter died. 

Apr. 10, 1840 Mr. Almon Pinnas [Pinney's] wife died. [Lorinda (Wood- 
ward) Pinney, aged 28.] 

June 13, 1840 Mr. Ralph Gowdey died aged 37. [Son of Widow Lucretia 
Gowdey.] 

June 15, 1840 Mrs. Francis died. 

June 19, 1840 Mrs. Barrows died. 

July 14, 1840 Mr. William Martins wife died. 

Sept. 1, 1840 Mr. Israel Wadsworth died. [Aged 81, a Revolutionary 
soldier.] 

Sept. 5, 1840 Mr. Timothy Boardman's wife died. [Sally (Tupper) 
Boardman, aged 54.] 

Oct. 14, 1840 Martha Brooks died. 

Oct. 31, 1840 Mrs. Hall of New Haven died. 

Feb. 19, 1841 Sqr. Linsley's wife died. 

Feb. 24, 1841 Mr. Dustin lost two children with the Cankerash. 
Mr. Farr lost a child same day with same disorder. 

Apr. 28, 1841 Mr. Thomas' child died. 

May 7, 1841 A young lady died at Mr. Drurys. 

May 8, 1841 Uncle John Morton's wife named Betsa died. [Elizabeth 
(Bennett) Morton.] 

June 21, 1841 Father Dewey named Stillman Dewey died, aged 68 the next 
4th of July. 

July 31, 1841 Mr. Chester Goodrich's daughter died. 

Aug. 9, 1841 Mr. Hier died. 

Aug. 14, 1841 Mrs. Buttles [? Buttolph] died. 

Aug. 29, 1841 Mother Cushman died, aged 83 the next November. [Molly 
(Morton) Cushman, wife of Ichabod.] 

Sept. 17, 1841 At Middlebury East Village, Mr. Alonzo Hildreth's wife 
died aged 22. [Lydia (Farwell) Hildreth.] 

Sept. 27, 1841 Mr. Terrill's child died aged 9 months. 

Sept. 29, 1841 A child of Alonzo Hildreth died. 

Oct. 6, 1841 The widow Hannah Sheldon died aged 82 years 11 months. 
[Hannah (Keep) Sheldon, widow of Moses.] 

Oct. 19, 1841 Levi Needham's child died aged 1 year 9 mos. 15 days. 

Oct. 27, 1841 Mr. Smith died. 



Oct. 


29, 


1841 


Oct. 


30, 


1841 


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Nov. 
Nov. 


4, 

7, 

12, 


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1841 
1841 


Nov. 


15, 


1841 


Nov. 21, 


1841 


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Dec. 


23, 
5, 


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1841 


Jan. 


6, 


1842 


Jan. 
Jan. 


7, 
18, 


1842 
1842 



50 Record of Deaths at Middlebury, Vt. [Jan. 

The Widow Rebecca [(Spaulding)] Foot died. [Widow of 

Philip Foot, aged 77.] 
The Widow Hannah Everts died. [Hannah (Turner) 

Everts, widow of Eber, aged 84.] 
Mr. Hale's son died. 

Mr. Timothy Mathews Jr., died, aged 39. 
In New Haven, Mrs. Lucina Mathews, wife of Mr. Amos 

Mathews, aged 47. 
Merret Eldridge died. [Son of Samuel and Sally Eldridge, 

aet. 26.] 
Cousin Mary Bates died. [Wife of Phineas Kenelm Bates 

and daughter of Holmes Cushman of Hartland, Vt.] 
The Widow Millar died. 
Mrs. Lovet died. [Betsey (Houston) Lovett, wife of David, 

aged 30.] 
Henry Lawrence died aged 16 years. 
Mr. Roswell Fitch aged 83 years. 

In this Village Mr. Silas Adams in the 70th year of his age. 
Mrs. Eliza Conley died, also 
Mrs. McDonel died about the same time, and 
Mrs. McCann, and also 
A child of Mr. Elijah S. Birge. 
Jan. 21, 1842 In East Middlebury Mrs. Mary McMaster, wife of Mr. 

Byron McMaster, aged 22. 
Mr. Phinnas' [Phinney's] child died. 
Miss Jane Groves died aged 23. 
Mr. Dustin's child died. 
Mrs. Cook died. 
Mrs. Wrapping died. 
Elisha Monger died. 
In this town Mrs. Mary Swift, wife of Mr. Samuel Swift 

[author of the " History of the Town of Middlebury "] in 

ithe 42nd year of her age. 
In Cornwall also Mr. Jeremiah Bingham, aged 95. 
Feb. 5, 1842 Deacon Levi Smith died aged 83 years. [A Revolutionary 

soldier.] 
Feb. 6, 1842 Jane Swift daughter of Mr. Samuel Swift died aged 22. 
Feb. 11, 1842 Old Mr. Nathan Carpenter died. [A Revolutionary soldier, 
j descended from William 1 Carpenter through Samuel, 2 

Samuel, 3 Nathan, 4 and Gideon, 6 his father.] 
Feb. 25, 1842 Miss Silva Page died. 
Feb. 27, 1842 Mr. Cady's child died. 
Mar. 3, 1842 Judge Riches' wife died. 
Mar. 21, 1842 In Shoreham Dr. Erastus Blinn died aged 59. 
Mar. 22, 1842 In Salisbury Mrs. Olive S. wife of Harry Thomas in the 23rd 

year of her age. 
Mar. 22, 1842 In Milton, Mrs. Maria Morton wife of Genl James Morton, 

aged 43 years. 
Mar. 24, 1842 Mrs. Affia Rich wife of Mr. David Rich aged 48 years. 
Mar. 25, 1842 In Middlebury, Mrs. Elizabeth Beach aged 85 years. 
Apr. 3, 1842 Sister Deborah, wife of John Wilson died aged 51. 
Apr. 5, 1842 Mr. Barrow's daughter died. 
Apr. 9, 1842 Old Mrs. Young died. 
Apr. 13, 1842 In this town, Mr. Levi Smith died, aged 53. 
Apr. 17, 1842 Mr. A. Tomlinson died. 
Apr. 23, 1842 In this town, Mrs. Rachel Beedle, wife of Mr. Daniel Beedle, 

aged 46. 



Jan. 


21, 


1842 


Jan. 


23, 


1842 


Jan. 


25, 


1842 


Jan. 


25, 


1842 


Jan. 


27, 


1842 


Jan. 


29, 


1842 


Jan. 


30, 


1842 



1917] Record of Deaths at Middlebury, Vt. 51 

Mr. Joseph Warner's wife died. 

Mr. Morrison died. 

Mrs. Fitch the widow of Mr. Roswell Fitch died. 

Mrs. Whitmore died. 

Squire Martin Everts died aged 77. 

Mr. Freeman Foot died aged 83. [A Revolutionary soldier, 

son of Daniel Foot.] 
Mr. Ahnon Pinney died. [Son of Oliver Pinney, aged 52.] 
Mrs. Lawry Abbey died wife of Mr. Harry Abbey. 
Also the same day Mr. Jonathan Huntington aged 50 yrs. 
Mr. Thomas Fitch's wife died. 

Old Mrs. Calvin Goodnow died aged 85. [Betsey Goodnow.] 
Mr. Noise [Noyes] was killed by the fall of a tree in Salisbury. 
Sarah Morrison daughter of Joel Morrison aged 6 years. 
Mr. Conley died. 
Clarissa Havens died. 
Judge Rich's wife died. 
Jacob Dewey's son Stillman Dewey died. 
Deacon Doud died, belonging in Salisbury. 
Cousin Isaac Cus hman died. [Aged 55, son of Holmes 

Cushman.] 
In New Haven, Mrs. Phoebe E. Stow, wife of Layson M. 

Stow, aged 19 years. And also on the same day 
Mrs. Mary Stow, wife of Moses Stow, aged 65. 
Mr. Joseph Converse was found dead in his bed. [Son of 

Joshua and Mary (Trask) Converse.] 
Lucia, daughter of Mr. George Sanver, aged 18 years. 
Mr. Aloe English and his son were drowned in the creek 

opposite Mr. Johnson's farm. 
Helen Phelps daughter of Samuel Phelps. 
Mr. J. S. Blinn died aged 28. 
Miss Abby Tudor, daughter of Deacon Edward Tudor, aet. 

20. 
Almira Beetle died. 
James Bartlet died. 
Caroline Codd, daughter of Esther and Nathan [Reuben] H. 

Codd, aged 16 years. 
Anna Seela [Seeley] died. [Daughter of John Seeley.] 
Mary Goodrich died. [Sister of Abbey and Peter Goodrich.] 
Mr. Samuel H. Sumner died, aged 62. 
Mrs. Wellington died. 
Our daughter Sarah Dewey died, aged 18 years the 29th day 

of same month. 
Frederick Morton, son of William Morton died aged 21. 
In Hartland, Charlotte Cushman daughter of Isaac Cushman, 

died aged 14. 
Mr. Landon of New Haven died. 
Mr. Gilbert Everts died, in the 74th year of his age. 
Mr. Horton Loomis died aged 44. 
Miss Theodocia Pierce was buried aged 60 years. 
Mr. Aaron Case died aged 25. 
Mr. Dudley Munger's wife died. [Sally Munger.] 
Mr. John Seeley 's child named Emma died. [Emma L., 

aged 3 yrs. 8 mos.] 
Mr. Munger's wife, daughter of Deacon Boyce died. 
Old Mrs. Farnum died. 
Old Mr. Hill died. 
4 



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1, 


1842 


June 23^ 


1842 


June 25, 


1842 


Aug. 


2, 


1842 


Sept 


3, 


1842 


Sept 


30, 


1842 


Oct. 


17, 


1842 


Dec. 


30, 


1842 


Jan. 


12, 


1843 


Jan. 


13, 


1843 


Jan. 


31, 


1843 


Feb. 


14, 


1843 


Feb. 


14, 


1843 


Mar. 


3, 


1843 


Mar. 


9, 


1843 


Mar. 


12, 


1843 


Mar. 


19, 


1843 


Mar. 


20, 


1843 


Apr. 


2, 


1843 


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11, 


1843 


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20, 


1843 


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1843 


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1843 


June 10, 


1843 


June 11, 


1843 


June 12, 


1843 


June 13, 


1843 


June 17, 


1843 


June 20, 


1843 


July 


15, 


1843 


Sept. 


2, 


1843 


Nov. 


4, 


1843 


Nov. 


14, 


1843 


Nov. 


20, 


1843 


Nov. 


21, 


1843 


Dec. 


24, 


1843 


Dec. 


24, 


1843 


Mar. 


4, 


1844 


Mar. 20| 


1844 


Mar. 


25, 


1844 


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8, 


1844 


Apr. 


15, 


1844 


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16, 


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VOL. LXXI 



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Record of Deaths at Middlebury, Vt. 



[Jan. 



May 27 
June 3 
June 22 
Aug. 16 

Sept. 9 
Oct. 7 

Apr. 9 
Apr. 10 

Apr. 24 
May 6'. 

Oct. 25 
Nov. 1 
Dec. 1 
Dec. 6 
Jan. 28 
Jan. 29 

Mar. 22 
May 14 

May 17 

May 30 
June 1 



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June 7 
June 7 



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July 21 
Aug. 29 
Oct. 11 
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In Salisbury, Mr. Wilcox's wife, daughter of Deacon John- 
eon, died. 
In Shoreham, Mr. Elijah Wright died aged 79. 
Mr. Nathan Case died. [A Revolutionary soldier, aet. 84.] 
Mr. Edward Wainwright's wife died. 
Deacon Ebenezer Sumner died. [A Revolutionary soldier, 

aet. 87, born at Middletown, Conn., in 1751 sic.] 
Mr. Spaulding died. 
Ichabod Cushman Junior's wife died. [Mary (Conant) Cush- 

man.] 
In this town, Mr. Charles W. Towsley, aged 24. 
In this town, Mrs. Lawry [Laura], wife of Mr. Warren Moore, 

aged 44. 
Electa, wife of Jeremiah Myers, aged 30 years. 
Mr. Hastings Warren died in Rutland. [A general in the 

War of 1812.] 
Mrs. Blinn, widow of late Jonathin Blinn aged 72. 
Mr. Nathaniel Riply died. 
Mr. Otis Barnaba died aged 20. 
Mr. Ira Yales wife died. 
Mr. William Cumings died aged 58. 
Old Mrs. Tupper died, aged 88. [Sarah, widow of Darius 

Tupper.] 
In this town Mrs. Thankful Newton, aged 56. 
Mrs. Foster, wife of Nathaniel Foster, hung herself in 

Whiting. Formerly of this town. 
In New Haven, Mr. J. Nash, a son of Gen William Nash, 

died aged 22. 
Sarah Ann Jackson died aged 22. 
Mrs. Lucretia Gowdey died, formerly of this place, but 

residing in Cavendish. 
Mrs. Ann Lyon, wife of Mr. James Lyon, died aged 46. 
Mary Barnaba died, aged 16 years. 
Charles Almon, only son of Almon & Lurany Pinney, 11 

mos., 21 da. 
Old Mrs. Sellick died. 
Mr. Waldo Umsted's child died. 
Mr. Ira Mills died. 

Mr. Thurman Rich, of Shoreham, died aged 46. 
Mr. Baxter's child of Cornwell died aged 6 years. 
In Middlebury Village, in the evening, Mrs. Sylva Jewett, 

wife of James Jewett, died aged 68. 
Mr. Beckwith's son died. 
Miss Jerusha Frisba died. 
William Seymour Morton, eldest son of William and Eliza 

Morton, died in New Orleans, aged 29. 
Suddenly in Charleston, Mass., Henry Seymour, son of the 

Hon. Horatio Seymour, died aged 34 years. 
Mrs. Eliza Barnum daughter Mr. James Sumner, died. 

[Wife of Lewis Barnum.] 
Cousin John Morton's daughter Julia died at Boston, Mass., 

aged 19 years next June. 
Mr. Stephen Lathrop died aged 65 years. 
At Cornwall, Mrs. Elizabeth Bushnell, relict of Rev. Jede- 

diah Bushnell, died. 
Jane Munger died. 
Mr. Cyrus Dorance died. 



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53 



July 8, 
July 10, 

July 19, 
July 22, 
Sept. 5, 
Sept. 11, 
Sept. 11, 
Sept. 20, 
Sept. 22, 

Sept, 25, 
Oct. 1, 

Oct. 3, 
Nov. 12, 

Nov. 14, 

Dec. 28, 
Jan. 6, 
Jan. 30, 
Feb. 2. 

May 28, 



June 4, 



1847 Mr. Rufus Perkins died, aged 60. 

1847 Mr. Eleazer Barrows died. [A Revolutionary soldier, born 

at Windham, Conn., 4 Sept. 1763.] 
1847 James Morse died. 
1847 Joseph Dorance died aged 23 years. 
1847 Mr. Eliger [Elijah] Havens' child died aged 9 years. 
1847 Mr. William Pinnas [Pinney's] child died. 
1847 Mr. Samuel Russel died aged 47. 
1847 Dr. Allen's wife died. 
1847 In this town, Mrs. Martha Allen, wife of Deacon Allen, 

aged 54. 
1847 Mr. Harry Abby died. 
1847 Eliza Johnson died, daughter of Mr. Walter Johnson of this 

town. 
1847 Susan Jackson died, daughter of Mr. John Jackson, age 47. 
1847 Harriet Cushman died aged 19 years. [Daughter of Earl 

Cushman.] 
1847 Julia Cushman died aged 20 months. [Daughter of Earl 

Cushman.] 

1847 Brother Ichabod Cushman died aged 60. 

1848 Mrs. Hubbard, the Methodist Minister's wife, died. 
1848 Mrs. Lucy Lathrop, wife of S. Pearl Lathrop, died, age 24. 
1848 Dr. Jonathan Adams Allen died aged 60. [Son of Amos and 

grandson of Seth Allen.] 
1848 Dr. J. A. Allen's mother died, aged 82. [Daughter of Abel 
Smith and granddaughter of Jonathan Adams of Medway, 
Mass.] 
1848 Aunt Sabina Noble Aet. 72. [Daughter of Samuel and Lovisa 

(Kellogg) Noble.] 
1848 Mr. Littles daughter of Shoreham died. 
1848 In this town William, son of Daniel and Sarah Ford, age 10. 
1848 Mr. Harvey Bell died. [Aged 57, son of Harvey Bell.] 
1848 Mr. Daniel Brooks died. 
1848 Mr. Kent Wright's wife died. 

1848 Sister Eunice died in Watertown, Mass., aged 53. [Widow 
of Hubbard Russell of Boston, Mass.] 
Oct. 6, 1848 Mr. Joshua Hyde died. [Aged 75, son of Joshua Hyde.] 
Nov. 30, 1848 Mr. Joseph Stearns died aged 82. 

Dec. 1, 1848 Mr. Waldo Olmsted's child died aged 1 year, 10 mos. 16 da. 
Jan. 12, 1849 Mrs. Walter Olmsted died, aged 72 yrs. and 2 mos. [Polly 

(Cotton) Olmsted.] 
Jan. 25, 1849 Mr. Walter Olmsted died, aged 71 years, 6 mos. 
Jan. 31, 1849 Mr. Luther Forbes died aged 62. 
Feb. 21, 1849 Mr. William Eldridge's son Merrit died. 
Mar. 2, 1849 Mrs. Eliza Stewert died, wife of John Stewert. [Daughter 

of Martin N. and Betsey Foot.] 
Mar. 18, 1849 Eliza Hyde died aged 43 years. [Daughter of Joshua and 

Hannah Hyde.] 
Apr. 15, 1849 Mrs. Esther Dorrance died, wife of Capt. Joseph Dorrance 

aged 68. 
Apr. 19, 1849 Mr. Horace Nichols died aged 62. 
Apr. 20, 1849 In New Haven, Mr. Bezaleel Brooks died. [Aged 64, 

originally of Canaan, Conn.] 
Apr. 22, 1849 Jane Morton died aged 20 years. [Daughter of William and 

Eliza Morton.] 
May 19, 1849 Capt. Joseph Dorrance died. 
Aug. 2, 1849 Sqr. Andres' wife died. 



July 7 
July 8 
July 11 
Sept. 13 
Sept. 17 
Sept. 20 



54 Record of Deaths at Middlebury, Vt. [Jan. 

Aug. 26, 1849 Elizabeth Seeley died aged 15. [Daughter of John Seeley.] 
Aug. 27, 1849 Abba Bates died aged 40. [Daughter of President Joshua 

Bates of Middlebury College.] 
Oct. 11, 1849 Mr. David Nichols died aged 64. 
Oct. 11, 1849 Mr. Edwin Carpenter was killed on the Cars, aged 32. [Son 

of Nathan and Eunice (Converse) Carpenter.] 
Oct. 12, 1849 Mr. John Foot died. [A Revolutionary soldier, aet. 84, son 

of Daniel and Martha (Stilhnan) Foot.] 
Oct. 17, 1849 Mr. Samuel Eldrege died. 
Oct. 29, 1849 Mr. Locklan Wainwright's daughter called Mary Jane died 

aged 9 years. 
Dec. 25, 1849 In Milton, John Morton died aged 61 years. 
Jan. 9, 1850 Charles Dyer died. 
Jan. 25, 1850 Albert Dyer died. 

Jan. 27, 1850 Elim Tupper's wife died. [Her maiden name was Smith.] 
Feb. 23, 1850 Mr. Joseph Dyer was killed by a team running over him. 
Feb. 25, 1850 William Dyer died aged 26. 
Mar. 8, 1850 Samuel Dewey's wife died. [Abigail (Branch) Dewey, aged 

28.] 
Mar. 22, 1850 Mr. Havens died. 
Mar. 23, 1850 Samuel Dewev's child died. 
Mar. 30, 1850 Mr. Alfred Nichols died. 
Mar. 30, 1850 Mr. William Pinny's child died. 
Apr. 17, 1850 [Col.] John Hacket of Hancock died aged 65. 
Apr. 19, 1850 Mrs. Wells died. 
Apr. 19, 1850 Mrs. Heth died. 

May 3, 1850 Mr. Loyal E. Gipson was killed by a fall from the Cars. 
Sept. 13, 1850 Mr. William Martin died in Orwell. 
Sept. 24, 1850 Miss Olive Torrance died. [Daughter of Robert Torrance.] 
Sept. 30, 1850 Mr. [Isaac] Cady died. 
Nov. 22, 1850 Old Mrs. Spafford died. 
Jan. 27, 1851 In Fondulac, Wis., Mr. Erastus Olmsted died. 
Feb. 2, 1851 Mr. George Cleveland died aged 82. 

Feb. 24, 1851 In Lansingburgh, N. Y., Mrs. Abigail Morrison died aged 76. 
Mar. 4, 1851 In Michigan, Mr. Asahel Tillotson died aged 42. 
Mar. 10, 1851 Mrs. Julia Tillotson, wife of Abner Tillotson, died. 
Mar. 26, 1851 Dr. William Bass died aged 75 last January. [He was 

originally of Windham, Conn.] 
Apr. 6, 1851 Aunt Susa Foster died. 
May 10, 1851 Mr. Eli Mathews' wife died. 

July 17, 1851 Mrs. Sarah Mills, wife of Allen Mills, aged 27 years. 
July 22, 1851 Mr. Orrin Abbe's wife died. 
Aug. 20, 1851 Mr. Leonard Deming died aged 66. 
Aug. 23, 1851 David Piper's child aged 6 mos. Also Mrs. Mitty Tillotson 

wife of John Tillotson aged 69. 
Sept. 11, 1851 Mr. Edwin Vallette's wife died aged 28 years. 
Oct. 5, 1851 Theodore Wainwright was drowned in Lake Champlain and 

was found the 13th. 
Oct. 24, 1851 Rebecca Bass died. 
Dec. 24, 1851 Eliza Huntington died aged 54, at Brattleboro and was 

brought to Middlebury to be bunded. 
Dec. 28, 1851 In Ripton, Mr. William Hartshorn died aged 57, recently 

from Middlebury. 
Jan. 31, 1852 Mr. Child's wife died. 
Feb. 2, 1852 Mr. Moody's wife died aged 31. 
Feb. 3, 1852 Mr. John Campbell's wife died aged 26. 
Feb. 11, 1852 Mr. Myron Selleck died aged 50 years. 



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Feb. 16, 1852 Mr. Benjaman Lawrence's wife died aged 77. 
Mar. 25, 1852 Mr. Rev. Daniel 0. Morton died in Bristol, N. H., aged 64. 
Apr. 10, 1852 Mr. Zenos Mills died [at New Haven, Vt.] aged 78 years. 
May 4, 1852 She that was Almira Mortons child named Cyrus died. [Son 

of P. and A. M. Burnap.] 
June 5, 1852 Mr. Austin Johnson died aged 62. 
June 11, 1852 Mr. Alfred Wainwright died aged 62. Of Montpeliar. 
July 12, 1852 Mr. Daniel Beedle died, aged 57. 

July 19, 1852 Mrs. Betsa Stewart, wife of Mr. Ira Stewart died aged 62. 
Aug. 14. 1852 Mrs. Matilda Sargant, wife of late Samuel Sargant died 

aged 82 years. 
Aug. 15, 1852 In New Haven, Mr. Anson Beamans wife died aged 46 years'. 
Sept. 19, 1852 Mr. Thomas Hammond of Orwell died aged 34. 
Sept. 20, 1852 At East Middlebury, Mrs. Charlotte Powell died aged 40, 

wife of F. Powell. 
Oct. 7, 1852 Miss Jane Moors daughter of Mr. Harry Moors died aged 21 

by taking Laudanum. 
Oct. 29, 1852 Mr. Fales died. 
Nov. 10, 1852 Mr. Daniel Dike died. 

Nov. 12, 1852 Mr. William Baxter of Cornwall died aged 53. 
Nov. 18, 1852 Mr. Charles Adams killed himself by the discharge of a gun. 
Jan. 30, 1853 Ichabod Cushman Jr's second wife named Mary died aged 

31. [Mary Ann (Durkee) Cushman.] 
Feb. 25, 1853 The Widow Jemima [(Hall)] Sumner died aged 94. [Widow 

of Ebenezer Sumner. She was born at Chatham, Conn., 

and was married in 1780.] 
Mar. 18, 1853 Mr. Upson's child died aged 4 years. 
Mar. 21, 1853 Mr. Rufus Wainwright died aged 67. [Son of Jonathan 

Wainwright of Salisbury, Vt.] 
May 7, 1853 Mr. Shaw's daughter named Agnes died. 
May 23, 1853 Aunt Rebecka [(Wood)] Morton died aged 83. [Wife of 

Caleb Morton.] 
July 12, 1853 Mr. George Sanders wife died. 
July 24, 1853 Mr. Gorman's daughter was buried. 
July 25, 1853 Mr. Comphry's wife died. 
July 29, 1853 Old Mr. Calvin Goodnoe died aged 93. 
Aug. 13, 1853 In Brandon, Mrs. Amanda Ford, wife of Rev. Salisbury 

Ford, died aged 28 years. 
Aug. 20, 1853 Mr. Charles J. Linsley, son Charles Linsley Esq., died in 

Illinois. 
Aug. 20, 1853 Mrs. Delight Haladay died aged 69. [Wife of Theodore 

Halladay.] 
Aug. 21, 1853 In Hoosick, Mr. Rev. Mathew D. Gorden died aged 40 and 

was brought to Middlebury to be burried. 
Aug. 22, 1853 Mr. Jonathan Hagars wife died aged 61. 
Aug. 22, 1853 Elizabeth Wright died aged 14 months 14 days. 
Sept. 28, 1853 Roxena Cushman, daughter of Earl Cushman, died. 
Oct. 7, 1853 Mrs. Diadama Sumner died in Schroon, N. Y., Formerly of 

this town and widow of Samuel Sumner, in the 70th year 

of her age. 
Oct. 12, 1853 Mr. John Dyer died. 
Oct. 19, 1853 Mr. Amos Nichols wife died. 

Nov. 28, 1853 James Wallace Francis died aged 18, son of Asa Francis. 
Nov. 30, 1853 In the village William Shaw aged 5 years and 11 months. 
Dec. 28, 1853 In Orwell Mr. John Thomas' wife died aged 53. 
Jan. 13, 1854 Mr. Martin Foot died aged 92 and some months. [A Revo- 
lutionary soldier, son of Daniel and Martha (Stillman) 

Foot.] 



i 

56 Record of Deaths at Middlebury, Vt. [Jan. 

Mar. 5, 1854 Sqr. Young died. [Capt. Jonathan M. Young, aged 82.] 

Mar. 9,1854 Mr. Moses Goodrich's daughter Mary died. 

Mar. 11, 1854 Mr. John W. Brooks son of Mr. Samuel Brooks, aged 25, 

died. 
Mar. 12, 1854 Betsa Johnson died. 
Apr. 20, 1854 Mr. Michael Sanders died aged 80. 
Apr. 25, 1854 Mother Dewey died aged 80 last February. [Lurana 

(Noble) Dewey, daughter of Samuel and Lovisa (Kellogg) 

Noble and wife of Stillman Dewey.] 
Aug. 24, 1854 Mr. William Johnson's wife died aged 23 years. 
Aug. 30, 1854 Mr. William Flagg died aged 49. 
Oct. 10, 1854 Brother Stillman Dewey died aged almost 50. [Son of 

Stillman and Lurana Dewey.] 
Nov. 5, 1854 Mr. Norman Bordman died. 
Nov. 7, 1854 Mr. Charles Weeks died. 
Dec. 22, 1854 Miss Emeline Crane died aged 26. 
Dec. 26, 1854 Mr. Allen Farr of New Haven died. 
Jan. 7, 1855 Mrs. Robinson died. 
Jan. 7, 1855 Cleora Ella daughter of Mr. George Langworthy aged 1 mo. 

and 6 days. 
Jan. 11, 1855 Judge Dorastus Wooster died age 68. [Son of Moses 

Wooster of Cornwall, Vt.] 
Feb. 5, 1855 Mr. James Miles died and was brought from Pottsdam here 

to be buried, aged 72. 
Feb. 14, 1855 Mr. Ira Stewart died aged 75. [Son of Capt. John Stewart.] 
Mar. 5, 1855 Aunt Pattas [Bennett] Baba died aged between 4 and 5 days. 
Mar. 25, 1855 Judge Phelps died aged 62. [Samuel Shethar Phelps, B.A. 

(Yale, 1811), son of John Phelps of Litchfield, Conn.] 
Mar. 27, 1855 Mrs. Cobb was buried. 
Apr. 17, 1855 [Mrs.] Mary Wells died. [Daughter of John and Deborah 

(Cushman) Willson.] 
Apr. 20, 1855 Mr. Jonathan Hager died aged 77. 
Apr. 29, 1855 Rev. Dr. Thomas A. Merrill died. 
May 1, 1855 Jude Carpenter died aged 24. [Son of Nathan and Eunice 

Carpenter.] 
June 17, 1855 Mrs. Sophia Farnsworth widow late Silas Farnsworth, died. 
Sept. 6, 1855 Mr. Clark Rich formerly from Shoreham died in Ohio. 

Aged 32 years. 
Oct. 3, 1855 Charles Crawford died aged 23. One of Sophomore class 

from Putney. 
Oct. 13, 1855 Elum Smith died, aged 22 years. 
Oct. 15, 1855 Mr. John Tillotson died, aged 93. [Originally of Long 

Island, N. Y] 
Nov. 2, 1855 Mr. Arnold died. 

Dec. 28, 1855 Mrs. Martha Elizabeth Myers died aged 22, wife of William. 
Feb. 20, 1856 Lorin Dustin died aged 28. 
Mar. 1, 1856 Roderick Sumner died in New Haven aged 38. 
Apr. 23, 1856 Mr. Otis Goodrich died. Aged 61. [Brother of Chester 

Goodrich. Vide supra, Apr. 24, 1839.] 
May 24, 1856 Miss Molly Torrance died aged 78. [Daughter of Robert 

Torrance.] 
June 19, 1856 Mrs. Hannah Hyde, wife of the late Joshua Hyde, Jr., died. 
Aug. 16, 1856 Mr. James Meacham died aged 46. [A professor at Middle- 
bury College.] 
Nov. 2, 1856 Mrs. Emeline Wilcox, wife of Amon Wilcox died aged 51. 
Nov. 2, 1856 A child of Hubert Frary, aged 14 months 7 days. 



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Dec. 18, 1856 Edgar Witherell died, aged 15. [Son of Hiram and Nancy 

Witherell.] 
Dec. 22, 1856 Old Uncle John Morton died aged 94. [A descendant of 

George 1 Morton through Ephraim, 2 Eleazer, 3 Nathaniel, 4 

and Ichabod, 5 his father.] 

[To be concluded] 



OLD BOSTON FAMILIES 

Number Five 

THE HALIBURTON FAMILY 

By Rev. Aethur Wentwobth Hamilton Eaton, M.A., D.C.L., of Boston, Mass. 

1. Andrew 1 Haliburton, Hallyburton, or Halyburton, for 
many years an innkeeper in Boston, was born probably in Berwick- 
shire or Roxburghshire, Scotland, towards the close of the seventeenth 
century, and died in Jamaica in 1745.* He married first, in Boston, 
23 Feb. 1719/20, Rev. Benjamin Colman of the Brattle Street 
Church officiating, Naomi FiGGjf and secondly, at Scituate, Mass., 
22 Feb. 1730/1, Abigail Otis, born at Scituate 28 Aug. 1703, died, 
probably at Newport, N. S., not long before 1769, daughter of Job 
and Mary (Little) .% Abigail (Otis) Haliburton married secondly, 
in Narragansett, R. I., 18 Oct. 1756, as bis second wife, Dr. Edward 
Ellis, and more information about her will be given below. 

Of the immediate ancestry of Andrew Haliburton nothing certain 
is known; but a tradition remains among his descendants that he 
himself stated that his father was one of the Duke of Marlborough's 
captains and was killed at the siege of Dunkirk, and that thereafter the 
boy lived with his paternal grandfather. In what place he was brought 
up is unknown, but he is said to have told his children that he lived 

* In the General Registry Office, Jamaica, is recorded the burial, in St. Andrew's 
Parish, 2 Sept. 1745, of Andrew Hallaburton, probably the Andrew Haliburton of 
Boston, who is known to have died in Jamaica about that time. (Vide infra, p. 59.) 
Cf. p. 34 of manuscript notes on the Avery and other families, by the late J. Herbert 
Sawyer of Brookline, Mass., in the Library of the New England Historic Genealogical 
Society. 

t Her Christian name was probably not Naomi, as the Boston records give it, but 
Amey or Amy, as it appears in the baptismal records of her children in King's Chapel. 
She was probably a daughter of John Figg, cooper, of Boston, and his wife Amy, 
although according to tradition in the Haliburton family the first wife of Andrew 
Haliburton had been married before her marriage to Andrew Haliburton. Little is 
known about the Figg family. Administration on the estate of John Figg, late of 
Boston, who had died at sea in 1677, was granted, 31 July 1677, to his widow, Mary, 
and from the inventory, rendered 3 Aug. 1677, it is learned that Mary's father had 
probably lived at Newbury. A John Figg and his wife Anne had children: John, born 
in Boston 5 Nov. 1684, and Joseph, born in Boston 6 Mar. 1686 (? 1685/6], A John 
Figg and his wife Amey had a child James, born in Boston 13 Feb. 1687 [? 1686/7], 
but the wife Amey would have been too old to bear children to Andrew Haliburton in 
or after 1721. A John Figg, cooper, with a daughter Sarah, was living in Boston 
28 July 1712, and a John Figg was living 17 Aug. 1732. (Cf. Suffolk Probate Records.) 
Joseph Figg and Mercy Holland were married in Boston by Mr. Benjamin Wadsworth, 
16 Sept. 1708. 

t For the Otis family see Vital Records of Scituate, and Regibteb, vol. 2, pp. 
281-296, and vol. 4, pp. 143-165. 



58 Old Boston Families [Jan. 

in Scotland but went to school every day across the border, in Eng- 
land. Apparently no systematic effort to trace his ancestry has ever 
been made.* 

The first record of Andrew Haliburton in Boston is that of his first 
marriage, 23 Feb. 1719/20. In a suit which he enters against Benja- 
min Gray, bookseller or stationer, 10 Jan. 1722 [? 1722/3], he is 
designated as a wigmaker, and in another suit against John Hobart, 
entered 20 Sept. 1725, his occupation is the same (Suffolk court 
records) ; but as early as the summer of 1734, and probably three or 
four years earlier, he had become a licensed innkeeper or "innholder." 
On 24 July 1734 the selectmen of Boston approved and recommended 
Andrew Halyburton for a license to keep a tavern; and on 6 Aug. 
1735 they notified the selectmen of Roxbury and all persons concerned 
to meet at the house of "M r Andrew Halyburton at the Sign of the 
George on Boston Neck" at 11 A.M. on 18 Aug. current, to run the 
boundary line between Boston and Roxbury. On 18 Feb. 1735/6 
it was ordered by the selectmen of Boston "That an advertisement 
for Leasing a Messuage or Tenement with Several Peices of Land on 
Boston Neck, be printed in the Publick News Papers, Which said 
Land &c were lately Leased to Simon Rogers Deceased, and are now 
in the Tenure and Occupation of Andrew Halyburton which said 
.< Lease will Expire the 8 th of January 1736 [1736/7]." Among inn- 

holders who had petitioned for licenses to sell strong drink and who 
were approved and recommended by the selectmen, 18 Aug. 1736, 
was Andrew Halyburton, who dwelt on Ship Street. On 17 Aug. 
1738 Andrew Halyburton was again approved and recommended by 
the selectmen as an innholder, with license to sell strong drink, his 
dwelling [the Sun Tavern] being then in Dock Square. On 29 Nov. 
1742 favorable action was taken by the selectmen on the petition of 
Mr. Andrew Halyburton for liberty to keep a tavern in the house 
[on Cornhill] where the late Dr. Boylston had lived, the petitioner 
being obliged, as he says, to remove from the Sun Tavern, which he 
had previously been licensed to keep. On 5 Jan. 1742/3 Mr. Robert 
Logan complains that Mr. Halyburton has put up a "Sign Post" 
at the house he lives in, formerly Dr. Boylston's, "which greatly 
incommodes the Sight of his Shop," and on 23 Aug. 1743 Haliburton 
was still at this house on Cornhill. In the records of King's Chapel 
for the year 1748, however, it is stated that a meeting of the wardens 
and vestry of that church was held on Thursday, 31 Mar., at Mr. 
Hallyburton's in King Street, f At this time Haliburton was dead, 
and, unless the records mistakenly give "Mr." for "Mrs." Hali- 

* Of the Haliburton family of Newmains and Mertoun, Scotland, Sir Walter Scott, 
as is well known, claimed the representation; and Sir Walter's father, also, Mr. Walter 
Scott, writer to the Signet, was evidently not a little interested in the family. On 
page 63 of Genealogical Memoirs of the Family of Sir Walter Scott, Bart., of Abbots- 
ford, in a note introducing some valuable memoranda concerning Haliburton families, 
it is said that the memoranda were taken from a manuscript of Mr. Walter Scott, the 
father, which appeared "to have been drawn up in answer to the inquiries of Mr. 
William Haliburton of Halifax [sic], Nova Scotia, who claimed a descent from the 
Haliburtons of Hadden." In the late J. Herbert Sawyer's manuscript notes (tide 
supra, p. 57, footnote) is a record from the General Registry Office, Jamaica, of the 
burial, 15 Mar. 1742 [? 1742/3], of an Andrew Haliburton who, Mr. Sawyer thought, 
might have been a son of Andrew Haliburton, writer to the Signet, Edinburgh. 

t Annals of King's Chapel, vol. 2, p. 101. 



1917] The Haliburton Family 59 

burton, it is necessary to believe that, before he finally left Boston, 
Haliburton kept an inn on King Street, and that the place retained 
his name after his death. 

Of town offices Andrew Haliburton held only those of scavenger, 
to which he was chosen 10 Mar. 1740/1, and hogreeve, to which he 
was chosen 9 Mar. 1741/2. 

During the Rev. Commissary Roger Price's ministry at King's 
Chapel Andrew Haliburton was a parishioner of that church, and 
there four, at least, of his nine children were baptized.* 

In the Suffolk court records papers may be seen connected with 
various lawsuits instituted by Hahburton as an innholder, one being 
a suit brought by "Andrew Halyburton, gentleman," against Henry 
Venner, apothecary, in Jan. 1739/40, and another, the latest, brought 
by "Andrew Hahburton, innholder," against John Green, 15 June 
1744. 

Not long after bringing this latest suit Hahburton and his wife 
went to the island of Jamaica. Whether or not their intention was 
to keep an inn there is not known; but they could not have been long 
in the West Indies when Andrew Hahburton died and was buried in 
Jamaica, f That the Haliburtons did not take all their children with 
them when they left Boston, if indeed they took any, is shown by 
the papers in a suit brought by Andrew Oliphant of Boston, 15 Apr. 
1746, against Abigail Halyburton, widow, of Kingston, in the Island 
of Jamaica, for £360, for the board, at 40s. a week, of her three 
children, "Andrew, Billie, and George." 

Not long after this suit was brought against her, Mrs. Hahburton 
came back to Boston, for on 2 Feb. 1746/7 she sued Capt. Peter 
Oliver, a seaman, for a debt which he had contracted, very hkely by 
boarding at her house. On 20 June 1750 Mrs. Hahburton presented 
to the selectmen the following petition, which is preserved in the 
Suffolk court records: 

"To the Hon bIe His Majestys Justices of the Court of General Sessions of 
the peace for said County, and to the Gentlemen Selectmen of the Town of 
Boston. 

"The Petition of Abigail Halyburton of Boston widow Sheweth 
"That your Petitioners husband in his lifetime and your pef since his 
decease were for many years favoured by your Honours with a License to 
keep Tavern in the Town of Boston, which, she would mention with great 
Thankfulness as this Business gave a very comfortable support to them and 
their children, that since your petit r last renewed her License she has removed 
into the House just going into the Common known by the Sign of the three 
horse Shoes, which has been improved as a Tavern perhaps longer than any 
house in the Town, and is as comodiously situated for the Entertainment of 
strangers and Travellers as may be, your pet r has purchased of M r Glover 
who last kept it his Liquas, utensils &c. and is well provided with Beds &c. 
necessary for such an house and as she has kept a Tavern in Town for near 
twenty years, and which has been, and still is the only means for her Support, 
she now prays your Honours will be pleas'd to Grant her Liberty to be an 

* In 1747 the Widow Abigail Haliburton subscribed £100, old tenor, towards 
rebuilding King's Chapel, and in April and May of that year the heirs of Andrew 
Hallyburton are said to have owned half a pew in the church, one Cooper owning the 
other half. 

t Vide supra, p. 57, footnote. 



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Old Boston Families 



[Jan. 



Innholder in said house, assuring your Honours she will always Endeavour 
to keep good Orders, and in every respect observe the Laws made for the 
Regulation of such Houses. 
"And your pet 1 as in Duty bound shall pray, &c. 

"Abigaill Hallyburton." 

Mrs. Haliburton's petition for a license to keep the Three Horse 
Shoes Tavern was granted; but according to family tradition she 
soon removed from that hostelry to a dwelling house owned and until 
shortly before occupied by Dr. Edward Ellis, at the southwest corner 
of the present Washington and Winter Streets. Dr. Ellis, who was 
one of the chief physicians of Boston,* had been commissioned by 
Governor Shirley, 19 Feb. 1744/5, as surgeon general of the Massa- 
chusetts troops sent against Louisburg, and on 25 Feb. 1744/5 had 
been also commissioned as major and captain in the Third Massa- 
chusetts Regiment.t When the siege of the French fortress began, 
he had gone to Cape Breton. During Dr. Ellis's absence at Louis- 
burg his wife died; and the care of her daughters, together with two 
children of a deceased sister of hers, surnamed Hope, whose husband 
seems to have been a Hollander, was assumed by Thomas Kilby, 
whose wife, a sister of Dr. Ellis, had died, leaving him with two 
motherless children. Before long it was arranged between Mr. 
Kilby and Mrs. Haliburton that the latter should remove her large 
family to Dr. Ellis's house and should also take to board there Mr. 
Kilby and the Kilby, Ellis, and Hope children. Mrs. Haliburton's 
own family consisted of four children of her own, a daughter of her 
late husband by bis first wife, and a " daughter of that wife by a former 
husband," and in charge of this large household, now numbering at least 
fourteen, Dr. Ellis found Mrs. Haliburton, when he returned to Boston 
after a somewhat prolonged stay in Cape Breton or Nova Scotia. X 
Soon some business connected with the property of the Hope children 
demanded that Dr. Ellis go to Holland, and for that country he em- 
barked. On the night of 7 Feb. 1753, as Drake tells us,§ a destructive 
fire occurred near Marlborough Street. It started in an outhouse, 
and burned two stables, Mr. Sellon's blacksmith shop, and the 
dwellings of Dr. John Cutler and Dr. Edward Ellis. From Dr. 
Ellis's house nothing whatever was saved; and Mrs. Haliburton, 
hearing that the proprietor of a "coffeehouse" (probably an inn such 
as she had been accustomed to keep) in Newport, R. I., desired to 
give up business, made a bargain for the "coffeehouse," and with fine 
determination and courage moved her large family to the Rhode 
Island town. When Dr. Ellis returned to America, he found Mrs. 

* Dr. Edward Ellis, eldest son of Dr. Robert and Elizabeth (Pemberton) Ellis, was 
bom in Boston 23 Feb. 1698/9, and was baptized in the Old South Parish. His father 
was "chirurgeon" in the expedition against Port Royal in 1710. He married (1) 
Mary (Willard) Cuyler, daughter of Daniel and Mary (Mills) Willard and widow 
(with a romantic history) of a young West India planter named Cuyler. By his first 
wife Dr. Ellis had three daughters, Maria, born 1 May 1730, Sarah, born 22 Aug. 1733, 
and Elizabeth, born 22 Mar. 1734/5. For the Ellis family see Sarah Elizabeth Tit- 
comb's Early New England People, pp. 5-37. In a private letter to the compiler of 
this article Miss Titcomb once wrote: "The account |of the Ellisand Haliburton 
connection | which I put into 'Early New England People' was written by Harriet 
Prescott Spofford's grandmother, who was a granddaughter of Dr. Edward Ellis." 

t Register, vol. 24, pp. 376, 371. 

i Cf. Miss Titcomb's Early New England People, pp. 25-26. 

| History and Antiquities of Boston, p. 633. 



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Haliburton at Newport, and on 18 Oct. 1756 Dr. Ellis and Mrs. 
Haliburton were married by Rev. Dr. MacSparran in the parish of 
St. Paul, Narragansett.* 

When the offer of lands in Nova Scotia to New England people 
was made by Governor Lawrence and bis Council, a large number of 
Rhode Island as well as Connecticut and Massachusetts people 
determined to remove to the Acadian province; and, with many others 
in Newport, Dr. Ellis and his wife migrated. On 21 July 1761 he 
received a grant of 500 acres at Newport, N. S., and there he settled, f 
He probably made in all three journeys to Holland on business; at 
any rate, after the death of his wife Abigail, which occurred probably 
not long before 1769, he went to Amsterdam, where he died at the 
age, it is said, of seventy years. 
Children by first wife: 

i. Mart, 2 d. 6 Nov. 1721, aged abt. 10 months; bur. in King's Chapel 

Burying Ground, 
ii. William, bapt. in King's Chapel Parish 17 July 1724; probably 

d. young, 
iii. Rooksby (a daughter), bapt. in King's Chapel Parish 28 Jan. 

1725/6; d. unm. in Boston 14 Mar. 1801, aged 754 

Children by second wife: 

iv. Andrew. The only known record of this child is in the suit brought 
in 1746 by Andrew Oliphant against Mrs. Abigail Haliburton for 
her children's board. § 

v. Abigail, b. in Boston between 1731 and 1735 (whether she was older 
or younger than her brother Andrew is uncertain); living 5 July 
1803, when she made her will; m. (1) at Newport, R. I., 24 July 
1754, Capt. Frederick Hamilton, perhaps s. of the Frederick 
who m. in King's Chapel, Boston, 29 May 1734, Mary Jeffries; 
m. (2), as his second or third wife, Jacob Sheafe, a prominent 
merchant of Portsmouth, N. H., b. in 1715, d. 26 June 1791 
(Wentworth Genealogy, vol. 2, p. 307), who had m. 24 July 1740, 
as his first or second wife, Hannah Seavy, b. in 1719, d. at Ports- 

* Updike's Narragansett Church, second edition, vol. 2, p. 555. The parish register 
says that Mrs. Ellis "was Daughter of Mr Job otis of Scituate in ye Province of ye 
Massachusets and had for her first Husband one Mr Hallyburton who died in Jaimaca 
where they lived a while." 

t Of Dr. Ellis's three daughters, Maria, the eldest, had already married Capt.- 
Lieut. Edmund Watmough, an Englishman, who had come to Newport, R. I., 
and had secured there a commission in the "Rangers." In 1761 Captain Watmough, 
whose name appears among Falmouth grantees as "Edward Watemough," secured a 
grant of 500 acres at Falmouth, N. S., having probably been in Nova Scotia at an 
earlier date, with a corps of the "Rangers," and having then learned the value of the 
French lands. After the removal of the Ellises to Nova Scotia the second daughter, 
Sarah, became the second wife of Mr. Isaac Deschamps, who had come to Windsor, 
N. S., as a young man and in 1785 rose to be chief justice of the Province. The third 
daughter, Elizabeth, married (1) 25 Sept. 1757 Capt. Peter Jacob Dordin, who died 
23 Jan. 1769, and (2) at Newport, R. I., 17 Jan. 1773, Peter Francis Christian de Les 
Dernier of Windsor, N. S. Elizabeth Ellis had several children by each husband. 
Her daughter, Harriet de Les Dernier, married William Pepperrell Prescott and was 
the grandmother of the well-known writer, Harriet Prescott Spofford. Another 
daughter, Anne Maria de Les Dernier, married, as his second wife, Lieut. Pierson 
Titcomb and was the grandmother of Miss Sarah Elizabeth Titcomb, author of Early 
New England People, a book in which much information about the Ellises and allied 
families may be found. 

J That Rooksby was a daughter is 6hown by her appearance as a woman sponsor 
at the baptism in King's Chapel Parish of Richard Hunter, child of James and Mary 
Hunter, 17 May 1749. In the record of her death she is called Rusby. 

§ Vxde supra, p. 69. Perhaps this Andrew is the son of whom Harriet Prescott 
(in Miss Titcomb's Early New England Families, p. 37) writes: "Her Other son, — 
a wild, headstrong boy, as I have heard, — left home at an early age, and was seen or 
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VI. 

vii. 



mouth 12 Nov. 1773. In her will of 5 July 1803 Mrs. Abigail 
Sheafe leaves to her son-in-law, James Sheafe, Esq., a certain 

Eiece of land or house lot in Newport, R. I., which she had received 
y the will of her first husband, Frederick Hamilton, and to her 
nephew, Andrew Halliburton, all her books and plate, except one 
"silver cann." She mentions also her sister, Pnscilla Card. 

Isabella, bapt. in Christ Church Parish, Boston, 3 Oct. 1736. 

Peiscilla, bapt. in Christ Church Parish, Boston, 30 Apr. 1738; liv- 
ing 6 Jan. 1804, when she was mentioned in the will of her second 
husband; m. (1) in Trinity Church, Newport, R. I., 24 July 1754, 
Robert Pate; m, (2) not later than 22 Dec. 1766 Jonathan 
Cabd, Sr., of Newport, who in his will, dated 6 Jan. 1804 and 
proved 16 Oct. 1805, left to his wife Priscilla during her life real 
estate and personal property, prescribed that after her death his 
executors should pay £50 to her granddaughter, Elizabeth Miller, 
and bequeathed the residue of his estate to "Jonathan Card, my 
nephew, son of my brother John." Priscilla (Haliburton) (Pate) 
Card had issue by her first husband. 

2. viii. William, b. in Boston 16 Apr. 1739 and bapt. in King's Chapel 

Parish 20 May 1739. 

3. ix. George, bapt. in King's Chapel Parish, Boston, 23 Jan. 1742/3. 

2. William 2 Halibtjeton (Andrew 1 ), born in Boston 16 Apr. 1739 
and baptized in King's Chapel Parish 20 May 1739, died at 
Windsor, N. S., in Feb. 1817. He married, 9 Apr. 1761, his 
first cousin, Susanna Otis, born at Scituate, Mass., 15 Apr. 
1738, living as late as 1814, daughter of Ephraim and Rachel 
(Hersey).* 

William Haliburton's name appears on a muster roll, dated 
Boston, 28 Feb. 1759, of a company of foot under Capt. Joseph 
Billings in Capt. Joseph Williams's regiment, raised in 
Massachusetts for the reduction of Canada. In this company 
he served as a private, from Boston, from 13 Apr. to 23 Nov. 
1759, a little more than seven months. On 21 July 1761 he 
appears with his stepfather, Dr. Edward Ellis, and many 
other Rhode Island people, in the great grant of the township 
of Newport, N. S., and thither he and his wife shortly after 
their marriage removed. Until the spring of 1763, probably, 
they lived on their Newport grant of 500 acres; but on 1 May 
1763 Mr. Haliburton exchanged his Newport grant for the 
land of Jonathan Babcock, in what is now Windsor, N. S., and 
at or near the village of this name he built a new house and 
spent the rest of his life, f In Windsor he began the study of 

* Rachel Otis, sister of Mrs. Susanna (Otis) Haliburton, was married at Windsor, 
N. S. t 16 Mar. 1769, to Benjamin DeWolf, born 14 Oct. 1744, son of Simeon and Parnell 
(Kirtland), and became the ancestress of an important family of DeWolf s at Windsor, 
for which see Eaton's History of King's County, Nova Scotia, pp. 630-632. In 
Register, vol. 41, p. 221, it is stated that Jehiel DeWolf married Rachel Otis, but this 
is incorrect. For Jehiel DeWolf's marriages see History of King's County, p. 637. 

In his will, dated 6 Oct. 1814 and proved 7 Nov. 1816, Dr. Ephraim Otis of Scituate, 
Mass., who died 21 Oct. 1816, aged 63, brother of Susanna (Otis) Haliburton and 
Rachel (Otis) DeWolf, bequeathed to the heirs of Rachel DeWolf of Windsor, N. S., 
54,000, to Susannah Haliburton, wife of William Haliburton of Windsor, 55,000 (to be 
equally divided between her son, W. H. O. Haliburton, and her daughter, Abigail 
Fales), and also to W. H. O. Haliburton $1,000. 

t In his Sketch of the Old Parish Burying Ground of Windsor, Nova Scotia (1889), 
pp. 91-92, Dr. Hind writes: "Before me lies a covenant bearing date May 1st, 1763, 
by which William Hallyburton, Gentleman, exchanges his farm lot on ' the River 
Kennetcook, Letter F., Number 3, the 2nd Division, with the Marsh and Dyke with the 
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law, and in time he became judge of probate for Hants 
County, an office which he held until his death. 

In an interesting Haliburton manuscript deposited many- 
years ago in the Library of the New England Historic 
Genealogical Society Miss Georgina Haliburton {vide infra, 
11, ii) wrote: "William was a boy of fine intellectual promise, 
but showed no special inclination to any one pursuit. He 
was fond of adventure, and a pioneer's fife would have suited 
him well. He began the study of medicine and surgery; but 
when he was nineteen an expedition was formed against the 
Indians, and throwing aside his studies he went as a volunteer 
surgeon with a company of young men and joined the expedi- 
tion. After some months campaigning he returned unhurt, 
and his mother, f eeling great anxiety lest his love of adventure 
should increase, strongly encouraged his early attachment 
to his cousin Susanna Otis. ... At last the marriage took 
place, and the couple had a long and happy married life." 
Miss Haliburton then narrates the settlement of the young 
couple in Nova Scotia. She says that they sailed from Boston 
to Halifax, taking with them provisions for eighteen months, 
tents, furniture, spinning wheels, a loom, farming implements, 
and two negroes from the household of Mrs. Haliburton's 
father. From Halifax they travelled on horseback a distance 
of forty miles, along the narrow French road, the wife seated 
on a pinion behind her husband. For a few months they and 
their servants lived in tents, but finally they built a two- 
story frame house, the foundation and posts of which were 
logs, the walls being clapboarded. Mr. Haliburton's death 
occurred, it is said, sometime in Feb. 1817. The date of 
Mrs. Haliburton's death is not known. 

In this narrative by Miss Haliburton there are, probably, 
some inaccurate statements. It is known that Dr. Ellis and 
his family sailed from Newport, R. I., for the Nova Scotia 
shore of the Bay of Fundy, as did a great many other people 
in 1760 and 1761; and it is probable that the Haliburtons 
also reached Newport, N. S., by the same route. It would be 
very unreasonable to suppose that they sailed from Boston 
to Halifax, for the road from Halifax to Newport and 
"Windsor was at that time almost impassable, and the other 

exclusive of the Dyke, Marsh, and Village Lot drawn with the same,' belonging to 
Jonathan Babcock. This covenant was witnessed by Edward Ellis and George 
Hallyburton, and certified by Isaac Deschamps on the 5th of July, 1764. The writing 
of both William and George Hallyburton is very good." 

From Mr. George Mullane the compiler of this article learns that in the Crown 
Land Office at Halifax there is recorded a grant to William Hallyburton, in Mar. 1772, 
of 1/4 acre in the township of Windsor. (Book 9, fo. 293, and Book 10, fo. 16.) There 
is also a grant to William Halliburton, 22 Apr. 1783, of 30,000 acres on the Kennetcook 
River. (Book 13, fo. 26.) A petition from William Haliburton to the House of 
Assembly, dated Mar. 1798 and covering about twelve pages of letter paper, refers to 
certain lands granted to him and others in Douglas, Hants Co., and also to a petition of 
Hector McLean for himself and others respecting lands said to have been granted to 
Lieutenant-Colonel Small in trust for the disbanded 84th Regiment. The petitioner 
intimates some irregularity in the proceedings relative to those lands and certain 
defects of title, and prays the interposition of the Assembly in the matter. He com- 
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settlers from Rhode Island sailed up the Bay of Fundy to the 
Avon River and landed somewhere near Fort Edward, in the 
township of Windsor. From a letter from Hon. Charles 
Morris to Mr. Isaac Deschamps, dated 31 Mar. 1761, it 
appears that a certain Captain Maloney, who was then 
concerned in bringing settlers from Connecticut and Rhode 
Island to Nova Scotia, was ordered to bring Dr. Ellis and his 
family to Newport, N. S., if they were ready to come* 

In the Library of the Massachusetts Historical Society is 
a long manuscript letter from William Haliburton to Rev. 
Jeremy Belknap, dated 1 Sept. 1796, in which the writer 
describes a "floating anchor" and a movable apparatus for 
putting out and taking in the anchor in all weathers, which 
he had lately invented. 

Children : 

i. William, 3 b. 2 Sept. 1762; d. 16 Apr. 1764. 

ii. Susanna Hamilton, b. 16 May 1765; d. young. 

4. iii. William Herset Otis, b. at Windsor, N. S., 3 Sept. 1767. 
iv. Chablotte, b. 20 Sept. 1770; d. young. 

v. Abigail, b. at Windsor, N. S., 15 June 1773; d. at Boston 29 Nov. 
1839; bur. in Mt. Auburn Cemetery; m. in King's Chapel Parish, 
Boston, 23 Aug. 1801, Samuel Fales, b. at Bristol, R. I., 29 
Aug. 1775, d. 6 Aug. 1848. He was a prominent merchant and 
was president of the Union Bank, Boston. They lived where 
the building numbered 174, on Tremont Street, Boston, now 
stands, in a house built by Capt. Winslow Lewis in 1814. t Chil- 
dren, baptized in King's Chapel Parish, Boston: 1. Lucy Ann 
Charlotte Augusta, bapt. 13 Feb. 1803. 2. Samuel Bradford, bapt. 
24 June 1804. 3. Susanna Maria, bapt. 19 Dec. 1809. 4. 
Frances Maria, bapt. 28 Apr. 1811. 5. Eliza Ann, bapt. 31 Oct. 
1813. 6. Haliburton, bapt. 5 Mar. 1815. 

vi. John Gustavus, b. 23 Jan. 1775; d. young. 

5. vii. George Mobdaunt, b. at Windsor, N. S., 30 June 1777. 

3. George 2 Haliburton (Andrew 1 ), baptized in King's Chapel 
Parish, Boston, 23 Jan. 1742/3, died, probably at Exeter, 
N. H., between 6 Nov. 1813 and 3 Apr. 1814. He married 
first, at Horton, N. S., 27 Sept. 1766 (Horton township book), 
Ann Avert, born at Lebanon, Conn., 25 June 1747, living 
in 1802, daughter of Robert and Ann (Cushman) ; J and 
secondly Mary Gale, widow, of Exeter, N. H., who died at 
Exeter 30 Sept. 1842, her will of 2 June 1841 mentioning her 
children, Enoch Gale, Amos Gale, and C. P. Gale (deceased), 
Martha, widow of C. P. Gale, and Mary and Charles, children 
of C. P. and Martha Gale. 

Without doubt George Haliburton went to Nova Scotia in 
1761 with his mother and stepfather and his brother William. 
He received no grant of land, nor does he seem to have been 
a farmer, but from 1769 to 1774 he served as schoolmaster for 
Windsor and Newport under the direction and in the pay of 

* Hind's Old Parish Burying Ground of Windsor, Nova Scotia, p. 56. 

t See manuscript notes on the Fales family, by Miss Georgina Haliburton, in the 
Library of the New England Historic Genealogical Society. 

$ Robert Avery was a grantee at Horton, N. S., in 1761, and had previously lived at 
Lebanon, Conn. For him and his family see Eaton's History of King's County, Nova 
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the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts. 
In 1769 Rev. Joseph Bennett, missionary of this Society at 
Windsor, wrote to the Society that Mr. Watts, the Society's 
schoolmaster, " being better provided for, has quitted the school 
and Mr. Halliburton is put in his room." In 1766 George 
Haliburton was registrar of probate for King's County,* 
Isaac Deschamps being judge of "His Majesty's Court of 
Wills." The next year, however, George Deschamps, son of 
Isaac, succeeded George Haliburton as registrar of probate. 
A plan in the Crown Land Department at Halifax, dated 
10 Apr. 1775, is signed "p. me George Hallyburton, Dep. 
Sur.," the inference from this being that a deputy-surveyor- 
ship in the Province was held by him.f In the census of 
King's County for 1770 the family of George Haliburton is 
given as consisting of one man, one woman, two boys, and 
one girl. At what time George Haliburton removed from 
Nova Scotia to New England is not known, but in 1797 he 
bought a house in Exeter, N. H., and in that year, for the first 
time, was taxed in that town. It was probably this George 
Haliburton who on 24 June 1804 was a sponsor at the baptism, 
in King's Chapel Parish, Boston, of Samuel Bradford Fales 
(vide supra, 2, v. 2). In his will (vide infra) he calls himself 
"Mariner," and according to the late J. Herbert Sawyer, who 
spent much time gathering facts concerning this branch of 
the Haliburton family, he became a sea captain and sailed 
from Portsmouth, N. H. J 

In his will, dated 6 Nov. 1813 and proved 3 Apr. 1814, 
"George Halliburton § of Exeter," N. H., "Mariner," mentions 
his wife Mary, whom he appoints sole executrix, and to whom 
he leaves the residue of his personal estate not otherwise 
bequeathed and all of his real estate for life; his sons George- 
Halliburton, Andrew Halliburton, and John Halliburton (if 
he be living), who, together with the children of his daughter 
Ann McClintock, deceased, are to receive all his real estate 
at the death of his wife; his granddaughters Ann McClintock, 
Caroline McClintock, and Emily McClintock; his daughters- 
in-law Mary Halliburton and Elizabeth Halliburton; and his 
wife's son Charles Pinkney Gale. At the settlement of the 
estate of the widow, Mary Haliburton, in February and 
March 1843, the real estate of her late husband, George 
Haliburton, which had been in her possession, was appraised 

# * Hants County, in which Windsor and Newport are situated, was then a part of 
King's County. It was not set off as a separate county until 1781. 

t Hind's Old Parish Burying Ground of Windsor, Nova Scotia, p. 92. 

1 Cf. also Miss Titcomb's Early New England People, p. 37. 

§_ The Portsmouth Haliburtons for a long time, as the will of this testator and that 
of his son Andrew (6) show, commonly spelled their surname "Halliburton." In her 
later years Miss Georgina Haliburton (11, ii), granddaughter of Andrew (6), is said to 
have reverted to the traditional spelling with one I, "Haliburton." In Nova Scotia 
the spelling "Halliburton" has been uniformly used for the family of Dr. John Halli- 
burton, who married Susannah Brenton and came from Newport, R. I., to Halifax, 
N. S., in 1782, while the name of the family treated in this article has in later times 
rarely been spelled otherwise than "Haliburton." However, in early records, both 
in Nova Scotia and in New England, the spelling "Hallyburton" is frequently found 
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at $900; and Andrew Haliburton agreed to take it at this 
valuation and to pay to the other heirs as follows : to George 
Haliburton of Maine, $225; to John Haliburton or his heirs, 
$225; and to each of the [three] daughters of his deceased 
sister, Ann McClintock, $75. Of the three daughters of Ann 

McClintock, deceased, Ann was then the wife of 

Jenness, Caroline was the wife of Perkins, and Emily 

was unmarried. 

Children by first wife: 

i. George, 8 b. at Horton, N. S., 21 Sept. 1767;* living in 1843, when 

he is called "of Maine;" m. Mary , who was living in 

1813. 
ii. John Olive [sic], b. at Horton, N. S., 16 July 1769. Apparently 

his father in 1813 and his brother Andrew in 1843 did not know 

whether he was living or dead, 
iii. Ann, b. probably at Horton, N. S.; d. before 6 Nov. 1813; m. 

McClintock; resided at Effingham, N. H. Children: 

1. Ann, m. not later than 1843 Jenness. 2. Caroline, m. 

not later than 1843 Perkins. 3. Emily, living mm. in 

1843. 
6. iv. Andrew, b. at Horton, N. S., 4 Sept. 1771. 

4. William Herset Otis 3 Haliburton (William, 2 Andrew 1 ), born 
at Windsor, N. S., 3 Sept. 1767, died there in the summer of 
1829.f He married first, probably in 1794, Lucy C. Grant, 
born about 1774, died 8 Mar. 1797, in her 23d year (grave- 
stone at Windsor, N. S.), daughter of Maj. Alexander and 
Sarah (Kent);J and secondly, at Windsor, probably late in 
1803, § Susanna (Francklin) Davis, born 23 Aug. 1765, died 
about 1851,|| daughter of Lieut.-Gov. Michael and Susanna 
(Boutineau) Francklin Tf and widow of Benjamin Davis of 
Pennsylvania. 

* The Horton town records give 21 Sept. 1767 as the date of birth. In the Newport 
records 22 Sept. is given as the date. 

t In the Boston Columbian Centinel of 1 Aug. 1829 is printed the following obituary 
notice: "In Windsor, N. S., after a most painful illness, W. H. O. Halliburton, Esq., 
Chief Justice of Courts of Common Pleas and General Sessions of the Peace, for the 
middle division of Nova Scotia, aged 62." 

% Maj. Alexander Grant was a Scotch veteran, who had served under Wolfe at 
Quebec in 1759 (3 Proceedings of the Royal Society of Canada, vol. 3, p. 44) and fought 
on the British side in the American Revolution, probably in the 42d Regiment. He 
"feU dead in gallantly storming Fort Montgomery." From 1777 to 1783 his family 
is said to have lived at Newtown, Long Island, N. Y. In the latter year Mrs. Sarah 
Grant, widow of Alexander, went with her three daughters to Annapolis Royal, N. S., 
in company, it is believed, with Col. Joshua Chandler, a Loyalist from New Haven, 
Conn., and his family, and, no doubt, with other Loyalists. Early in Mar. 1787 
Colonel Chandler, with his son William, his daughter Elizabeth, and Mrs. Grant, 
embarked in a vessel at Annapolis Royal for St. John, N. B., Colonel Chandler and 
probably also Mrs. Grant intending to appear before a commission that was to sit at 
St. John to determine Loyalist claims. The vessel was driven by a violent storm on 
the rocks at Musquash Point, about nine miles from St. John, and in trying to secure 
it so that the party might land safely young William Chandler was crushed to death 
in the waves. The rest of the party reached the shore safely; but the snow was still 
deep, there were no roads, and after wandering about for hours Colonel Chandler and 
his daughter and Mrs. Grant perished "in the woods at Partridge Island, near St. 
John," on 11 Mar. 1787. Their bodies were found soon afterwards and were buried 
in the old cemetery in St. John, at the head of King Street. At the time of her death 
Mrs. Grant was but 38 years of age. Her daughter Elizabeth, born, it is said, in 1775, 
married Ensign Thomas Chandler, son of Col. Joshua. Cf. The Chandler Family, 
1883, pp. 252-257, 480. 

§ This marriage was published in the United States Chronicle of 16 Feb. 1804. 

JJ A statement has been printed that she survived her husband twenty-two years. 

If Michael Francklin, a Devonshire man, came to Halifax, N. S., from England in 
1752, and died at Halifax 8 Nov. 1782. He married in Boston, 21 Jan. 1762 (according 



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Mr. Haliburton studied law in the office of William Stearns, 
Esq., of Halifax, N. S., a fellow student of his there being 
the noted Nova Scotia lawyer, Hon. Simon Bradstreet Robie. 
He was appointed, 2 Nov. 1786, clerk of the peace for Hants 
County, and, together with Hon. Samuel George William 
Archibald, afterwards master of the rolls, was made K. C. on 

, 21 May 1817. On 17 Mar. 1824 he was appointed judge of 
the Inferior Court of Common Pleas for the middle division 

- of the Province,* and he held this office until his death. He 
served also with distinction for eighteen successive years, it 
is said, as a member of the Legislature. Like most members 
of the Haliburton family he was a staunch supporter of the 
Anglican Church. 

Only child, by first wife: 

7. i. Thomas Chandleb, 4 b. at Windsor, N. S., 17 Dec. 1796. 

5. Geoege Mordaunt 3 Halibttbton (William, 2 Andrew 1 ), born 
at Windsor, N. S., 30 June 1777, died at 204 Harrison Avenue, 
Boston, 31 May 1861. f He married first Christiana Marie 
Loupe, a woman of Swiss extraction; and secondly, at Hali- 
fax, N. S., 3 July 1810 (records of St. Matthew's Parish, 
Halifax), Maria Cunningham Peeples, "spinster," who is 
said to have lived apart from her husband for some years and 
to have died at Baddeck, C. B., 19 Jan. 1865, aged 79. J 

In the first decade of the nineteenth century George Mor- 
daunt Haliburton repeatedly advertised dry goods and 
groceries for sale at his shop, at the corner of Hollis and Sack- 
to Windsor (N. S.) town records) or 7 Feb. 1762 (according to Boston town records), 
Susannah Boutineau, born about 1740, died at Windsor, N. S., 19 Apr. 1816, in her 
76th year, daughter of Joseph and Susannah (Faneuil) Boutineau and granddaughter of 
Benjamin FaneuIL At Halifax Mr. Francklin engaged in trade, his business prospered, 
his popularity became great, and in time he entered public affairs. In 1762 he became 
a member of the Council, and in 1766 lieutenant-governor, filling this office actively and 
intelligently until 1776. The Francklins long made their chief home at Windsor, and 
were among the most active supporters of the Anglican Church in that town. Lieu- 
tenant-Governor Francklin gave the land for the parish church (Christ Church) and 
churchyard at Windsor, and Mrs. Francklin gave, 28 Apr. 1801, an acre of land oppo- 
site the church for a parsonage and, in 1815, a complete set of service books, including 
a handsomely-bound folio Bible, for use in public worship. Their children were: 1. 
James Boutineau, born 31 July 1763. 2. Elizabeth Mauger, born 3 Sept. 1764. 3. 
Susannah, born 23 Aug. 1765. 4. Ann, born 31 Aug. 1767. 5. Joshua Mauger, born 
1 Sept. 1769. 6. Michael Nickleson, born 20 Aug. 1773. 7. John Robinson, born 
6 July 1774. 8. George Sackville Germain, born 15 Jan. 1777. 9. Mary Phillipps, 
born 7 Oct. 1779. 10. Sarah Nickleson, born 21 Dec. 1780. 

* On the same day Jared Ingersoll Chipman was appointed to the corresponding 
judgeship for the eastern division of the Province and Thomas Ritchie to the similar 
office for the western division. The judge or "chief justice " of one of these divisions 
was only chief of the minor justices of the peace in his division, who were taken from 
various walks of life and not from the legal profession only. Murdoch, the historian 
of Nova Scotia, says in his history (vol. 3, p. 439): "Although educational establish- 
ments had, as yet, effected little for the people, yet in 1819 men like Ritchie, Robie, 
Haliburton, and Archibald, natives of the province, exhibited statesmanlike ideas, a 
power of subtle reasoning, and much eloquence." 

t He was buried in the Forest Hills Cemetery. In the burial notice in the records 
in the Boston City Hall he is said to have died 20 May 1861, but 31 May is probably 
the correct date. 

t In the record of the death of George Mordaunt Haliburton he is said to be a 
widower. His second wife is said to have been a Boston woman, the daughter of the 
captain of a merchantman. Her surname, of which the proper spelling is probably 
" Peoples," is not, however, a Boston name, but is found in early records of Falmouth 
(now Portland), Me. 

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68 Old Boston Families [Jan. 

ville Streets, Halifax. About 1831 he removed to Boston, 
and until 1839, at least, held a position in the Boston custom- 
house. Later he probably again kept a shop, and in the 
notice of his death he is called "merchant." Administration 
on his estate was granted to his son, George Mordaunt Hali- 
burton, Jr. 

Soon after coming to Boston the Haliburtons connected 
themselves with St. Matthew's Church (Protestant Episcopal) 
in South Boston, the family consisting, according to the 
registers of this church, 1 Sept. 1838, of four males and one 
female. From May 1835 to May 1838 Rev. Horace Lorenzo 
Conolly was rector of St. Matthew's. He is said to have been 
an Irishman, and was educated probably at Trinity College, 
Dublin. After he left South Boston he seems to have settled 
in Salem, Mass., and there to have been on friendly terms 
with Hawthorne; and in the biography of Longfellow, written 
by Samuel Longfellow, it is stated that the story which sug- 
gested to Longfellow the poem "Evangeline" was told by 
Mrs. Haliburton to Mr. Conolly, was repeated by Mr. Conolly 
to Hawthorne, and then was told by Hawthorne and Conolly 
to Longfellow at the Craigie House. 

Children by first wife: 

i. Georgianna, 4 b. at Halifax, N. S., abt. 1803; d. unm. at 30 Kriee- 
land Street, Boston, 9 (or 11) July 1888, aged 85; bur. in Mt. 
Auburn Cemetery. On 27 Feb. 1862 she made a will, in which 
she mentions her sister, Maria Sanby Bayard; her sister's four 
children, one of whom was Henrietta Cooper Bayard; her 
cousin, Haliburton Fales (whom she appoints executor), and his 
sons, Samuel and Haliburton, Jr.; the sons of her cousin, Eliza 
Ann (Fales) Bridgham; and her five brothers, William Hersey 
Otis, George Mordaunt, Thomas Andrew, Charles William 
Robinson, and Alfred Fales Haliburton. This will was super- 
seded by a later one, dated 14 Nov. 1887 and proved 24 Dec. 
1890, in which she leaves $100 to her brother, W. H. O. Halibur- 
ton of Annapolis, N. S., all the residue of her estate, both real 
and personal, going to Rufus J. Smith of Boston, grocer, who is 
to provide during her lifetime for his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth 
Maria Smith of Boston. Miss Haliburton's mind being unsound, 
; on 12 Dec. 1887 George A. Sawyer of Cambridge, Mass., was 

appointed her guardian. 
ii. Maria Sanby, living in 1862; m. 8 Mar. 1831 Samuel Bayard, 
M.D., of St. John, N. B., b. at Wilmot, N. S., 1 Mar. 1790, s. of 
Col. Samuel Vetch and Catherine (Van Home).* They had at 
least four children, one of whom was Henrietta Cooper. 
8. iii. William Hersey Otis, b. probably at Windsor or at Halifax, N. S., 
in 1808. 

Children by second wife: 

iv. John Gustavtts Peoples, bapt. in St. Matthew's Parish, Halifax, 
N. S., 26 May 1811. He practised law at Sydney ? C. B., but 
nothing has been learned about his family. He is not men- 
tioned in the will made by his sister, Georgianna Haliburton, 
27 Feb. 1862.f 

* Cf. Eaton's History of King's County, Nova Scotia, pp. 103-104, 134. 

t In Boston, 22 Dec. 1890, Henrietta W. Haliburton of Boston was appointed 
guardian of Georgianna Haliburton, born 7 Aug. 1871, a minor cbild_ of Thomas H. 
Haliburton, late of Baddeck, C. B., deceased, and his widow, Catherine Haliburton, 
Albert and LiUa A. Day of Boston, becoming sureties with said Henrietta. These 



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1917] The Haliburton Family 69 

9. v. George Mobdaunt, bapt. in St. Matthew's Parish, Halifax, N. S., 
29 Aug. 1813. 

vi. Thomas Andrew, bapt. in St. Matthew's Parish, Halifax, N. S., 
19 Mar. 1815; living in Boston in 1844, when he appears in the 
Directory as a clerk, with an address at 90 Milk Street; living as 
late as 1862, when he is mentioned in the will made by his sister, 
Georgianna Haliburton. 

vii. Charles William Robinson, living in i862. 

10. viii. Alfred Fales, bapt. at Windsor, N. S., 29 May 1820. 

6. Andrew 3 Haliburton (George, 2 Andrew 1 ), of Portsmouth, N. H., 
born at Horton, N. S., 4 Sept. 1771, died at Portsmouth, 
where he was buried 4 May 1846 (records of St. John's Church, 
Portsmouth). He married first, 8 May 1796, Elizabeth 
Underwood, who was living in 1813; and secondly, 29 June 
1823, Sarah Ann Manning, who died 2 Mar. 1877, aged 75, 
daughter of Thomas and Statira.* 

Andrew Haliburton was for some years president of the 
Portsmouth Bank. In his will, dated 23 May 1843 and 
proved 12 May 1846, he bequeathed all his property to his 
wife (subject to the payment of $50 a year to his daughter, 
Mary Ann Haliburton), with reversion at his wife's death to 
his daughter, Mary Ann, and his son, James P. 

Children by first wife: 

i. Mart Ann, 4 bapt. 11 Nov. 1797, "aged one year;" d. unm., prob- 
ably in Boston, 7 May 1888; bur. probably at Portsmouth, N. H. 
In her will, dated in Boston 23 Dec. 1882 and proved 11 June 
1888, she mentioned conspicuously her niece, Georgina Hali- 
burton of Portsmouth (11, li). 

ii. George William, bapt. 5 Apr. 1806, "aged 6 years last May;" 
d. 7 Jan. 1842. 

iii. Elizabeth, bapt. 5 Apr. 1806, "aged 4 years." 

Child by second wife: 

11. iv. James Pierrepont, b. at Portsmouth, N. H., in June 1824 and bapt. 

8 Aug. 1824. 



7. Thomas Chandler 4 Haliburton (William Hersey Otis, 3 Wil- 
liam, 2 Andrew 1 ), born at Windsor, N. S., 17 Dec. -1796, died at 
his residence, Gordon House, Islesworth, co. Middlesex, Eng- 
land, 27 Aug. 1865. He married first, in 1816 (probably in 
the early summer), Louisa Neville, who died at Windsor, 
N. S., 29 Nov. 1841, only daughter of Capt. Lawrence Neville 
of the Second Life Guards and Nineteenth Light Dragoons ;f 
and secondly, in England, in 1856, Sarah Harriet (Owen) 
Williams, daughter of William Mostyn Owen, Esq., of Wood- 
house, Shropshire, England, and widow (after 1844) of 
Edward Hosier Williams of Eaton Mascott, Shewsbury, Shrop- 
shire. 

Haliburtons are probably descendants either of John Gustavus Peoples Haliburton 
or of his brother, Alfred Fales Haliburton. 

* These are the parents of Sarah Ann (Manning) Haliburton according to the 
official record of her death. In the Wentworth Genealogy, vol. 1, p. 515, she is said 
to have been the daughter of Capt. Thomas and Margaret (Purcell) Manning. 

t Judge Haliburton met this lady when as a young law student he was visiting 
England. Her father, Captain Neville, is said to have served in India, and both her 
parents are said to have died before her marriage to Judge Haliburton. 



70 Old Boston Families [Jan. 

He was graduated at King's College, Windsor, N. S., in 1815, 
and was called to the Nova Scotia bar in 1820. For some 
years both before and after his admission to the bar he evidently 
lived at Windsor, but as early as 1824 he was practising 
law at Annapolis Royal.* From 1827 to 1829 he was a 
member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly for Annapolis 
County, but in the latter year he was made a justice of the 
Inferior Court of Common Pleas for the middle division of 
the Province, and then he probably returned to Windsor to 
live. On the abolition of the Court of Common Pleas he was 
appointed, in 1841, a judge of the Supreme Court of Nova 
Scotia; but in 1856 he resigned this position and removed to 
England, where he resided for the remainder of his life. 
From 1859 to 1865 he sat in the House of Co mm ons, as a 
Conservative, for Launceston, co. Cornwall. 

Judge Haliburton gained great distinction as an author. 
He published a two-volume historical and statistical account 
of Nova Scotia, but his literary fame rests chiefly on his 
humorous writings, in which he narrates the sayings and doings 
of Sam Slick of Slickville, whom he represents as a Yankee 
pedlar who travelled through Nova Scotia selling wooden 
clocks. He "was the first writer who used the American 
dialect, and according to Artemus Ward founded the American 
school of humour." t 

Though an aristocrat and a Tory, Judge Haliburton was 
conspicuous in Nova Scotia for his advocacy of progressive 
and liberal measures. His sarcastic designation of the "Old 
Council of Twelve," at Halifax, in 1827, as "twelve dignified, 
deep-read, pensioned old ladies, but filled with prejudice and 
whims, like all other antiquated spinsters," was never for- 
gotten or forgiven by this body to the end of its existence. 
He had a well-deserved reputation for oratory, but bis early 
oratory, at least, was of "the studied and ornate kind — which 
prevailed more in his time than it does now." Although he 
went to England with the wide reputation which he had 
attained as an orator, a jurist, and a man of letters, J his 
English parliamentary career was without distinction. The 
chief scholastic honor conferred on him was the degree of 

* Judge Savary states that he removed to Annapolis Royal in July 1821, but his 
children continued to be baptized at Windsor until July 1823. Cf. the Calnek-Savary 
History of the County of Annapolis, pp. 418-426. 

t In the Dictionary of National Biography, from which this quotation is taken, may 
be found an excellent sketch of Judge Haliburton's life, with references to other biogra- 
phies of him and with the titles of sixteen of his books. 

t Hon. Col. Charles Fox is said to have introduced Sam Slick the Clockmaker to 
English court circles. In a volume of minor poems called "A Bundle of Faggots," 
Walter Savage Landor wrote: 

"Once I would bid the man go hang 
From whom there came a word of slang; 
Now pray I, though the slang runs thick 
Across the Atlantic from Sam Slick, 
Never may fall the slightest hurt on 
The witty head of Haliburton, 
Wherein methinks more wisdom lies 
Than in the wisest of the wise." 



1917] The Haliburton Family 71 

D.C.L., which he received from the University of Oxford in 

1858. A portrait of Judge Haliburton by a painter named 

Betham hangs in the Legislative Council Chamber at Halifax, 

N. S., and Clifton, his former estate at Windsor, is visited by 

many who hold in memory the great names of the past. 
Children by first wife: 

i. Susanna Lucy Anne, 6 bapt. at Windsor,. N. S., 2 June 1817; d. 
11 Sept. 1899; bur. at Windsor; m. in 1848, as his second wife, 
Hon. John Wesley Weldon of St. John, N. B., Judge of the 
Supreme Court of New Brunswick and Speaker of the House of 
Representatives.* Child: 1. Haliburton, d. 3 Aug. 1873, aged 
24; bur. at Windsor. 

ii. William Neville, bapt. at Windsor, N. S„ 1 Dec. 1819; d. young. 

iii. Thomas (twin), bapt. at Windsor, N. S., 18 Jan. 1821; d. in 
Massachusetts, in an asylum for the insane, 3 Nov. 1847, aged 26 
(Boston records, which call him of Windsor, N. S.) ; bur. in Mt. 
Auburn Cemetery, where his gravestone gives 4 Nov. 1847 as the 
date of death.f 

iv. Lewis (twin), bapt. at Windsor, N. S., 18 Jan. 1821; bur. two 
days later. 

v. Augusta Louisa Neville, bapt. at Windsor, N. S., 3 July 1823; 
d. at Torquay, co. Devon, Eng., 11 Oct. 1891; m. shortly before 
1 Sept. 1854 Alexander Fowsden Haltbueton, who d. 29 Jan. 
1873, an Englishman who lived for some years at Baddeck, C. B., 
and who is said (3 Proceedings of the Royal Society of Canada, 
vol. 3, p. 44) to have been "of Whitley and Torquay [Eng.]." 

vi. Laura Charlotte, bapt. at Annapolis Royal, N. S., 8 Sept. 1824; 
d. at Nice, France, late in Dec. 1910; m. in Dec. 1851 William 
Cunard, b. in Apr. 1825, second s. of Sir Samuel and Susan 
(Duff us). In England the residences of the Cunards were Orleans 
House, Twickenham, and 95 Eaton Square, London, S.W. 
Children: 1. William Samuel, b. in 1856. 2. Ernest Haliburton, 
b. in 1862. 3. Cyril Grant, b. in 1867. 4. Alice Mary. 

vii. William Frederic Neville, bapt. at Annapolis Royal, N. S., 
1 Dec. 1826; bur. 11 Apr. 1827, aged 10 months. 

viii. Emma Maria, bapt. at Annapolis Royal 18 Oct. 1828; m. Rev. J. 
Batnbridge Smith. 

ix. Amelia Mackay, bapt. at Windsor, N. S., 17 June 1830; m. in 
1849 Rev. Edwin Gilpin (afterwards D.D., and for a long time, 
until his death, Dean of the Anglican pro-cathedral at Halifax, 
N. S.), b. 3 June 1831, s. of Rev. Edwin and Gertrude (Brinley). 
They had issue. 

x. Robert Grant, D.C.L., b. at Windsor, N. S., 3 June 1831 and bapt. 
there 21 Mar. 1832; d. unm. in 1898. In his lifetime he was 
recognized as a scientist of considerable note and was the author 
of many scholarly monographs. He lived chiefly in Canada, but 
spent much time in the United States. 

xi. Arthur Lawrence, b. at Windsor, N. S., 26 Sept. 1832 and bapt. 
there 13 July 1833; d. s.p. in London, Eng., in 1907; m. 3 Nov. 
1877 Mariana Emily (Schuster) Clay, daughter of Leo Schus- 
ter and widow of Sir William Dickason Clay, 2d Bart. He served 
on the Commissariat Staff of the British Army from 1855 to 1870, 
and was then transferred to the Civil Service as Assistant Director 
of Supplies and Transport; he was Director of Supplies and 
Transport at the War Office in London from 1878 to 1888, As- 
sistant Under-Secretary of State for War from 1888 to 1895, and 
Permanent Under-Secretary of State for War from 1895 to 1897. 
He received the degree of D.CL. from King's College, Windsor, 

* Judge Weldon's first wife was Frances Chandler Upham. 

t His burial on 6 Nov. 1847 is entered in the records of St. Matthew's Church, 
South Boston. 



72 Old Boston Families^ [Jan. 

N. S., was Justice of the Peace and Deputy-Lieutenant for London, 
and was created Companion of the Bath in 1880, Knight Com- 
mander of the Bath in 1885, and Knight Grand Cross of the Bath 
in 1897. He was raised to the peerage of the United Kingdom 
on 13 June 1898 as Baron Haliburton of Windsor, in the Province 
of Nova Scotia, and Dominion of Canada, being the only native 
Nova Scotian who has been thus honored. His rise to the ranks 
of the peerage is said to have been due largely to his magnetic 

Eersonality. His London residence was at 57 Lowndes Square, 
.W. His arms are given in Burke's Peerage, edition of 1904. 

8. William Hersey Otis 4 Haliburton (George Mordaunt, 3 Wil- 
liam, 2 Andrew 1 ), of Clements, Annapolis Royal, and Wolfville, 
N. S., born, probably at Windsor or at Halifax, N. S., in 1808, 
died 24 May 1890. He married first Mary Ryerson of 
Annapolis Royal, N. S.; and secondly, in 1848, Susanna 

Ried of Carlisle, England. 

On 2 Sept. 1890, on petition of the children of William 
Hersey Otis Haliburton, who is declared to have last lived 
at Wolfville, N. S., and to have died 24 May 1890, George A. 
Sawyer of Cambridge, Mass., was appointed administrator 
of the estate of the deceased. (Suffolk Co., Mass., Probate 
Records.) 

Children by first wife, baptized at Annapolis Royal, N. S. : 

; L John William, 6 bapt. 9 Nov. 1834, the parents living at Clements. 

(Anglican Church records.) 
ii. James Loup, bapt. 24 June 1837, the parents living at Annapolis 

Royal, 
iii. Maria, bapt. 29 Jan. 1840. 
iv. Hersey Otis, of Granville, Annapolis Co., N. S., bapt. 2 May 1844. 

Children by second wife: 

v. William, of Liverpool, N. S., bapt. at Annapolis Royal, N. S., 
26 June 1850; m. Ella McCormick. Children: 1. Susanna* 
2. Mary Lelitia. 3. William Mordaunt, m. Beryl Sweeney. 
; vi. Capt. Louis, of New York, N. Y., and later of Cornwallis, N. S., m. 

Clara Harris. 

vii. Mary Isabella, bapt. at Annapolis Royal, N. S., 7 Mar. 1855; m. 
at Liverpool, N. S., 23 June 1892, Aubrey Brown of King's Co., 
N. S. They lived at Wolfville and Digby, N. S. 

viii. Laura Cunard, bapt. at Annapolis Royal, N. S., 26 May 1863; m. 
Herbert W. Moore. They lived at Wolfville, N. S. Child: 
1. Helen Marie. 

9. George Mordaunt 4 Haliburton (George Mordaunt, 3 William, 2 

Andrew 1 ) was baptized in St. Matthew's Parish, Halifax, 
N. S., 29 Aug. 1813. He married in St. Matthew's Parish, 
South Boston, 13 Jan. 1846, Charlotte Colston. 

He removed to Boston, probably with his parents, and 
became a seller of books and periodicals, appearing in the 
Directory in 1845 as having a shop at 12 State Street and as 
living at 10 Crescent Place. In 1846 he was of the firm of 
Redding and Company, and his house was at 41 Bedford 
Street. On 19 Oct. 1853, being called "trader," he received 
a mortgage from Alexander Williams, bookseller. He was 
confirmed in St. Matthew's Parish, South Boston, 24 Mar. 
1839. 

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1917] The Haliburton Family 73 

Children, born in Boston and baptized in St. Matthew's 

Parish, South Boston: 

i. Thomas Andrew, 6 b. 11 July 1847. 
ii. Louisa, b. 7 Nov. 1849. 

iii. George Colston, b. 8 Nov. 1851: d. at Dorchester, Mass., 11 Mar. 
1853. 

10. Alfred Faxes 4 Haliburton {George' Mordaunt, 3 William, 2 
Andrew 1 ), baptized at Windsor, N. S., 29 May 1820, died 
about 1906, aged 86. He married at Sydney, C. B., Eliza- 
beth Plant, daughter of Samuel (an Englishman who had 
come to America as agent for the General Mining Association). 

He was a pupil at the Windsor (N. S.) academy, and, after 
his father removed to Boston, he attended for two years the 
Boston Latin School. Later he returned to Nova Scotia, 
and was articled to Judge Lewis Morris Wilkins at Windsor. 
After being admitted to the Nova Scotia bar he practised law 
at Sydney, C. B., with his brother, John Gustavus Peoples 
Haliburton. Some time after his marriage he removed to 
Baddeck, C. B., where he was sheriff, registrar of deeds, and 
collector of customs. Finally he became sergeant at arms in 
the Nova Scotia House of Assembly. 

Children: 

i. Mordaunt Plant, 6 d. unm. 

ii. John Peebles, of Boune Bay, Newfoundland, m. . Children : 

1. John Plant. 6 2. Ella Frances. 3. Thomas Chandler. Several 

others, 
iii. A daughter, d. in infancy. 
iv. Douglas. 
v. Alfred Andrew, m. . Children: 1. Alfred Francis? 2. 

Marion Frances. 3. Arthur John. 
vi. William Plant, d. unm. at sea. 
vii. Samuel, d. unm. at sea. 
viii. Horatio Henry, m. . Children: 1. Mary Alfredo.* 2. 

Edward. 3. Gordon. Six others. 
ix. Amelia Maria. 
x. Elizabeth. 
xi. Frances, m. her cousin, James Fraser. 

11. James Pierrepont 4 Haliburton (Andrew, 3 George, 2 Andrew 1 ), 

born at Portsmouth, N. H., in June 1824 and baptized 8 Aug. 
1824, died in July 1849 and was buried 31 July 1849. He 
married Susan Hamilton Peters* of Brooklyn, N. Y., who 
died 8 Apr. 1898, having married secondly, 18 Nov. 1856, 
George Wallis Haven of Portsmouth, A.B. (Dartmouth 
College, 1828), A.M. (honorary) (Harvard, 1889), lawyer, 
born at Portsmouth 24 June 1808, died there 9 Aug. 1895.f 

In his will, dated 23 Oct. 1848 and proved at Portsmouth 
11 Sept. 1849, James Pierrepont Haliburton leaves to his 

* Mary, younger sister of Susan Hamilton Peters, married (1) in 1853 Gilbert W. 
Bowne, who died six months later; and (2) in 1859 Gen. Harmanus B. Duryea of 
Brooklyn, N. Y., to whom she bore sons, Pierrepont Haliburton and Harmanus 
Barkeloo. 

t George Haven, M.D. (Harvard, 1883), son of George Wallis and Susan Hamilton 
(Peters) (Haliburton) Haven, was born 13 July 1861 and died 27 Sept. 1903. He be- 
came a leading physician in Boston. In his will, dated 22 May 1901 and proved 
6 Nov. 1903, he left the income from a large portion of his estate to his half-sister, 
Georgina Haliburton. 









74 Wintoribury Church Records [Jan. 

mother, Sarah Ann Haliburton, his pictures and paintings, 
which at his mother's death are to go to his wife, Susan 
Hamilton Haliburton. He mentions his daughter Mary, at 
that time his only child; and appoints as sole executor his 
friend, Ichabod Goodwin, to whom he leaves his gold-headed 
cane. The witnesses are James W. Emery, Martha E. Emery, 
and Harriet P. Pierrepont. 
Children: 

] i. MabyP., 6 1>. abt. 1846; d. "at 10 years of age." She is also said to 

have died 16 Feb. 1860, aged 13. 
ii. Georgina, b. 1 May 1849; d. unm. at Portsmouth, N. H., 11 Oct. 
1910. For many years she spent her winters in Boston and her 
summers in Portsmouth, and in both cities she was widely known. 
The Portsmouth Herald of 11 Oct. 1910 closed an obituary notice 
of Georgina Haliburton with these words: "Her death is the 
ending of an honorable and distinguished Portsmouth family." 



RECORDS OF THE CHURCH IN WINTONBURY PARISH 
(NOW BLOOMFIELD), CONN. 

FboM A COPT IN THE POSSESSION OP THE CONNECTICUT SoCIETT OP COLONIAL DAMES 

Communicated by Miss Mary Kingsbury Talcott of Hartford, Conn. 

Wintonbtjkt Parish was originally a part of Old Windsor, Conn., 
and may be considered an offshoot of the First Church there, which 
came from Dorchester, Mass., in 1636. By 1734 the inhabitants of 
this outlying territory had so increased in numbers that they desired 
to have religious meetings in their midst, the meetinghouse in Windsor 
being six miles distant. Their petition was considered reasonable by 
the Connecticut General Assembly in May 1734, and "winter privi- 
leges" were granted to them for two years. Finally, in Oct. 1736, 
the parish was set off, bounded on the north by Simsbury and the 
Windsor Third (Poquonock) Society, east by the Windsor First 
Society, south by Windsor and Hartford, and west by Farmington 
and Simsbury. "Of this parish, which was nearly four miles square, 
about seven-tenths lay in Windsor, one-tenth in Farmington, and 
two-tenths in Simsbury, and it was named in consequence from the 
towns of which it was composed — Win-ton-buky." (Stiles's History 
of Ancient Windsor, vol. 1, p. 293.) 

The Wintonbury Church was organized 14 Feb. 1737/8, and on the 
following day Rev. Hezekiah Bissell was ordained as pastor. He 
was born at Windsor, on the east side of the Connecticut River, 
30 Jan. 1710/11, and was prepared for college by his pastor, Rev. 
Timothy Edwards. He was graduated at Yale College in 1733. He 
married, 30 Nov. 1740, Mary, daughter of Rev. Ephraim Woodbridge 
of Groton, Conn., a graduate of Harvard College in the Class of 1701. 
He continued as minister of the parish until failing health in 1779 
obliged him to ask for assistance in his pastoral work. He died 
28 Jan. 1783, and a large table-monument in the burying ground sets 



1917] Wintonbury Church Records 75 

forth his virtues. The entries made by Mr. Bissell form by far the 
greater part of Book I of the Church Records. 

After much controversy Rev. Solomon Walcott, a graduate of 
Dartmouth College in the Class of 1776, was installed as pastor at 
Wintonbury on 24 May 1786; but, since the dissensions that had 
preceded his settlement still continued, he was dismissed in 1790. 

The town of Bloomfield, comprising the territory of the parish of 
Wintonbury and also a portion of the Poquonock Society of Windsor, 
was incorporated in May 1835, the church taking the name of the 
new town. In 1840 the territory known as Scotland Parish in Sims- 
bury was added to the town of Bloomfield. 

Wintonbury was the fifth parish within the limits of the ancient 
town of Windsor.* 

[Wintonbury Church Records] 

Book I 

[Members, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1738-1790] 

[The first part of this paragraph, containing names of the original members of 
the church, is missing.] L* Jn° Hubbard, Wife, John Burr Son' Wife Petor 
Mills', Wife, Hez: Parsons's Wife Martha Anthony Hoskins, Wife, Eph m 
Brown's Wife Nath el Cooke Wife, Noadiah Burr' Wife John Loomis' Wife, 
Dan e i Eglestone' Wife Stephen Goodwins Wife, Abel Gillet's Wife] Enoch 
Drake's Wife, Joseph Hoskins Wife 

In all 67J 

What follows is an Ace* of y 6 N° & Names of those that have been admitted 
into y 6 Church in Wintonbury, in full Communion — 



1 


Jany 28th 1738/9 


Rachel y e wife of Zorobabel Fyler 


2 


Feby 25*h 1739 


JoelGillet — 


3 


June 3 d 


Samuel Foot & 


4 




David Buttolph's Wife, 


5 


July 29th 


Mary ye wife of Joel Gillet — 


6 


Dec' 2d 


Jerusha ye Wife of Dan u Mills 


7 




Abigail y^ wife of Tho' Humphery 


8 


Oct? 6. 1740. 


Silas Fyler 


9 


March 1* 1741 


Jane Fyler 


10 


Aug 61 23 d 


David Buttolph 


11 




Isaac Barber — 


12 




George Sirrigley & 


13 




Elizabeth Gillett 


14 


Sep 1 6th 


Ruth Barnett 


15 




Catteran Drake & 


16 




Mary Filley 


17 


Oct? 25th 1741 


Ephraim Brown 


18 




& Lydia Drake 


19 
20 


Nov 1 5th 


John Barnett & 
Tim — Moses; Wife 


21 


Jany 3d 1742 


Eliakim Loomis Wife 



* For a longer account of the Wintonbury Parish and of its ministers see Stiles's 
History of Ancient Windsor, vol. 1, pp. 292 et teq. 

t In this article words printed in italics, except those enclosed in brackets, are 
crossed out in the original records. 

X There were 67 members of the church when it was organized. Cf . Stiles's History 
of Ancient Windsor, vol. 1, p. 294. 



76 



Wintoiibury Church Records 



[Jan. 



22 


Feby 28 


Reuben Case & 


23 




Naomi Case — 


24 


March 7th 


Caleb Case — 


25 


May 2d 


Zeb Hoskins', Wife 


26 


May 2d 


Samti Webstor's Wife 


27 




& Sibbel Case — 


28 


June 27* 


Joseph Segar's Wife 


29 


Jany 2d 1743 


Hezekiah Adams & 


30 




Mary Barnett 


31 


Feby 27th 


Abel Gillett & 


32 




Jereh Fyler's Wife 


33 


May 5 th 


The aged Peter Mills 


34 


June 26^ 


Tho' Phelp's Wife 


35 


Dec r 16* 


Jenny, M r Manley's Negro woman 


36 


March 23d 1746 


John Burr Jn r 


37 


Apr 19* 1752 


Thomas Rowel 


38 


March 18th 1753 


Deborah Watson 


39 




and Olive Butler 


40 


Ap 1 5* 


Salmon Burr 


41 


Apr 29 


Elizabeth Cadwell 


42 


March 2d 1755 


Job Burlison 


43 


Apr 6th 


Susanna Mills 


44 


May 4th 


Ebenezer Burr and the wife of Pelatiah Mills Jn r 


46 


Dec 1 26* 1757 


Elihu Lawrence and 


47 




Eunice his wife 


48 


Jany 29* 1758 


Amos Lawrence 


49 




and Sarah his wife 


50 


Feb. 26* 


Eunice Gillett 


51 


Apr 9th 


Daniel Foot and 


52 




Martha his wife 


53 


Eodem Die 


Samuel Case Jn r 


54 




and Violet his Wife 


55 


Apr 23d 


Aaron Drake and 


56 




Chloe his wife 


57 


Eodem Die 


Agnes Gillett 


58 


June 25* 


Abraham Sedgwick 


59 




and Thankful his wife 


60 


July 6* 176O 


Elizabeth Drake 


61 


Jany 25* 1761 


Hannah y 6 Wife of Jonathan Bidwell 


62 


Feb. 15* 


Nath" Case 


63 


June 7th 


Mary Butler 


64 


Nov 8* 176I 


M r Hez. Goodwin 


65 


Feb 14* 1762 


M r Aaron Phelps 


66 


Aug"* 15* 1762 


Mary y e wife of Will™ Tuller of Scotland 


67 


Aug** 29th 


Ens. Pelatiah Mills 


68 


Sep 1 26* 1763 


Elisabeth ye wife of Abel Hoskins absent 


69 


Dec 1 11th 


Sam 11 Burr and 


70 




Christian his Wife 


71 


Jany 8* 1764 


Stephen Burr Jn r 


72 




and Sarah his wife absent 


73 


April 8* 


Amos Burr and 


74 




Anne his wife 


75 


Mar. 3d 1765 


M r Jonathan Palmer absent 


76 


Nov 2d 1766 


Nathaniel Burr Jn r absent 


77 


Nov 1<* 1767 


Rachel y 6 wife of Capt Gillett 


78 


Deer 6 


Hannah Drake 


79 


Jany 24-1768 


Jerusha Brown 



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80 Jany31 

81 Feb. 28- 

82 Mar. 19-1769 

83 May 20. 1770 

84 Augt-11-1771 

85 Dec 27. 

86 DeC-25 1774 
Janv 5* 1775 

87 June 4. 

88 0(^13 

89 August 8. 1779 

90 October 1784 
91 

92 Eodem 

93 Eodem 

94 Same Day 

95 Same Day 

96 s[ame] d[ay] 

97 Same Day 
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January y 6 17 th 

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July 1786 



Titus Bun- 
Mercy y e Wife of Eben r Manley 
Jerusha y 6 wife of Sam 11 Loomis 
Enoch Drake, in the Eighty Seventh Year of his 

Age. 
L* John Hubbard in y 6 Eighty first year of his Age. 
Abigail y 6 wife of Timothy Foot 
Charles Phelps 

Christian y e Wife of Caleb Case 
Miss Phelps, Wife of M r Aaron Phelps 

Sibbel y 6 Wid w of Enoch Drake Jn r deceased absent 
Jamima Barber 
Docter Caleb Hitchchock and 
Elonar his wife 
George Latamar 

Darcos y 6 wife of Samuel Egalestone 
Submit the wife Asa Hubbard 
Mary Bissell Jr 
Rachel Bidwell Those seven last were admitted by 

the Rev 1 Samuel Stebbins of Simsbury. 
The Widow Chapmin was imbraced [?] heare 

Reccomended from North Windsor. 
Nathaniel Egleston in 86 year of his age 



Joseph Filley and 

his Wife was taken in full co mmuni on 
March y 6 9 th 1787 W d Elizabeth Lattimer was taken 



m 



full 



corn- 



March y 6 30 



8 Sept 21* 1788 
9 

10 Eodem Die 
11 

12 Eodem Die 
Sept 28 
December 1788 

An Acct of y 6 No 
Oct' 22d 1738 
Jany 7* 1739. 



Jany 14 th 
Feby 4* 



March 11* 



April I s * 



munion 

Jonathan Allyn and his Wife was taken in full 
communion January 1788. 

ye Wife of Titus Burr was taken in full Com- 
munion. 

Oliver Phelps & 

his wife Eunise 

Hezekiah Latimer & 

his wife Rebecka 

Dothesius Hubbard and his wife Tamer. 

Silvey [?] ye wife of Oliver Hubbard. 

Pelitiah Parsons and his wife Roxa. 

and names of those that have renew 1 y 6 Cov*. 
Ephraim Brown 
Stephen Gillet & 
Anne his Wife & 
Joel Gillets Wife 
John Loomis Jn r & 
SamB Foot 
John Hubbard 
Hannah Hubbard 
& Abigail Hubbard 
Isaac Skinner 
Noah Drake 
Hannah Skinner 
Lucy Skinner & 
Hannah Cooke 
Jeremiah Fyler & 
Jerusha his Wife 



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17 


Aug 8 *^ 


Lydia Cooke 


18 


June 15* 1740 


Sam" Filley 


19 


July 26 1741 


David Adams 


20 


Aug 84 9 th 


Eben T Burr 


21 


Sep* 6* 


Jonathan Gillet & 


22 




Hezekiah Adams 


23 


Dec r 17* 


Sam 11 Webster & 


24 




Elis his Wife 


25 


June 1742 


Isaac Barber's Wife 


26 


Dec' nth 1743 


Noadiah Phelps 


27 


Oct* 14* 1744 


Gideon Burr 


28 


Dec 1 16. 1744 


Jonathan Brown Jn r 


29 


Jany 6. 1745 


John Rowel 


30 


Jan? 27th: 1745 


Benjamin Brown 


31 




and Hannah his Wife 


32 


Oct 1 3d 1745 


Elijah Mills, and 


33 




Hannah his Wife 


34 


Dec r 29* 


Mary j* wife of Dan 11 Eglestone 


35 


June 12* 1748 


Matthew Cadwell and 


36 




Elisabeth his wife 


37 


May 22d 1749 


Joshua Case Jun r & 


38 




Lydia his wife 


39 


Dec' 10th 1749 


Noah Marshel of y e first Society in Windsor 


40 


Eodem Die 


Adonijah Burr & 


41 




his wife 


42 


Oct? 22d 1750 


Eliphalet Loomis 


43 




and Theodosia his wife 


44 


Oct* 28* 


Nathaniel Hubbard 


45 


Dec' 29* 


NatP Hubbard wife 


46 


March 31 st 1751 


Benja Gillett 


47 




and John Clarke 


48 


May 12* 1751 


Kezia the wife of John Clark 


49 


Novem r 15* 


Josiah Clarke & 


50 




Deliverance his Wife 


51 


March 15* 1752 


Solomon Clark 


52 




and Ann his wife 


53 


Aug<* 2d 1752 


John Eggleston Jn r 


54 


Eodem Die 


Stephen Goodwin Jn r and 


55 




Abigail his Wife 


56 


Oct 1" New Stile 


Charles Phelps 


57 




and Hannah his wife 


58 


Nov* 5* 


Ebenezer Cook and 


59 




his wife 


60 


Dec r 25* 


George Manley 


61 




and Ruth his. wife 


62 


April 8* 1753 


Hosea Clark and 


63 




Mary his wife 


64 


June 24* 


Jonah Gillet Jn r 


65 




and Sarah his wife 


66 


July S<* 


Samuel Burr and 


67 




Christian his wife 


68 


Eodem Die 


William Manley Jn T 


69 




and Mary his wife 


70 


Eodem Die Etiam. 


The Wid" Darias Align 


71 


Sept r 30* 1753 


Hannah the Wife of Job Drake 


72 


Oct r 14* 1753 


Thomas Beman 


73 




and Lydia his Wife 



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74 


Nov 13* 1753 


Elijah Goodrich 


75 




and Margeree his Wife 


76 


Nov 3d 


Joseph Atwell 


77 


Jany 19* 1755 


Stephen Goodrich 


78 




and Rachel his wife 


79 


May 18* 


Margeree y 6 wife Dav 1 Filley 


80 


June 1 st 


Miriam y 6 Wife of Jos. Atwell 


81 


July 6* 


Josiah Butter and 


82 




Margaret his wife. 


83 


Nov 23 rd 


John Hoskins Jn r , and 


84 




Jerusha his wife. 


85 


Dec 14* 


Henry Moore own d y 8 CoV and was baptiz* — 


86 




and his wife renew* y e Cov 1 . 


87 


Dec r 28* 


William Shepherd and 


88 




Hannah his wife 


89 


Jany 11* 1756 


Joel Cook and 


90 




Sarah his wife. 


91 


Feb. 15* 


Jonathan Filley Jn r and 


92 




Sarah his wife. 


93 


Oct 1 17* 


Hezekiah Richards & 


94 




Sarah his wife. 


95 


May 15* 1757 


Hezekiah Parsons and 


96 




Ann his wife 


97 


May 29 th 


Ann y? wife of Elisha Grayham of west Symsbury 


98 


July 31** 


Solomon Allin and 


99 




Abiah his wife 


100 


Oct? 23d 


Mary Evans an adult person agd abo fc 20 years, 
own d y 6 CoV & was baptiz d — 


101 


Feby 13* 1758 


Ephraim Brown Jun r and 


102 




his wife 


103 


Mar 12* 


Ezra Brown and 


104 




Chloe his wife 


105 


July 16* 


Robert Barnet Jn r and 


106 




Hannah his wife. 


107 


Oct r 22 d 


Joel Griswold 


108 


Nov 1 26* 


Noadiah Burr Jn r and 


109 




Abigail his Wife. 


110 


Dec r 31 st 


Hezekiah Lattimer & 


111 




Tryphena his Wife. 


112 


Eodem Die 


Mary y e wife of Joel Barber. 


113 


Jany 21 s * 1759 


Joseph Nash & 


114 




Anne his wife. 


115 


Mar. 18* 


Edw* Griswold Jn T of Poguonuck 


116 




and his Wife 


117 


Apr. 8* 1759 


The Wid. Mary Hoskins, Cap" Clark's daughter 


118 


June 10 th 


Sarah y e Wife of Isaac Grayham of W. Simsbury. 


119 


Eodem 


Zeruiah ye Wife of Dan 11 Grayham of W. Simsbury. 


120 


Aug 6 * 19* 


Sarah y* Wife of John Egglestone — 


121 


o<# up 


Benoni Clark & 


122 




Abigail his Wife 


123 


Dec 1 9* 


Jeddediah Olcott and 


124 




Sarah his Wife 


125 


Apr 13, 1760 


Samuel Loomis and 


126 




Jerusha his Wife. 


127 


Apr 20 i >> 


Elisha Moses 


128 


June 8 th 


Tho* Addams Jn T 


129 


July 13* 


Abel Hoskins and 



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130 




Elisabeth his Wife 




131 


Eodem 


Thomas Hoskins and 




132 




Margaret his Wife — 




133 


Eodem etiam 


Roger Fyler 




134 


July 27^ 


Nathaniel Case & 




135 




his Wife 




136 


Eodem 


Mary Eggleston 




137 


Aug* 17* 1760 


George Griswold Jn T of Poquonack 




138 




and his Wife 




139 


May 10th 1761 


Jane y« Wid w Cook's Molatto Girl, agd 15 


years 


140 


June 28th 


Samuel Barber 




141 


Aug"* 15th 1762 


Simeon GiUet and 




142 




Rebecka his wife 




143 


Aug Bt 22d 


David Goff and 




144 




Mary his Wife 




145 


Sep 1 11th 


Jonath n Eggleston and 




146 




Mindwel his Wife 




147 


Dec* 19* 


Lockland M'Lean and 




148 




Lucy his wife 




149 


Feb 20th 1763 


Asa Matson 




150 


July 31* 


The Wid* Mahitabel Cook. 




151 


Aug 8 * 21 st 


Joseph Goodwin and 




152 




Rosanna his Wife. 




153 


Sep 1 11th 


Lucy Skinner. 




154 


Oct* 2d 


Dan' 1 Eggleston Jn T and 




155 




Sarah his Wife 




156 


Oct* 9* 1763 


Abner Cook and 




157 




Anne his Wife. 




158 


OcV 28* 


Eben T Manley and 




159 




Marcy his Wife 




160 


Jany 15th 1764 


James Webster and 




161 




Hannah his wife. 




162 


June 10th 


Nath d Griswold & 




163 




his Wife of Poquonock. 




164 


July 1st 


Pelatiah Mills Jn r & 




165 




Lois his Wife 




166 


July 8th 


Thomas Newbury 




167 




and his Wife 




168 


Aug"* 19th 


Sarah Filley Daughter to Sam eI Filley 




169 


Sep* 16 


DociT Caleb Hitchcock 




170 


Nov* 4 


Joab Griswold of Poquonock. 




171 


Dec* 30 


Amos Gillett and 




172 




Susanna his Wife. 




173 


Janv 28-1765 


Elijah Andrus & 




174 




Mary his wife 




175 


June 9th 1765 


Micah Segar and 




176 




Mary his Wife. 




177 


Feby 23-1766 


Lemuel Roberts Jn r and 




178 




Ruth his Wife 




179 


Apr 20 


Lydia Moses, Martin Moses's Wid w 




180 


June 15th 


Ebenezer Latimer & 




181 




. Eunice his Wife 




182 


Eodem 


Mary Latimer 




183 


July 13 


Stephen Loomis Jn r and 




184 




Mary his Wife 




185 


Sep* 218* 


Nath u Roberts and 




186 




Rhoda his wife 





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243 



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Nov 1 2d 
Mar 22 d 1767 

Apr 5. 1767 

May 3 d 

June H. 
Octf 11. 

June 5-1768 
Sept. 11- 

Nov r 6. 
Nov* 27. 

Dec r 4- 

Apr. 16. 1769 

June 18. 

Sep* 24- 

NotT 19. 1769- 

Apr. 1. 1770 

Sep T 28. 

Oct? 15. 

Dec r 9. 

Dec r 16. 

Mar. 10. 1771 

July2S 
Eodem 
Aug"* 11. 
Sep* 15. 

Octf 27- 

DeC 8-1771 

Jan 25-1772 
Eodem Die 



Jan«l26- 



Sam el Foot Jn r & 

Hannah his Wife 

Sam d Mills, and 

Kezia his wife 

the Wife of Nath^ Burr Jn r 

John Kelley from Ireland and 

Mindwell his Wife 

William Webster Jn r and 

Ede his Wife 

Matt w Cadwell Jn r & 

Joanna his Wife. 

Elisebeth Latimer 

Enoch Drake y e 3 d and 

Sibbel his Wife. Absent. 

y e Wife of Tho' Addams Jn T 

Roger Mills" and 

Mary his Wife. 

James Cadwell Jn r 

Levi Soper and 

Hannah his Wife. 

Cornelus Phelps Jn r and 

Abigail his Wife, of Poquonack. 

John Waters & 

Phebe his Wife 

James Barber and 

Hester his Wife 

Sam 11 Marshal Jn r and 

Sabra his Wife. 

Zenas Case and 

Mary his Wife. 

Ashbel Grant, and 

Elisabeth his Wife. 

Alexander Marshall and 

Lydia his Wife. 

Sam 11 Goodwin and 

Rebecca his Wife Communion 

Daniel Pettebone and 

Sarah his Wife 

James Parsons and 

Hannah his Wife 

Jacob Phelps Jn r and 

his Wife. 

John Matson 

Hannah Hoskins 

Abigail y 6 Wife of Roger Mills - 

Benjamin Brown Jn r and 

Abigail his Wife. 

Jacob Loomis & 

Diadema his Wife. 

Jonath n Bidwell Jn r and 

Abigail his Wife 

Jonathan AUyn and 

Eunice his Wife communion 

Alpheus Brown, and 

Miriam his Wife 

Caleb Case & Christian 

his wife 



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244 EodemDie 


Sarah Filley, Daughter to Joseph Filley. 


245 May 10 


Sanfl Rowel Jn T and 


246 


Katharine his Wife. 


247 Sep* 20- 


Timothy Hubbard and 


248 


Sarah his Wife. 


249 Oct' 4- 


Oliver Woodward and 


250 


Thankful his Wife. 


251 Dec r 13- 


Eli Hoskins, and 


252 


Martha his Wife. 


253 Janv 3-1773 


Timothy Foot. 


254 Janyl7- 


Nath el Hubbard Jn r and 


255 


Dolle his Wife. 


256 Janv 31- 


Joseph Drake and 


257 


Lois his Wife. 


258 Feb. 15. 


David Lane and 


259 


Lucy his Wife. 


260 May 2*1773. 


Isaac Bartlet & 


261 


Violet his Wife 


262 June 13. 1773 


Nathaniel Butler and 


263 


Ann his Wife 


264 Augatg- 


Joseph Filley Jn T and 


265 


Charity his Wife 


266 0(5^30 


Darius Segar and 


267 


Eunice his Wife 


268 Apr 24-1774. 


Ashbel Webster and 


269 


his Wife 


270 Eodem Die 


Samuel Andrus Jn r and 


271 


Jerusha his Wife 


272 June 19. 


Miss Abigail Ellsworth Consort of Oliver Ellsworth 




Esqr. 


273 July 17. 


Job Drake Jn T & 


274 


Mahitebal his Wife 


275 Aug* 28 


Isaiah Burr and 


276 


Eunice his Wife 


277 Nov r 20- 


Timothy Hoskins and 


278 


Rhoda his Wife 


279 Nov 1 27 


Timothy Barns, and 


280 


Dorcas his Wife 


281 January 29. 1775 


Elijah Foot 


282 Mar. 12. 1775 


Reuben Case Jn r and 


283 


Susanna his Wife 


284 Eodem Die 


James Barnard and 


285 


Martha his Wife 


286 May 14. 


Eli Mills and 


287 


Sarah his Wife 


288 May 21 


Isaac Thrall, and 


289 


Rhoda his Wife 


290 Aug* 20- 


Ashbel Case and 


291 


his wife. Absent 


292 Aug* 27- 


Grace The Wife of Joel Wilson. Jn r 


293 June 25, 1775 


Jemina Barber, Doug* Sam a Barber 


294 Seprl7. 


Philander Rowel and 


295 


Joanna his Wife 


296 Nov 1 19 


Susanna y* wife of Martin Humphry of Simsbury 


297 Nov 1 26 


Olive Attwett aged abo 1 15 years, and 


298 


Anner her sister aged abo 1 13 


299 Mar. 17. 1776 


John Hubbard & 



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300 


Susanna his Wife. 


301 June 16 


Rachel Loomis y« Daughter of Benj. Case's Wife 


302 Ocf27. 


George King and, 


303 


Triphena his Wife. 


304 Nov 1 17. 1776 


Zadock Brown and 


305 


Ann his Wife 


306 Nov' 24 


Paul Roberts & 


307 


his Wife 


308 Jany 5. 1777 


Asa Hubbard and 


309 


Submit his Wife 


310 Feb. 9 


Pelatiah Cadwell and 


311 


Lucy his Wife. 


312 Feb. 16 


Charles Seward & 


313 


Abigail his Wife. 


314 March 30. 


Charles Phelps Jun r and 


315 


Ann his Wife. 


316 May 4. 


Thomas Gittett and 


317 


Hannah his Wife 


318 June 29. 


Anne the Wife of Cyprian Merrills 


319 Augrtl7 


Ebe 1- Brown & 


320 


Susanna his Wife 


321 Sep* 14. 


Increase Hoskins and 


322 


Martha his Wife 


323 Dec r 28. 


James Whiton and 


324 


his Wife 


325 April 12 1778 


Asa Gillet and 


326 


Violet his Wife. Absent. 


327 May 31 


Lucy y 8 Wife of 


328 


John Fitch 


329 Feby28 


Hezekiah Parsons Jn r and 


330 


Anne his Wife. 


331 April 18 1779 


Stephen Giliitt and his 


332 


Wife Ruth. 


333 May 2-79 


Anne y 6 Wife of Ashbel Case. Absent. 


334 May 9 


Sol n AUyn Jn r and 


335 


Lucina his Wife. 


336 Same Day 


Aaron Webster and 


337 


Mary his Wife 


338 Septem r 12 


Naby Mills 


339 Oct* 17 


George Clark and 


340 


Charity his Wife 


341 May 7 1780 


Seth Goodrich and 


342 


Hannah his Wife by Mr Hinsdel, Win d 


343 June 25 1780 


George Case and 


344 


Margret his Wife 


345 Eodem 


Elihu Case and 


346 


Freelove his Wife 


347 July 23 1780 


levi Gillet & 


348 


huldah his Wife. 


349 July 23 


Isack Burr & 


350 


Lily his Wife 


351 August 6 


Darius Case & 


352 


Hepsibah his Wife By M T Row 1 Windsor 


353 Aug* 18 1782 


Abijah Loomis & 


354 


Elisabeth his Wife taking into Covanant by M r 




Rowland 


355 Aug 3 1783 


Elijah Loomiss and 


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Abigail his Wife were taking into Covenent by 
Mr Stebins of Simsbury. 

An Acct. of Such as have come recommended from Neighbouring Chhs 
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June 1738 
June 1* 1740 



3 Aug"* 2d 



Ocfr 6th 
March 1"* 1741 

May 3d 

Nov r 1 st 

March 7& 1742 
Nov' 18* 1744. 
March 3d 1744/5 



March 3d 1745 

Eodem Die. 

Feby 2d 1746 
Dec r 6 th 1747 
May 1st 1748 

June 4* 1749 
July 2d 1749 

Oct r 7* 1750 
Feb. 10th 1751 



24 Dec r 8* 1751. 

25 Aug"* 2d 1752 



Feby 18* 1753 
Aug** 5* 1753 
May 5* 1754 

March 2d 1755 



31 April 20th 



Nov 2d 1760 
Eodem Die. 



34 Mar. 1"* 1761 

35 Eodem Die 

36 June 28* 



Elisebeth Barnett from y e Chh of X in Ellington 
Hephzibah y 8 Wife of Eben r Burr f m y 6 Chh of 

X in Poquonuck 
Hannah ye Wife of NatP Burr f m y 6 1 st Oh of 

X in Windsor. 
Benj m Case from y 6 Oh of Christ in Suffield. 
My Wife whose name was Mary Woodbridge from 

y» first Oh of Christ in Groton. 
Richard Cooke from ye first Oh of X in Windsor. 
James Cadwell and 
his wife fm one of Xt Chhs m Hartfd 
Sam 11 Butler's Wife from one of ye Oh* of X in 

Hartford. 
Stephen Loomis Jn r and 
his wife from ye first Oh of Christ in Windsor 
William Manley and 

his Wife, from ye first Church of Christ in Weathers- 
field. 
Jacob Goodrich & 

his Wife f m ye first Oh of X in Weathersfield. 
Hannah ye Wife of John Hubbard Jn r f m one of 

ye Oh* of X in Hartford. 
Sarah Peese from the Oh of X in Enfield 
John Parsons f m ye 2 d Oh of X in Windsor 
Tabitha y* Wife of John Burr Jn r from y 6 first Oh 

of X in Windsor. 
Silvanus Addams from y 6 Oh of X in Bolton 
Joanna y 6 Wife of Sam u Marshel Jn r from y 8 first 

Ch h f Christ in Windsor. 
Reuben Loomis from ye 1 st Ch h in Windsor. 
Rebecca y* wife of John Barnett from y 8 Church of 

Christ in Poquonuck — 
Mary, y 6 wife of Daniel Brown from the West 

Church of Christ in Hartford. 
M re Sibbell Latimar from y 6 first Chh m Weathers- 
field 
Daniel Burlison from ye 2 d Ch h in Middletown 
Jemima Brawn from y 6 Ch h of Christ in Greenwich 
M r Moses Nash and 
his wife from West Hartford. 
Samuel Pierce from y 6 3 d Ch h in Windsor (i.e. 

Poquonock. 
Esther the Wife of Jonah Gillett from ye first Chh 

in Windsor — 
Joseph Fitch from y 6 second Ch h in Windsor — 
Prudence y 6 Wife of sd Fitch from y 6 1 st Ch h in 

Windsor 
Elisabeth y 6 Wife of Lt. Tim Moses, from West 

Simsbury 
Anne, y* Wife of William Webster, from y 6 1 st Ch h 

in Simsbury 
Hannah ye Wife of Sam" Barber f m y° 2d Chh, 

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38 

39 May l«>t 1763 

40 Jany 1st 1764 

41 Eodem Die 

42 Sep 1 . 3d 

43 Feb, 17. 1765 

44 Eodem 

45 Dec' 16-1770. 

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Andrew Mumford and 

Mary his Wife from y 8 first Ch h in Hartford. 

Rebecca y 8 wife of Sam 11 Andross from y° 1 st Chh 

of Christ in Weathersfield — 
Sam 11 Andross f m y 8 first Ch h of X in Hartford. 
Ame y 8 4 th Wife of Lt. Tim° Moses f m y 8 first Chh 

of Christ in New Milford 
Martha y 8 Wife of Isaac Brown from y 8 l rt Ch h 

in Windsor. 
Adam Mott from y 8 Ch h of X in Southington. 
Ruth y 8 Wife of John Parsons f m y 8 Ch h in Somers 
Martha y 8 Wife of Zebulon Hoskins f m y 8 1 st Ch h 

in Simsbury 
Lt. Eben r Barns & 
Hephzibah his Wife from ye Ch h of Christ in New 

Cambridge 
John Brown f m y 8 Ch h of Christ in Poquonock. 
Oliver Ellsworth Esq 7 " from y 8 Chh of Christ in 

North Windsor- 
Molly Wife of Dea n William Manly fr m ft Ch h in 

Chathem 
Lidia Wife of David Filley from ye South Church 

in Hartford- 
M r Robert Sandford 

Nathaniel Steal & his Wife from West Hartford 
Asa Johnson from Farminton 
Elisabeth Barton the Wife of Capt. William Barton 

from y 8 Church in Weathersfeild 
Elisabeth Gurney — from the Church of Hart- 
ford : 1 : Society- 
Sarah y e Wife ofJedidiah Mills. 

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An Acct of y 8 N° & Names &c of those that I baptiz d in Wintonbury, which 
belong 1 to y 8 place — 

Nath", y 8 Child of NatP Case 
Joseph, y 8 Child of Joseph Hoskins 
Rachel, y 8 Child of David Foot 
Abigail, y 8 Child of Tho' Humphrey 
Rachel, y 8 Child of Jonah Gillett 
Isaac, y 8 Child of Daniel Mills 
Jonath n , y 8 Child of John Eglestone 
Mary, y 8 Child of Solomon Clark 
Elkanah, y 8 Child of Nath" Cook 
Isaac, y 8 Child of Isaac Brown 
William, y« Child of William Webstor 
Joel, the Child of Joel Gillet 
Ephraim, y 8 Child of Eph m Brown 
Anne, y 8 Child of Isaac Skinnor 
David, y 8 Child of John Soper 
Stephen, y 8 Child of Stephen Gillet 
Nath", y 8 Child of Nath" Eglestone 
Noah, y 8 Child of David Brown 
Jorusha, y 8 Child of Jeremiah Fyler 
Joseph, y 8 Child of Robert Barnett 
Hannah, y 8 Child of Hez: Parson's Jn r 
David, y 8 Child of Dan" Rowel 



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John, y* Child of Jacob Drake Jn r 

Agnes, y« Child of Abel Gillett 

EUzebeth, ye Child Enoch Drake Jn r 

Olive, ye Child of Moses Cadwell 

Hezekiah, y 8 Child of Stephen Goodwin 

Anne, ye Child of Dan" Mills 

Lucy, j* Child of Joel Gillett 

Anne, y 6 Child of Robert Barnett 

Isaac, y 6 Child of Isaac Brown 

Lucina, y e Child of David Buttolph 

Benja n , ye Child of Jos: Hos kins 

Jorusha, y 6 Child of SamU Filley 

Silas, ye Child of NatP Case 

Jonah ye Child of Jonath n Filley 

Tryphena, y 6 Child of Jonah Gillet 

Abijah, y e Child of Tho' Humphrey 

Amaziah, ye Child of Isaac Barber 

Zeruiah, y e Child of Tim Moses 

Zuba, ye Child of Joseph Segar 

Asaph, ye Child of Stephen Gillet 

Climena y 6 Child of Jeremiah Fyler 

Timothy, ye Child of John Eglestone 

Abigail, y 6 Child of John Soper 

Eben r y 6 Child of Eben r Burr 

Jonah, y 6 Child of Jonah Case 

Enoch, ye Child of Enoch Drake Jn r 

Aaron, ye Child of Jos: Kellogg 

Eunice, ye Child of Abel Gillett 

Tim ye Child of Moses Cadwell 

Hannah, y 6 Child of Jonath n Bidwell. 

Rosanna y 9 Child of Jonath n Gillett. 

Hannah ye Child of Nath" Burr 

Timothy y 6 Child of David Brown 

Abner y» Child of Joel Gillet 

Ashbel y e Child of Sam 11 Webster in his house. 

Mary ye Child of Sam" Butler 

Sarah y* Child of Jacob Drake 

Susanna ye Child of Daniel Mills 

My Child Hezekiah (Bissell)* 

Sibbell ye Child of David Griswold 

Elijah y« Child of David Buttolph 

George ye Child of Eph m Brown 

Jos: ye Child of Joseph Porter 

Eunice ye Child of Abel Loomis 

Martha ye Child of Isaac Brown in his house. 

Sarah y 6 Child of Samuel Fylley 

Timothy y 6 Child of John Soper 

Lemuel y 6 Child of Lemuel Robearts 

Eunice ye Child of Darnel Rowell. 

Stephen ye Child of Stephen Gillett 

Elisabeth ye Child of Daniel Eglestone in his house. 

James y 6 Child of James Cadwell 

Mindwell ye Child of Alex r Hoskins 

Seth y 8 Child of Isaac Barber 

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Elisabeth y 8 Child of Samuel Webster 

Mary y 8 Child of Thomas Humphery 

Oliver y 8 Child of Eben r Burr 

Samuel y 8 Child of Samuel Butler 

My 2d Child Hezekiah Bissell 

Roger y 8 Child of Jeremiah Fyler 

Abigail y 8 Child of Jonath n Bidwell 

Noah y 8 Child of Noah Drake in his house 

Eunice an abortive Child of Gideon Burr in his 

house. 
Nathaniel y 8 Child of NatbJi Burr 
Susanna y 8 Child of William Webster 
Martin y 8 Child of Timothy Moses 
Isaac y 8 Child of Isaac Brown in his house 
Margeret y 8 Child of Jonanth 11 Filley 
Amos y 8 Child of Jonath n Gillett 
Simeon ye Child of Jonah Gillett 
Moses y 8 Child of Joel Gillett 
Shubael y 8 Child of Noadiah Phelps 
Anne y 8 Child of Reuben Loomis 
Abel y 8 Child of Abel Loomis 
Noah y 8 Child of Noah Drake 
Ashbel y 8 Child of Samuel Webster 
Abel y 8 Child of Abel Gillett 
Joseph y 8 Child of Joseph Filley 
Hepsibah y 8 Child of Jaccob Drake 
Cloe y 8 Child of David Brown 
Elijah y 8 Child of Enoch Drake Jn r . 
Abigail y 8 Child of Joseph Segar 
Margeret y 8 Child of Thomas Phelps. 
Elizebeth y 8 Child of John Matson 
Mindwell y 8 Child of Isaac Brown 
Hannah y 8 Child of SamU Butler 
Eunice y 8 Child of Gideon Burr 
Sam" ye Child of Samuel Foot 
Michael y 8 Child of Ephraim Brown 
Timothy y 8 Child of Alex r Hoskins 
Jonath n y 8 Child of Jonath n Brown Jn r 
Lucy y 8 Child of Isaac Skinner Jn r 
John y 8 Child of John Rowel 
Hannah y 8 Child of Benjamin Brown 
Phinehas y 8 Child of Eliakim Loomis 
Nathaniel y 8 Child of Lemuel Robearts 
Deborah y* Child of David Griswold 
Stephen y 8 Child of Stephen Loomis 
Aaron y 8 Child of Samuel Filley 
Levi y 8 Child of Lydia Drake 
Rachel y 8 Child of Jeremiah Fyler 
Lucy y 8 Child of Eben r Burr 
Lydia y 8 Child of Matthew Holcomb 
Anne y 8 Child of Stephen Gillett 
Isaiah y 8 Child of Nath 1 Burr 
Noah j- 8 Child of Noah Drake 
Elisha y 8 Child of Joseph Porter 
Hannah y 8 Child of Elijah Mills 
Elisha y 8 Child of Joseph Hoskins 

[To be continued] 



88 Proceedings of the N. E. Hist. Gen. Society [Jan. 

PROCEEDINGS OF THE NEW ENGLAND HISTORIC 
GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 

By Alfred Johnson, A.M., Litt. D., Recording Secretary- 
Boston, Massachusetts, 4 October 1916. A stated meeting of the Society was 
held in Wilder Hall, 9 Ashburton Place, at 2.30 P.M., President Baxter presiding. 
The minutes of the May meeting were approved, and the reports of the Corre- 
sponding Secretary, Librarian, Historian, and Council were accepted, the Council 
reporting the names of twenty-five persons who had been elected resident mem- 
bers. 

The paper of the afternoon, by Albert Bushnell Hart, Ph.D., LL.D., Litt.D., 
Eaton Professor of the Science of Government at Harvard University, was 
entitled Colonial Pirates and Privateers, and, with its whimsical touches of his- 
toric lore, proved to be a combination of wit and wisdom as unusual as it was 
agreeable. 

On motion a vote of thanks to the speaker was adopted, and after a few in- 
teresting remarks by President Baxter relative to the subject of the paper the 
meeting was closed. 
The usual reception for members and their friends was then held. 

1 November. A stated meeting of the Society was held in Wilder Hall, 9 Ash- 
burton Place, at 2.30 P.M., Vice-President Chase presiding. 

The minutes of the October meeting were approved, and the reports of the 
Corresponding Secretary, Librarian, Historian, and Council were accepted, the 
Council reporting the names of eleven persons who had been elected resident 
members. 

By ballot the following were elected members of the Nominating Committee: 
Wm. Sumner Appleton, Charles Eliot Goodspeed, George Ritchie Marvin, Mrs. 
Mary Stickney Randall, George Sawin Stewart. 

Rev. Samuel Raymond Maxwell, of Brookline, Mass., Minister of the Second 
Church in Boston, delivered the address of the afternoon. Under the title, 
Keeping New England New, Mr. Maxwell delineated in a vivid and comprehensive 
manner the various waves of immigration which have come to our snores from 
Europe up to the present time, and indicated most clearly the influence of the 
distinguishing characteristics of the several races upon' modern New England. 

On motion a vote of thanks was extended to the speaker. 

After brief remarks by Mr. James H. Stark, the meeting terminated with the 
usual reception and refreshments. 

• 

6 December. A stated meeting of the Society was held in Wilder Hall, 9 Ash- 
burton Place, at 2.30 P.M., President Baxter presiding. 

The minutes of the November meeting were approved, and the reports of the 
Corresponding Secretary, Librarian, Historian, and Council were accepted, the 
Council reporting the names of fourteen persons who had been elected resident 
members. 

The report of the Nominating Committee was read and accepted. 

The Chair appointed Messrs. Charles S. Penhallow and Hosea S. Ballou as 
auditors to audit the accounts of the Treasurer for the current year. 

Hon. Charles Warren Lippitt, former Governor of Rhode Island, was the 
speaker of the afternoon. His address on The Battle of Rhode Island proved to be 
an elaborate and assiduous study of that important historical event, hitherto 
inadequately treated by historians, and will stand as a real contribution to our 
military history. 

A vote of thanks to the speaker was moved by Mr. Desmond FitzGerald, who 
extended a fitting tribute to Governor Lippitt, with whom he has been on terms 
of intimacy since their boyhood. 

Attention was called to an exhibit of original documents, bearing the signatures 
of soldiers who took part in the battle and loaned by Mr. Walter K. Watkins. 
Remarks followed by a member who had in his possession original plans of the 
fort, by Mrs. Sara W. Mortimer, a granddaughter of a participant in the battle, 
and by President Baxter, who, in closing, called for a rising vote of thanks to the 
speaker. 

The usual reception with refreshments terminated the meeting. 



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NOTES 

The Naming of Ktitert, Me. — The incorporation and naming of the town 
of Kittery, Me., have been a troublesome problem to many. The stock state- 
ment, that Kittery was incorporated by the court of elections as the first town in 
Maine, 20 Oct. 1647, started with Williamson's History of Maine. The editor 
of York Deeds says: "... incorporation under the Gorges charter confirmed by 
Massachusetts Nov. 20, 1652," Miss Farnham says: "... in 1646 the name of 
Piscataqua plantation had been changed to Kittery." (The Farnham Papers, 
vol. 1, p. 265.) William Fogg, father of the late Dr. Fogg, contented himself with 
verifying and printing (Register, vol. 7, p. 234) a copy from the record of the 
court held 16 Oct. 1649, attested by Joseph Hammond, Register, and recorded 
with Kittery records in the year 1711. This court gave the privileges of a town 
to "the Inhabitance of Pascataquacke w th in the Jurisdicktion of this p'vince," 
but did not change the name to Kittery. Following these authorities scores of 
persons have gone into print. 

Rev. Dr. Stackpole (History of Kittery, p. 139) sums up the matter as follows: 
"Williamson says that 'at the court of elections, Oct. 20, 1647, the Piscataqua 
plantations were formed into a town by the name of Kittery.' I have searched 
the court records in vain for confirmation of his statement. It is probable that 
the inhabitants of Kittery then began to act as a town. The earliest date on the 
town records is of a meeting held 19 March 1648. ... It is certain that Alexander 
Shapleigh, who built the first house at Kittery Point about 1635, came from a 
place called Kittery Point in Kin gsweare, near Dartmouth, England, and without 
doubt he gave the name to the spot where he built. Kittery Point was so called 
before the name Kittery was given to the township, in all probability." Dr. 
Stackpole does not give his authority for the latter statements. There was at 
Kingswear a gentleman's seat or manor house named Kittery House, very likely 
at one time owned by the Shapleigh or Treworgy families; but numerous enquiries 
have failed to find a "Kittery Point" earlier than our own. 

It is beyond doubt that the first organization as a town was voluntary. Town 
grants recorded prior to the action of the court authorizing a town openly disclose 
as much. The record reads: "Lotes granted unto ye Inhabitants of the River of 
Piscatquacke & laid out by ye Genaral Consent of ye Freeholders by Mr. Nicholas 
Shapleigh John Heard & Nicholas Frost — the 14th f Feb^y 1648 [1648/9]." 
(York Deeds, lib. 1, fo. 5.) But Williamson's date, 20 Oct. 1647, was only an 
error of judgment, or of ingenuity. He evidently did not go to the original 
records, then hardly accessible, but combined what he found in Sullivan with the 
matter in 1 Massachusetts Historical Society Collections, vol. 7, p. 250. Sullivan 
said (History of the Province of Maine, pp. 320, 325) : "The name of Kittery had 
been given to Piscataqua plantation in 1647;" and again: "The town of Kittery 
had been called Piscataqua, until 1647, when the name was altered by Godfrey, 
Leader, and their party." The month and day which Williamson inferred from 
what is printed in Massachusetts Historical Society Collections were the month and 
day of a court order, on the petition of Richard Cutt and Otto Cutting, for the 
removal of women and swine from the Isles of Shoals. 

It is worth noticing that the voluntary organization of the Piscataqua inhabi- 
tants into a town was prior to the voluntary organization of Piscataqua, York, 
and Wells into a province. In July 1649 the people between the Province of 
Ligonia and the Piscataqua River entered into the following agreement: "For 
as much as S* Ferdinando Gorges is dead . . . the letter sent to his heir in June 
1647 & 48 . . . noe return is yet to hand . . . the Inhabitants with one free and 
unius animus consent doe bynd themselves in a boddy politick ... to make 
choyse of such Governer or Governers and majistrates as by most voysses they 
shall thincke meet." As illustrating the pervading spirit of democracy, to all 
the members of the grand jury in the first court held the title of " Mr." was given, 
a distinction which some of them never attained at any other time, either earlier 
or later. 

At that court, 16 Oct. 1649, Mr. Nicholas Shapleigh and Edward Rushworth 
were added to the number of the assistants, Mr. Shapleigh was chosen Province 
treasurer, and the order giving town privileges to the inhabitants of Piscataqua 
was enacted. It is easy to see that Mr. Shapleigh, still a young man, later major 



90 Notes [Jan. 

of the Province forces, had much to do with these proceedings. In organizing the 
town, prior to reorganizing the Province, he was what we now call first selectman, 
and the others were his immediate neighbors, John Heard and Nicholas Frost, 
all hying in what is now the upper part of the town of Eliot. We may readily 
surmise that on a suggestion by Mr. Shapleigb or out of compliment to him the 
name for the proposed town was selected. We shall see how both John Heard 
and Nicholas Frost had been induced to settle so far from the coast. 

Two of the earliest occurrences of the name "Kittery," if patiently inter- 
preted by their surrounding facts, are by themselves sufficient to show what 
place was first called by that name. Indeed, once the vision opens, it is sur- 
prising that the matter should not have been understood long ago. 

"The deposition of Thomas Beard and John Whit sworn the 16th of Octo. 1645. 

"This deponent John Whit doeth saye that Mr. John Treworgy did solicit Jo 
Heard divers times, for to come live at the marsh, and told him that if hee would 
sett down a howse ther hee should have what marsh hee would and convenient 
upland to his howse: and upon that Jo n Heard and his wife came up to Kittery, 
and she did keepe John Treworgys howse while that her husband did build his 
howse at the creek," etc. 

It further appears that Mr. Treworgy gave marsh to Nicholas Frost as well 
as to John Heard; and by another deposition, that of Phillip Swadden (York 
Deeds, lib. 3, fo. 13), it appears that Mr. Thomas Wannerton gave land to Nicho- 
las Frost about the year 1635, "to come to bee his neighbor." This land, which 
Frost owned until his death, was "a parcell of land up in Piscataqua River now 
known by the name of Kittery which parcell of land was bounded . . . joining 
to the Fort Poynt . . . the lane w°h joynes to y e land which Major Nich° Shap- 
leigh now possesses," etc. 

About 1633 Capt. Walter Neale, Governor, conveyed two huge tracts of land 
opposite Dover Neck to Capt. Thomas Cammock and Mr. Thomas Wannerton.' 
In 1637 Captain Cammock sold the land to Mr. John Treworgy, and this lot, 
about 750 acres, became the estate of his uncle, Shapleigh. Mr. Wannerton also 
moved away. 

At a general court, 27 June 1648, a monopoly of the hotel and barroom privi- 
leges "at the mouth of the River of Pascataquack " was given to Mr. William 
Hilton, and he was to keep a ferry at fares fixed by the court. "It is ordered 
[by] this Court that hee that keeps the ordnary is for to keepe a ferry and to have 
to the great Island for one vi d if more iii d apeece, to Strawbury Banck for one 
vii d if more iiii d p. man, to Dover or Kittery xviii d for one if more xii d a man." 
Mr. Hilton's ordinary was the house built by Mr. Shapleigh at the mouth of 
Piscataqua River, on that other large tract bought for him by his grandson and 
now called Kittery Point. The ferriage directly across the river to New Castle 
was 6d., farther up the river, to Portsmouth, 7d., "to Dover or Kittery" Is. 
6d. Obviously, from Kittery Point as we understand it in 1917 to "Kittery" 
as understood in 1648 was practically the same distance as to "Dover." "Dover" 
and "Kittery" were on either bank of the mouth of the Newichawanock River, 
about nine miles from Kittery Point. On the south side was Dover Neck, or 
Hilton's Point, where Mr. Edward Hilton is said to have built in 1623 the first 
house in this part of New England; on the north side was the Shapleigh-Treworgy 
estate. Here, therefore, was "Kittery." 

Even after the town of Kittery was named, years elapsed before we first find 
the name "Kittery Point." To the earliest inhabitants that name would have 
meant Fort Point, opposite Dover. Our Kittery Point, many miles down stream, 
was variously called "the Point," "the river's mouth," "the harbor's mouth." 
Mr. John Treworgy in 1650 spoke of bis grandfather's house at the mouth of the 
river as "at Pascataway." Major Shapleigh called it in 1662 "ye warehouse 
point." In the inventory of his estate it was called "the land at the point." As 
late as 1661 the court provided for an ordinary and ferry "at the place Poynt w r 
sometimes Hugh Gunnison did reside." In 1673 Francis Morgan, surgeon, who 
had married Mr. Gunnison's widow, spoke of this house "at the point commonly 
called Morgan's Point." 

In the interim between the naming of the town and the naming of Kittery 
Point it is far from easy to distinguish in many instances between the place 
Kittery, opposite Dover Neck, or the township Kittery. Old customs held on. 
As late as 1663 this language occurs in the inventory of Nicholas Frost's estate: 
"The house and land at Kittery Joyneing to Wilh'am Leighton estimated 30 



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acres. Pease and oates at Kittery." This was the land given to Frost by Mr. 
Wannerton, the same on which he later built a new house which he rented for a 
tavern and ferry house for Dover travel. All of his lands were in the township 
of Kittery (except a piece of marsh within the bounds of York), but this particular 
lot, with the crops grown on it, was "at Kitteryi" the place. 

Not improbably we may see in two deeds made in 1669, both running to Henry 
Greenland, surgeon, the man who first named "Kittery Point." He was a new- 
comer. The first deed contains these words: "in Kiltery aforesaid at or near a 
place there called the poynt, or by what other name or names sooner the same is 
or hath been called or known." But in the second deed, two months later, the 
knot has been cut, and mention is made of "a dwelling house and land standing 
upon Kittery Point." It was several decades, however, before this name for the 
Point became generally accepted. 

The summary, then, is this: The tract of land opposite Dover Neck, bought 
by Mr. John Treworgy for the Shapleighs 20 Jan. 1636/7, was named by them 
Kittery, after the English custom; from this tract the name spread first to the 
immediate neighborhood, and then was taken up by the inhabitants as the name 
of their township; next it was officially confirmed by the commissioners from 
Massachusetts; and finally, after some years, it reached Kittery Point. _ 

The date 20 Oct. 1647 being a myth, there may be a difference of opinion as to 
whether the town should bear the date 20 Nov. 1652, under the Massachusetts 
authorities, or 16 Oct. 1649, under the voluntary Godfrey regime, or the date of 
the voluntary town organization. The name Kittery in records dates only from 
20 Nov. 1652, but the act of that date recognized the earlier existence of the town. 
Godfrey's government went to pieces, but so also did the Massachusetts govern- 
ment of that date; on the other hand the mere voluntary organization of a town 
can hardly be recognized. The Godfrey government later on refused a petition 
from the people of Wells and Cape Neddick, 30 Dec. 1651, ruling that they should 
constitute a "village ... till they grow to bee more capable of a Towne." 
Probably 16 Oct. 1649 should be the recognized date. In any case Kittery was 
% the first town in Maine, as the city of Gorgeana lapsed, and its successor, the town 

of York, was not incorporated by the Massachusetts commissioners until two 
days later than Kittery. 

Portland, Me. Charles Thornton Ltbbt. 

Epps-Linsforb-Yale-Endicott. — The Harleian Society has recently pub- 
lished the Registers of St. Olave, Hart Street, London, 1563-1700, a parish church 
situated in a part of London in which one might expect to find traces of early 
emigrants to America. Hart Street itself is near the Fenchurch Street Station 
of the Great Eastern Railway, and is a continuation of Crutched Friars, extending 
to Mark Lane; and in this parish is Trinity House, adjoining the Precinct and 
Liberty of the Tower. The adjacent parishes are St. Catherine Coleman, St. 
Dunstan in the East, St. Botolph (Aldgate), and Allhallows (Barking). In the 
Registers of St. Olave, Hart Street, the following entries relating to early New 
England families have been found: 

1628 Martha daughter of Daniell Eps buried 31 May. 

1629 Marie daughter of Daniel Eps and Martha baptized 8 October. 

1630 Daniell Eps a housholder buried 26 June. 

1630 Thomas son of Francis Eps and Marie baptized 8 September. 
1655 John son of Elizabeth Linsford "was borne in New England the last of 
March 1651 & baptized October the 1°" 

1655 Elizabeth daughter of Dauid and Desula Yale, "fro Tower Libertie," buried 

2 October. 

1656 "two male childre, twins, of Dauid & Desula Yale, brought fro Tower 

Libertie," buried 23 May. 
1689 Ann daughter of John and Ann Endicott baptized 13 October. 
1693 Robert Edwards son of John and Ann Endicott baptized 11 April. 

Of the persons whose names appear in these entries, Daniel Epps, who was 
buried 26 June 1630, became a member of the Artillery Company of London in 
1619, and was the father of Daniel Epps who emigrated with his mother to New 
England in 1637. Thomas Cooke the Elder of Pebmarsb, co. Essex, yeoman, in 
his will, dated 30 Aug. 1621 and proved 26 Nov. 1621, mentions "Edmund Reade 
my son in law," and "my daughter Elizabeth, now his wife," and gives "to Martha 



92 Notes [Jan. 

Reade, now wife of Epps of London, my grandchild," £10. (Register, 

vol. 47, pp. 128-129.) Edmand Reade of Wickford, co. Essex, in his will dated 
20 Nov. 1623, mentions "Daniell Epps & Martha Epps my Daughter" and 
"Elizabeth Epps and Daniel Epps theire Children." (Appleton's Ancestry of 
Priscilla Baker, p. 123.) In 1677 Daniel Epps, the New England immigrant, 
deposed, aged 52. His sister Marie or Mary, baptized 8 Oct. 1629, married Peter 
Duncan of Dorchester and Gloucester, Mass. 

John Linsford, according to the entry given above, was born in New England 
and baptized in Old England. The only known New England records of this 
Linsford family are found in Suffolk Court Files, nos. 3542 and 3624. In the 
former of these records it is stated that at the Inferior Court of Common Pleas, 
holden in Boston, 5 Oct. 1697, Elizabeth Boon of Boston, the daughter and only 
surviving child of Thomas Linsford late of Boston, deceased, claimed a dwelling 
house and small piece of land over against the house and land of John Green, 
bounded southeasterly by the High Street leading to Winnesimmet Ferry, north- 
west by Thomas Walker, southwest by Thomas Peck, and northeast by land 
formerly James Bennett's, deceased. This property was then or formerly in the 
tenure of Deborah Keen. The claimant humbly prayed that her claim might 
remain on file. The following deposition, dated 10 Dec. 1697, is found in Suffolk 
Court Files, 3624: 

"Hannah Coller aged fifty six yeares or thereabouts Testifieth that she doth 
well remember and know that the same piece or strip of Land at the Northerly 
part of Boston lying between the Land formerly belonging to Mr Samuel Cole on 
the South West and the Land of one Goodman Bennett on the Northeast and the 
Land of Thomas Walker on the North West and the Highway or broad street 
on the Southeast being the Land on which George Nowell did Dwell for several 
years together, and is now reputed to be in the Posession of Deborah Keen. 
Which piece of Land was formerly reputed to belong unto Thomas Linsford of 
Boston and by him possessed as his own and that he built a house thereon some- 
time before the month of October in the Year of our Lord 1652. That is to say 
47 years agoe, which House I saw the sd Linsford help to build with his own hand 
\ and that he Dwelt in sd House some short time and there dyed and left sd house 

in possession of Elizabeth his wife after which she Dwelt therein some Years & 
then went away for old England and that the sd House then built by sd Linsford 
of which he dyed possessed is yet standing together with an additional build- 
ing sett upon sd Land by George Nowell. This deponant further saith that she 
hath known Elizabeth Boone from a little child to be the Reputed daughter of 
the sd Thomas Linsford and the only child of them that she knows to be now 
living." 

In Boston, 4 Mar. 1697 [1697/8], Hannah Coller swore to this deposition before 
Isaac Addington and Jeremiah D umm er, Deborah Keen being present. 

This Elizabeth Boone was widow of Nicholas Boone of Boston and mother of 
Nicholas Boone, the bookseller, who was born in Boston 10 Aug. 1679. 

Deborah Keen or Cane, spinster, was the daughter of Jonathan Cane of Cam- 
bridge, Mass., who married 14 May 1674 Deborah Welsh. Jonathan Cane's 
parents were Christopher and Margery of Cambridge, and his sister, Ruth Cane, 
married Marmaduke Johnson, the first Boston printer. 

The first known record of the conve3'ance of this property is dated in 1663, when 
Ralph Sammes or Salmon, a tailor of Dorchester, conveyed it to George Nowell. 
In 1675 Nowell sold it to Johnson, and in the house built by Linsford the first 
printing office in Boston was established. On Johnson's death the house passed 
to his wife, who on her death in 1677 left legacies of various sums of money to 
her sisters Esther and Deborah and to a brother, Nathaniel. Esther married 
Francis Hinds, and, not receiving her legacy of £30, sued her brother, Jonathan 
Cane, who seems to have retained the house, which after his death in 1695 was 
occupied by his daughter Deborah. This last-mentioned Deborah, who appears 
in the records in the Suffolk Court Files already cited, borrowed money of Thomas 
Skinner, loaf-bread maker; and Skinner claimed the house and sold it to John 
Burge, tailor, of Boston and later of Bristol, R. I. Burge then sold it to Rev. 
Benjamin Woodbridge of Boston and later of Portsmouth, N. H. 

It was also claimed that the property had been mortgaged to one Trumbull, 
and several suits were instituted against Deborah Keen or Cane for the property, 
which was a piece of land fronting 20 feet on Fishers Street (now a part of Hanover 
Street) and extending 100 feet to Back (now Salem) Street. The Widow Boone's 



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claim does not seem to have been pressed, but was simply placed on file for what 
it was worth. 

The Yale entries of 1655 and 1656 show the abode of David Yale after he left 
Boston in 1651. He had resided in Boston for some ten years, 1641-1651, and 
there, on the north slope of Cotton Hill, his son Elihu, the founder of Yale College, 
was born 5 Apr. 1648. 

The John Endicott whose children were baptized in the parish of St. Olave, 
Hart Street, in 1689 and 1693, was Dr. John Endicott, a grandson of Gov. John 
Endicott of the Massachusetts Bay. After Dr. Endicott's death his widow and 
these two children came to New England. The daughter, Ann, married in 1711 
her cousin, Samuel Endicott; and her brother, Robert Edwards Endicott, married 
in 1720 Elizabeth Phillips. 

Maiden, Mass. Walter Kendall Watkins. 



Historical Intelligence 

Heraldry. — The Committee on Heraldry of the New England Historic 
Genealogical Society desires to call special attention to the recommendation in its 
report of 5 May 1914 (see Register, vol. 69, Supplement, pp. xvi-rriii), "that 
every person interested, by reason of descent or otherwise, in making it a matter 
of record that any original settler in this country inherited a coat of arms or that 
any inhabitant of this country received a grant of arms be invited to offer the 
arms for record with this Society," etc. 

The Committee believes that the importance of the results possible to be 
attained by such registration will be of great interest; and they earnestly request 
all members of the Society and all other persons who have coats of arms which 
they believe to be eligible to make application for recording them. The cost of 
painting the arms and making up the record will have to be defrayed by the ap- 
plicants, and the Committee has determined that S3.00 for each coat will barely 
suffice. 

This amount, by cheque payable to the order of the Society, must be forwarded 
with the application. If the application is rejected, the money will be returned 
unless the applicant wishes to have the arms recorded with those respited for proof. 
The Committee, however, reserves the right to reject any application altogether, 
and if this right is exercised, the money will, of course, be returned. 

It seems evident that, besides the growth in value of the collection as it increases 
in size, there will be many other things of extreme interest contributed with the 
arms and directly related thereto, such as photographs of castles, armor, seals, 
manor houses, etc., and provision is contemplated for filing such contributions in 
supplementary volumes in connection with the registers of the arms. Applica- 
tions in which the proofs do not sufficiently conform to the requirements indicated 
in the report of the Committee will be placed in a separate volume to await further 
proof. 

Printed directions for the making of applications may be obtained from the 
Committee; and all communications on this subject should be addressed to the 
Committee on Heraldry, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 9 Ash- 
burton Place, Boston. 

Genealogies in Preparation. — Persons of the several names are advised to 
furnish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own families 
and other information which they think may be useful. We would suggest that 
all facts of interest illustrating family history or character be communicated, 
especially service under the U. S. Government, the holding of other offices, grad- 
uation from college or professional schools, occupation, with places and dates 
of birth, marriage, residence, and death. All names should be given in full if 
possible. No initials should be used when the full name is known. 

Boyd. — James, born at Kilmarnock, Scot., probably about 1680, died probably 
in Ireland, by Arthur Sumner Boyd, Jr., 531 North Cherry Street, Florence, Ala. 

Homer. — John, born in England about 1647, died in Boston, Mass., 1 Nov. 
1717, by Morgan H. Stafford, 53 State Street, Boston, Mass. (Revised notice.) 

Kidder. — James, born at East Grinstead, Eng., about 1626, died at Billerica, 
Mass., 16 Apr. 1676, by Morgan H. Stafford, 53 State Street, Boston, Mass. 



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Sprague. — Ralph, bom at TJpwey, Dorsetshire, Eng., about 1603, died at 
Maiden, Mass., in Nov. 1650, by Sylvester Baxter, Ledgwood Terrace, Murray Hill 
Road, Maiden, Mass. 

Stallings. — Abram, born probably in North Carolina or Virginia about 1750, 
died in St. Clair Co., 111., by Leland Stanford Stallings, Breckenridge, Minn. 



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GENEALOGICAL 

Andrews genealogy. John 2 Andrews of Ipswich, Mass., and Norwich, Conn., 
and some of his descendants. By Mrs. Harriet Andross Goodell. Boston 
[Stanhope Press], 1916. 30 p. 8° Reprinted from Register for April and July, 
1916. 

Ayres genealogy. Genealogy of the Ayres family of Fairfield County, Conn. 
By James Noyes States. New Haven, Conn., 1916. 127 p. pi. por. 8° ' 

Brown genealogy. Early years on the Western Reserve, with extracts from 
letters of Ephraim Brown and family, 1805-1845. Prepared and edited by 
George Clary Wing. Cleveland, Ohio [Arthur H. Clark Co.], 1916. 142 p. 
geneal. tab. 8° 

This book contains a genealogical chart of the Ephraim Brown family, 1637-1916. 

Caxy genealogy. The John Cary Descendants. Bulletin no. 19, new series. 
Rev. Seth C[ooley] Cary, president. Boston, Mass., 1916. [4] p. il. pi. 8° 

Chase genealogy. The Chase Chronicle. Vol. 7, no. 4. October, 1916. The 
Chase-Chace Family Association. James F. Chase, secretary, 159 Devonshire 
St., Boston, p. 37-50, il. 8° Price $1.00 per year. 

Cohan genealogy. Cohan genealogy. [By William Herbert Lee McCourtie.] 
n. p. [1914]. 16 + [2] p. fcsm. pi. por. 8° 

Cook genealogy. The will of Ellis Cook of Southampton, Long Island (died 
1679). Edited by Albert Stanburrough Cook. Privately printed. New Haven, 
1916. 24 p. fcsm. 8° 

Emerson genealogy. The Haverhill Emersons. Part second. By Charles 
Henry Pope. Cambridge, Mass., Murray & Emery Co., 1916. 248 p. pi. por. 8° 

Fenwick genealogy. Fenwick allied ancestry. Ancestry of Thomas Fenwick 
of Sussex County, Delaware, Provincial Councillor, Member of the Assembly, 
Justice of the Peace, Register of Wills, High Sheriff. By Edwin Jaquett Sellers. 
Philadelphia [Press of Allen, Lane & Scott], 1916. 191 p. il. 8° Edition limited 
to 100 copies. Address Edwin J. Sellers, 800 Lincoln Building, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Hamilton genealogy. The Hamiltons of Burnside, N. C, and their ancestors 
and descendants. By Patrick Hamilton Baskervill, A.M. Richmond, Va., 
W. E. Jones' Sons Incorporated, 1916. 12 + 158 p. geneal. tab. il. map pi. 
por. 8° 

Huckins genealogy. Huckins family. Robert Huckins of the Dover Com- 
bination and some of his descendants. A reprint, with corrections and con- 
siderable additions, including one more generation, maps, and indexes, of the 
article bearing this sub-title published in The New England Historical and 
Genealogical Register, 1913-1915. By Henry Winthrop Hardon, A.M., 
LL.B. Privately printed. [Boston, Mass., Press of David Clapp & Son.] 1916. 



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11 + 195 p. map 8° Price $6.50. Address Henry W. Hardon, 60 Wall St., New 
York, N.Y. 

Kinnear genealogy. The Kinnears and their kin. A memorial volume of 
history, biography, and genealogy, with revolutionary and civil and Spanish war 
records, including manuscript of Rev. David Kinnear (1840). By Emma Siggins 
White, assisted by Martha Humphreys Maltby. Kansas City, Mo., Tiernan- 
Dart Printing Co., 1916. 18 + 578 p. fcsm. il. pi. por. 8° Price $7.00 plus 
postage. Address Mrs. E. S. White, 616 East 36th St., Kansas City, Mo. 

Knickerbacker-Viele genealogy. Sketches of allied families Knickerbacker- 
Viele, historical and genealogical, to which is added an appendix containing family 
data. By Kathlyne Knickerbacker Viele. New York, Tobias Alexander] 
Wright, 1916. 134 p. fcsm. pi. por. 8° 

Lampton genealogy. Sketch of the Lampton family in America, 1740-1914. 
[By Clayton Keith.] Louisiana, Mo., 1914. 59 p. por. 8° 

Locke genealogy. A history and genealogy of Capt. John Locke [1627-1696] of 
Portsmouth and Rye, N. H., and his descendants, also of Nathaniel Locke of 
Portsmouth, and a short account of the history of the Lockes in England. By 
Arthur H[orton] Locke, A.M. [Concord, N. H., The Rumford Press, 1916.] 
9 + 720 p. fcsm. il. map pi. por. 8° Price $6.00. Address Arthur H. Locke, 
Portsmouth, N. H. 

Longley genealogy. Descendants of William Longley of Lynn, Mass., in 1 635. 
By Alice Longley. Privately printed. [Boston, Mass., T. R. Marvin & Son.] 
1916. 10 p. 8° 

Manton genealogy. Records of the Manton family, 1750-1914. By Edward 
Manton. Chicago, 111., W. S. Parker, printer, 1914. [2] + 46 p. fcsm. pi. por. 4° 

Robeson genealogy. An historical and genealogical account of Andrew Robe- 
son of Scotland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, and of his descendants, from 1653 
to 1916. Begun by Susan Stroud Robeson, assisted by Caroline Franciscus 
Stroud, compiled, edited, and published by Kate Hamilton Osborne. Philadel- 
phia, J. B. Lippincott Co., 1916. 16 + 760 p. fcsm. pi. por. 8° 

Robinson genealogy. Items of ancestry, by a descendant. By I[da] M[ay] 
R[obinson]. Newport, R. I., The Mercury Publishing Co., 1916. 39 p. 8° 

Ryerson genealogy. The Ryerson genealogy. Genealogy and history of the 
Knickerbocker families of Ryerson, Ryerse, Ryerss; also Adriance and Martense 
families; all descendants of Martin and Adriaen Reyersz (Reyerszen), of Amster- 
dam, Holland. By Albert Winslow Ryerson. Edited by Alfred L. Holman. 
Privately printed for Edward L[arned] Ryerson, Chicago, 1916. 15 + 433 p. 

pi. 4° 
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Sanborn genealogy. The English ancestry of the American Sanborns. A sup- 
plement to the Samborne-Sanborn genealogy. By V[ictor] C[hanning] Sanborn. 
Kenilworth, HI., privately printed for the author, 1916. 24 p. pi. 4° 

Sherman genealogy. Genealogy of the Sherman family [descendants of Wil- 
liam of Plymouth, Mass.]. By Bradford Sherman. Chicago, Hi., 1916. [6] 
p. 8° 

Thompson genealogy. Thompson genealogy, the descendants of William and 
Margaret Thomson, first settled in that part of Windsor, Conn., now East Windsor 
and Ellington, 1720-1915, including many of the names of Chandler, TrumbulL 
Marsh, Pelton, Allen, Harper, Osborn, Hooker, Ellsworth, Stiles, Phelps, Bart- 
lett, etc. By Mary A[nn] Elliott. Published by The Thompson Family Associa- 
tion. [New Haven, Conn., The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Co., 1915.] 11 + 
518 p. fcsm. pi. por. 8° Address Arthur R. Thompson, Box 1135, Hartford, Conn. 

BIOGRAPHICAL 

Alexander, John W., memoir. Address of Mr. John G. Agar, President 
National Arts Club, and resolutions adopted at the testimonial to John W. Alex- 
ander, under the auspices of the Fine Arts Federation of New York in the City 
of New York, May 28, 1916. n. p. 1916. 16 p. por. pi. 8" 



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Banks, Gen. Nathaniel Prentice, memoir. Celebration of the centennial of the 
birth of General Nathaniel Prentice Banks, Waltham, Mass., January 30, 1916. 
[Waltham, Mass., Waltham Publishing Co., 1916.] 31 p. fcem. por. 8° 

Barton, Benjamin Smith, memoir. Benjamin Smith Barton, an American 
naturalist. By Edgar Fahs Smith, Provost, University of Pennsylvania. Ad- 
dress delivered before the alumni of the Graduate School, February 10, 1916. 
n. p. 1916. 27 p. 12° 

Cheever, Dr. David Williams, memoir. Memorial address: David Williams 
Cheever, A.M., M.D., LL.D. By George W. Gay, M.D. Reprinted from the 
Boston Medical and Surgical Journal, July 20, 1916. [Boston, Mass., Jamaica 
Printing Co.] 1916. 21 p. 8° 

Gill, Theodore Nicholas, memoir. National Academy of Sciences of the 
United States of America. Biographical memoir's, part of vol. 8. Biographical 
memoir of Theodore Nicholas Gill, 1837-1914. By William Healey Dall. Pre- 
sented to the Academy at the annual meeting, 1916. City of Washington, 
published by the National Academy of Sciences, July, 1916. p. 313-343, fcsm. 
por. 8° 

Hill, George William, memoir. National Academy of Sciences of the United 
States of America. Biographical memoirs, part of vol. 8. Biographical memoir 
of George William Hill, 1838-1914. By Ernest W. Brown. Presented to the 
Academy at the annual meeting, 1915. City of Washington, published by the 
National Academy of Sciences, June, 1916. p. 275-309, fcsm. por. 8° 

Putnam, Frederick Ward, memoir. Frederick Ward Putnam, 1839-1915. An 
appreciation, by Edward S. Morse. Read at the annual meeting of the trustees 
of the Peabody Museum of Salem and reprinted from the Historical Collections 
of the Essex Institute, vol. 52. Salem, Mass., Essex Institute, 1915. 8 p. por. 8° 

Stebbins, Col. Joseph, memoir. Joseph Stebbins, a pioneer at the outbreak of 
the Revolution. By George Sheldon. Salem, Mass., The Salem Press Co., 1916. 
15 p. fcsm. pi. 8° 

Bowdoin College, general catalogue. General catalogue of Bowdoin College 
and the Medical School of Maine, 1794-1912. Brunswick, Me., published by the 
College, 1912. 4 + [1] + 682 p. 8° 

HISTORICAL 

(a) General 

Massachusetts, biography. Encyclopedia of Massachusetts, biographical- 
genealogical. Compiled with assistance of the following advisory committee, 
William Richard Cutter, Eugene C. Gardner, Harlan Hoge Ballard, A.M., Rev. 
John H. Lockwood, A.M., Hon. Ellery Bicknell Crane, Charles French Read, 
Robert Samuel Rantoul, E. Alden Dyer, M.D. New York, Boston, Chicago, 
The American Historical Society (Inc.), 1916. 4 vols., fcsm. pi. por. 4° 

New Hampshire, seal and flag. History of the seal and flag of the State of 
New Hampshire. By Otis Grant Hammond, A.M. Published by order of the 
Governor and Council of the State of New Hampshire. [Concord, N. H., The 
Rumford Press.] 1916. 42 p. pi. 8° 

Pennsylvania archives. Pennsylvania Archives, seventh series, index to sixth 
series, edited by Thomas Lynch Montgomery. Harrisburg, Pa., C. E. Aughin- 
baugh, printer to the State of Pennsylvania, 1914. Vols. 1-5. 4 + 732; 733 — 
1468; 1469 - 2204; 2205 - 2940; 2941 - 3679 p. 8° 

Pennsylvania, biography. Encyclopedia of Pennsylvania biography. By 
John W. Jordan, LL.D. New York, Lewis Historical & Publishing Co., 1914- 
1916. 6 vols. fcsm. pi. por. F° 

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Albany, N. Y., deeds, 1678-1704. The University of the State of New York. 
New York State Library History bulletin 9. Early records of the city and county 
of Albany and colony of Rensselaerswyck. Vol. 2. (Deeds 3 and 4, 1678-1704.) 
Translated from the original Dutch by Jonathan Pearson, revised and edited by 



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A. J. F. Van Laer. Albany, The University of the State of New York, 1916. 
438 p. fcsm. 4° 

Boston, Mass., St Paul's Cathedral, site of. The site of Saint Paul's Cathe- 
dral, Boston, and its neighborhood. By Robert Means Lawrence, M.D. Boston, 
Richard G. Badger, publisher, The Gorham Press, 1916. 299 p. pi. 8° 

Bridgewater, Mass., vital records. Vital records of Bridgewater, Mass., to the 
year 1850. Vol. 1, births. Published by the New England Historic Genealogical 
Society at the Robert Henry Eddy Memorial Rooms at the charge of the Eddy 
Town-Record Fund. Boston, Mass., 1916. 360 p. 8° 

Bridgewater, Mass., vital records. Vital records of Bridgewater, Mass., to the 
year 1850. Vol. 2, marriages and deaths. Published by the New England 
Historic Genealogical Societv at the Robert Henry Eddy Memorial Rooms at the 
charge of the Eddy Town-R'ecord Fund. Boston, Mass., 1916. 588 p. 8° 

Cambridge, Mass., Harvard College, Commencement Days. Harvard com- 
mencement days, 1642-1916. By Albert Matthews. Reprinted from the Publi- 
cations of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 18. Cambridge, John 
Wilson & Son, 1916. p. 309-384, 8° 

Lancaster, Mass., First Church. Historical sketch of the First Church of 
Lancaster. By Marion Fuller Safford. Lancaster, published by the church, 
1916. 16 p. 12° 

Mount Vernon, Va. Mount Vernon, Washington's home and the Nation's" 
shrine. By Paul Wilstach. Garden City, N. Y., Doubleday, Page & Co., 1916. 
16 + [2] + 301 p. fcsm. il. map pi. por. 8° 

Nelson, N. H., Civil War Volunteers. Names and services of those, born or 
sometime resident in Nelson, N. H., who, as volunteers, answered the call to arms 
for the preservation of the Union. 1861-1865. Together with program of 
exercises on the dedication of a tablet, inscribed to their memory, celebrating the 
fiftieth anniversary of the close of the war, under the auspices of the Nelson Picnic 
Association, at their thirty-seventh annual gathering, August 18, 1915. [New 
York, The Evening Post Job Printing Office, 1916.] 90 p. fcsm. 8° 

New Ashford, Mass., vital records. Vital records of New Ashford, Mass., to 
the year 1850. Published by the New England Historic Genealogical Society at 
the Robert Henry Eddy Memorial Rooms at the charge of the Eddy Town- 
Record Fund. Boston, Mass., 1916. 43 p. 8° 

New York, N. Y., Dyckman House. The Dyckman House, built about 1783, 
restored and presented to the City of New York in 1916. [The Gilliss Press, 
1916.] 47 p. il. pi. 8° 

Historical account of house, park, and museum. 

Rochester, N. Y., reminiscences of. Reminiscences of early Rochester. A 
paper read before the Rochester Historical Society, December 27, 1915. By 
Augustus Hopkins Strong, D.D. The Rochester Historical Society, 1916. 
18 p. 8- 

Salisbury, Conn., vital records. Historical collections relating to the town of 
Salisbury, Litchfield Co., Conn., vol. 2. Arrarjged and published by the Salisbury 
Association, Inc. n. p. [The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Co.] 1916. 208 p. pi. 8° 

SOCIETIES and MAGAZINES 

American Irish Historical Society. The journal of the American Irish His- 
torical Society. Issued quarterly, January, April, July, and October. John G. 
Coyle, M.D., Edward J. McGuire, Thomas Zanslaur Lee, editorial board. Pub- 
lication office, 10 Depot St., Concord, N. H. Vol. 1, nos. 1 and 2. 121; 123-277 
p. pi. por. 8° 

Bangor Historical Society. Proceedings of the Bangor Historical Society, 
1914-1915. Bangor, Me. [Bangor Co-operative Printing Co.] 1916. 88 p. 
pi. 8° 

Bunker Hill Monument Association. Proceedings of the Bunker Hill Monu- 
ment Association at the annual meeting, June 17, 1916. Boston, published by 
the Association, 1916. 67 p. 8° 



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Ipswich Historical Society. Publications of the Ipswich Historical Society. 
Vol. 21. Augustine Heard and his friends. By Thomas Franklin Waters. 
Printed for the Historical Society. [Salem, Mass., Newcomb & Gauss.] 1916. 
120 p. pi. por. 8° 

Maiden Historical Society. The register of the Maiden Historical Society, 
Maiden, Mass., no. 4, 1915-1916. Edited by the Committee on Publication. 
Lynn, Mass., Frank S. Whitten, printer, 1916. 117 p. fcsm. pi. por. 8° 

I National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. National yearbook, 

1916. The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Contain- 
ing list of the general officers and of national committees for 1916; national 
charter; constitution and by-laws; officers of state societies and local chapters; 
proceedings of Newark Congress, May 15, 16; banquet, May 16; meeting of 
trustees and executive committee; records of members enrolled from May 16, 
1915, to April 30, 1916. [By A. Howard Clark. Washington, D. C, Press of 
Judd & Detweiler, Inc., 1916.] 355 p. fcsm. pi. por. 8° 

New York State Historical Association. Proceedings of the New York State 
Historical Association. The sixteenth annual meeting, with constitution, by- 
laws, and list of members. Vol. 14. Published by the New York State Historical 
Association, 1915. 2 + 504 p. fcsm. map pi. por. 8° 

Society of Colonial Daughters of the Seventeenth Century. Society of Colonial 
Daughters of the Seventeenth Century, organization, constitution, by-laws, 
membership. Brooklyn, N. Y., 1916. 176 p. 8° 

Society of Colonial Wars, Connecticut Address by William Douglas Macken- 
zie, D.D., LL.D., at the twenty-fourth general court of the Society of Colonial 
Wars in the State of Connecticut, May 10, 1916. Published by the Society. 
Hartford, 1916. 23 p. 8° 

Society of Colonial Wars, Vermont The Society of Colonial Wars in the State 
of Vermont, 1916. "The Albany plan of union." Burlington, Free Press Print- 
ing Co., 1916. 58 p. il. pi. 8° 

Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Samuel Ashley Chap- 
• ter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Claremont, N. H., list of officers and 

members, 1916-1917. Organized February 15, 1897. [26] p. 12° 

Society of Genealogists of London. The Society of Genealogists of London, 
incorporated May 8, 1911. Fourth annual report, 1915-1916. Society's rooms, 
5 Bloomsbury Square, London, W. C. [London and Reading, Eastern Press, 
Limited, 1916.] 19 p. 8° 

University of Illinois Studies in the Social Sciences. University of Illinois 
Studies in the Social Sciences. Vol. 5, no. 2. June, 1916. The life of Jesse W. 
Fell. By Frances Milton I. Morehouse, A.M. Urbana, published by the Uni- 
versity of Illinois, 1916. 129 p. 8° Price 60 cts. 

Vermont Historical Society. Proceedings of the Vermont Historical Society for 
the years 1913-1914. Copyrighted by the Vermont Historical Society, 1915. 
310 p. fcsm. por. 8° 

Vineland Historical Magazine. The Vineland Historical Magazine, devoted to 
history, biography, genealogy. July, 1916. Vol. 1, no. 3. Published quarterly 
by the Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society. Vineland, N. J., 1916, 
p. 33-48, 4° 

Westerly Historical Society. Three papers delivered before the Westerly 
Historical Society of Westerly, R. I., during the years 1913 to 1915, with record of 
organization, a copy of charter and a list of the members. Westerly, R. I., The 
Utter Co., printers, 1915. 32 p. il. 8° 



THE 
NEW ENGLAND 

HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL 

REGISTER 



APRIL, 1917 



FREDERICK LEWIS GAY, A.B. 

By John Henbt Edmonds of Boston, Mass. 



Fkedekick Lewis Gay, antiquary, a resident member of the New 
England Historic Genealogical Society, from 1876 to the end of 1884 
and again from 1892 until his death, died at his residence in Brookline, 
Mass., 3 March 1916. 

He was born in Boston, Mass., 28 October 1856, the eldest son of 
Dr. George Henry and Elizabeth Greenough (Lewis) Gay and eighth 
in descent from John Gay, who came to New England about 1630 
and settled at Watertown, Mass. John Gay was admitted freeman 
6 May 1635, and, with others of Watertown, founded Dedham, Mass., 
or, as it was at first called, Contentment, 6 September 1636. Among 
the Gay connections may be mentioned Rev. Ebenezer Gay (1696- 
1787), pastor of the First Parish at Hingham for sixty-nine years, 
• whose sermons are well represented in the library of his brother's 
descendant. 

John 1 Gay married Joanna, said to have been a Widow Baldwicke, 
and had eleven children, including Nathaniel, 2 born 11 January 
1642/3, who married Lydia Starr, niece of Eleazar Lusher. They 
had Lusher, 3 born 26 September 1685 and causing no end of trouble 
to officials and genealogists who persist in writing him Luther. 
Lusher married Mary Ellis and lived at the Clapboard Trees in Ded- 
ham, where their son Lusher 4 was born 13 December 1716. On 
becoming of age, his father gave him, under date of 20 June 1738, a 
tract of land in Thompson Parish, Killingly, Conn., with "buildings 
and fruit trees thereon." Marrying Mary Colburn of Dedham, 
11 April 1739, he removed to Thompson, and there their son Lusher^ 
was born 21 March 1740/1. He married, 30 April 1761, Judith 
Green of Thompson, and they had Willard, 6 born 30 November 1761, 
who later removed to Dedham, Mass., and became a prominent 
citizen there, being the first president of the Dedham Bank. Willard 
married Sarah Colburn of Dedham, daughter of Timothy and Zip- 
porah (Ellis) Colburn, and their third son, George, 7 was born at Ded- 
ham 1 March 1790. He was graduated at Harvard College in 1810, 
studied law, and practised his profession in Boston with David A. 
Simmons. He married, 17 September 1818, Nancy, daughter of 
Joseph and Ann (Phillips) Lovering, and their third son, George 

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100 Frederick Lewis Gay [April 

Henry, 8 was born in Boston 23 March 1823. He was graduated at 
Harvard College in 1842, and received the degree of Doctor of 
Medicine in 1845. He was a surgeon of national repute, being 
visiting surgeon of the Massachusetts General Hospital for twenty- 
three years. He saw considerable service during the Civil War, and 
in October 1862 reported to the surgeon general of Massachusetts 
"A few remarks on the primary treatment of wounds received in 
battle." He had married, 21 November 1855, Elizabeth Greenough 
Lewis, daughter of Dr. Winslow and Emeline (Richards) Lewis, and 
their eldest son, Frederick Lewis, 9 the subject of this memoir, was 
born in Boston 28 October 1856. 

As usual with a family that has remained in New England from its 
founding, the connections are far reaching, and it was noticeable that 
search, either genealogical or historical, often far afield, would time 
and time again lead Mr. Gay to his own. His mother was descended 
from George Lewis, who came from East Greenwich, co. Kent, 
England, before 1633, and eventually settled at Barnstable in 1640. 
She was granddaughter of Thomas Greenough, Jr., who was de- 
scended from Capt. William Greenough, who married, 10 October 
1660, Ruth Swift of Dorchester, Mass. ; and her father, Dr. Winslow 
Lewis, consulting physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital, 
the Boston City Hospital, and the Carney Hospital, president of 
the Boston Numismatic Society, 1861-1866, president of the New 
England Historic Genealogical Society, 1861-1866, grand master 
of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts, A. F. and A. M., 1855, 
1856, 1860, overseer of Harvard College, 1856-1868, was the son 
of Capt. Winslow Lewis of Boston, who could claim kinship with 
Edward Winslow of Plymouth. Among the other connections are 
included Mistress Anne Hutchinson, Sir Richard Saltonstall, Dr. John 
Clark, and Sir Charles Hobby. In fact the Clark and the Salton- 
stall coats of arms on wooden panels, rescued from the partially 
demolished Clark-Frankland House, adorn the dining room of Mr. 
Gay's late residence in Brookline, and, if done in America, are cer- 
tainly worthy samples of early American art. 

Frederick Lewis Gay went, or rather ran, to the Boston Latin 
School from his home in Park Square across the Long Path on the 
Common. He was graduated with the Class of 1874, and entered 
Harvard College with the Class of 1878, but gave up his college course 
in order to enter the Harvard Medical School, intending to follow in 
his father's and grandfather's footsteps. After spending some time 
at the Medical School he left it without obtaining his degree, though 
from the time he was a small boy until his death he was known 
familiarly by many of his friends as ' ' Doctor." Among his classmates 
at Harvard were Emmons Blaine, Howard Mendenhall Buck, M.D., 
Edward Changing, Ph.D., Charles Harrington, M.D., John Homans, 
M.D., Harrison Gray Otis, Judge William Sullivan, Benjamin Welles, 
and Henry Wheeler. In 1903 he received from Harvard the degree 
of Bachelor of Arts out of course. 

Accepting a position in the treasurer's office of the Atchison, Topeka 
and Santa Fe Railway, he removed to Chicago, HI., and entered the 
employ of this company, where his classmate Emmons Blaine had 



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preceded him. On 5 June 1889 he married in Dorchester, Mass., 
Josephine, daughter of Aaron Warner and Josephine (Vila) Spencer, 
and shortly afterwards he returned to Boston to live, later moving to 
Fisher Hill, Brookline. 

While in college he was elected to membership in the New England 
Historic Genealogical Society, 6 September. 1876, as of Cambridge, 
Mass.; and in the Register of January 1877 he made his entrance 
into genealogical circles by noting the omission, from George D. 
Phippen's Saltonstall Pedigree, of Martha, the sister of Sir Richard 
Saltonstall, who married Dr. John Clark of Newbury, Mass. Part of 
bis proof was the above-mentioned Clark and Saltonstall coats of arms. 
The correction was duly accepted by Mr. Phippen. In January 1879 
he communicated to the Register "William Clark's Genealogical 
Statement," dated Boston, October 1731, which was followed by his 
"John Gay of Dedham, Massachusetts, and some of his Descendants." 
This has since been continued and extended by D. Williams Patterson 
and Dr. Warren Fisher Gay, and has grown from a pamphlet of 15 
pages to a volume of 402 pages, all carefully and conscientiously done, 
with a list of authorities and a good index. In 1884 Mr. Gay left 'the 
Society, but entered again in 1892 as of Brookline. He served on 
the Council of the Society in 1906 and 1907, and was a member of the 
Committee on Finance in 1906 and of the Committee on Papers and 
Essays in 1907. In July and October 1907 he co mmuni cated to the 
Register, from the original in his possession, the "Marriages solem- 
nized by the Rev. Jeremiah Barnard, Amherst, N. H., 1780-1829." 
His last contribution to the Register was in April 1915, when the 
Maverick transcripts furnished by him were of material assistance 
in preparing the article on the Maverick family communicated by 
the Committee on English Research. 

Among the families in whose history Mr. Gay made exhaustive 
searches are those of Allin of Dedham, Bellingham, Byles, Carver, 
Child, Coit, Cookson, Crowne, Dabney, Ellis of Dedham, Fisher, 
Gardner of Brookline, Gay, Gold, Gooch, Green of Boston, Greenough, 
Head, Higginson, Hobby, Hubbart of Boston, Johnston, Kilcup, 
Lake, Lewis, Lewis of Dedham, Lidgett, Lovering, Mackworth, 
Malcolm, Mascarene, Marston, Mather, Maverick, Pelham, Phillips 
of Saco, Phips, Proctor, Sears, Smith, Southack, Spencer, Staniford, 
Thacher, Tilton, and Valentine. 

While his study and research were at first genealogical, they gradu- 
ally became historical as well, embracing the local history of Dedham, 
Brookline, Boston, Harvard College, Marblehead, etc., and finally 
including the history of New England from its founding to the Revo- 
lution, as well as the history of its neighbors, Acadia, Nova Scotia, 
and Canada. As a natural consequence of such a study he was 
familiar with the " Calendar of State Papers, Colonial Series, America 
and West Indies," and the various other calendars of papers in the 
British Museum and elsewhere, but in a way not usually followed. 
Instead of using the printed indexes, he would read carefully through 
each volume as it came out, noting that which interested him. Not 
being satisfied with the brief calendar which was made from an Eng- 
lish, not from an American, point of view, he early began to have 



102 Frederick Lewis Gay [April 

transcripts made from the originals, a practice later followed by the 
Library of Congress. His collection, which is briefly described in 
"A Rough List of a Collection of Transcripts relating to the History 
of New England, 1630-1776," Brookline, 1913, amounted in all to 
10,000 folio pages, bound in 59 volumes. Since his death and that 
of his brother, Dr. Warren Fisher Gay, these transcripts have been 
presented to the Massachusetts Historical Society, conditional on 
their freest possible use by historical students of serious interest. 
Some idea of the broadness of this collection may be gathered from 
the following groups: State Papers, Plymouth Papers, Temple 
Papers, Sedgwick Papers, Peter Papers, Baxter Papers, Phips Papers, 
Knepp Journal, Kidd Papers, Cotton Mather's Letters to the Royal 
Society, Miscellaneous Papers, Acadia Papers, Nova Scotia Papers, 
Mascarene Papers, Andrew Oliver's Letter Book, Peter Oliver's Origin 
and Progress of the American Revolution, Elisha Hutchinson's Letter 
Book, Gov. Thomas Hutchinson's Letters to Lord Hardwick, Calen- 
dar of Hutchinson Papers, Admiral Graves Papers. 

The grandson of Dr. Winslow Lewis, who on his death in 1875 was 
possessed of a library of 10,000 volumes, Mr. Gay naturally inherited 
a taste for books. Starting with about 3000 of his grandfather's, he 
gradually built up a library equal to it in number, pertaining to the 
history of New England and its neighbors, which had no equal as a 

; working library in this country. His purchases were made carefully 

along certain well-defined lines, and principally as the result of his 
own study, though in the earlier days he was materially aided by the 

; suggestions of his good friend, the late George Emery Littlefield. 

He had a personal knowledge of the contents of each book and its 
location in his library, and had catalogued only those printed before 
1800. The library consisted of genealogies, town histories, proceed- 
ings and collections of historical and genealogical societies, vital 
records, Americana (including many "not in Evans"), books on early 
New England theology (all of which he had read), pilots, maps and 
charts, and some manuscripts, though he usually left the collecting 
of manuscripts to others. In addition, in the last few years he had 
acquired a collection of English Civil War tracts, 1640-1661, which 
had no equal in private hands. Amounting to some 4000 tracts and 
1200 newspapers, it owed its origin to his interest in Rev. Hugh Peter, 
sometime of Marblehead, saint or sinner, fourth pastor of the Church 
in Salem, a member of the first Board of Overseers of Harvard College, 
who planned to establish the College either in Salem or Marblehead, 
agent to England for the Colony, colonel in Cromwell's army, chap- 
lain in chief to the Protector, Regicide and possibly masked execu- 
tioner of Charles L, who was himself duly hung, drawn, and quartered 
in London, 17 October 1660. J. B. Williams, Esq., had made a 
violent attack on the reverend gentleman in the London Notes and 
Queries. In an endeavor to see whether he had quoted his authorities 
in their entirety Mr. Gay started collecting the tracts referred to, and 
before he realized it he had become a recognized collector of Civil 
War tracts. In the meantime the Harvard College Library had 
started along similar fines, in order to supplement its collection of 
English Literature made under the direction of Mr. Edgar Huide- 



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koper Wells, a classmate of Mr. Gay's brother, Ernest Lewis Gay. 
Soon the competitors joined forces, and Mr. Gay was appointed 
curator of British and American Historical Tracts, for the purpose 
of developing the two collections so that they might supplement each 
other and of bringing them together eventually in his room in the 
Harvard College Library. Mr. Gay's collection of Civil War tracts 
and newspapers in its entirety has been given to the Harvard College 
Library by Mrs. Gay and his two brothers, Dr. Warren Fisher Gay 
and Ernest Lewis Gay, both since deceased. The Gay and Harvard 
collections of tracts, each amounting to about 4000, with others 
already in the stacks, augmented by two large purchases of tracts 
and broadsides, are now being blended into one collection which will 
be known as the Gay Collection, and when completed it will have no 
equal outside of the Thomason Collection in the British Museum, 
which numbers 14,942 tracts and broadsides. 

On 15 March 1893 Mr. Gay was elected to membership in The 
Colonial Society of Massachusetts, and was thenceforth an active 
member of this organization. He presented to the Society Louis 
XIII's commission to Charles de la Tour as lieutenant-general of 
Acadia, in 1631. In April 1895 he first definitely located Gov. John 
Winthrop's mansion house, at what is now 53 State Street. He was 
elected registrar of the Society in 1899, and held that office until 
his death. The condition of the Harvard College records being 
brought to his attention in 1902, he paid for the copying and printing 
of volumes 1, 3, 4, and 5, which will soon appear as volumes 15 and 
16 of the Society's Publications. 

On 25 April 1906 Mr. Gay was elected to membership in the 
American Antiquarian Society; and at the centenary celebration, 
16 October 1912, he presented the Society with the original manu- 
script "Records of the Council for New England, 1622-1623," 
which closely follows the Bradford Manuscript in its historical 
importance. 

On 8 January 1914 he was duly elected to membership in the 
Massachusetts Historical Society. Later he communicated to the 
Society some notes on Gawen Brown and his son, Mather Brown the 
artist, accompanied by a reproduction from his original of the portrait 
of the latter, painted by himself, in which the artist, evidently in order 
to please his aunts, the Misses Byles of Nassau Green, represented 
himself as much younger than he was. Mather Brown, or, as he was 
first called, Mather Byles Brown, grandson of Rev. Mather Byles, 
was instructed first in drawing by his aunt and then in painting by 
Gilbert Stuart, and completed his training under Benjamin West. 
Some of his portraits have decidedly Stuart characteristics, while his 
historical paintings show plainly West's influence. His painting 
of Louis XVI saying farewell to his family, now in possession of Mrs. 
Gay, is a fine example of the latter. Later Mr. Gay contributed a 
note on Rev. Francis Marbury, father of Anne Hutchinson, his 
ancestress, in which he established the date of her marriage to William 
Hutchinson, which, though it had been some time in print, had been 
overlooked by genealogists. He also included "The conference 
betweene mee [Francis Merburie] and the Bishop of London . . . the 



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[April 



5. of November . . . 1578," which clearly shows that Mistress Anne 
came by her argumentative spirit naturally. This was reprinted from 
"A parte of a register," printed about 1593, and the last book that 
Mr. Gay received was "The seconde parte," printed in Cambridge, 
England, in 1915. 

He was a member of the Dedham Historical Society for twenty-six 
years, and was much interested in its Register. His collection of 
Dedham imprints, amounting to over 200 items, many of them rare, 
has been given to the Society. In point of membership he was the 
third oldest of the Club of Odd Volumes, having been elected in 1890. 
He was also a member of the Essex Book and Print Club, the Marine 
Museum, the Champlain Society, the Naval History Society, the 
Bostonian Society, the Brookline Historical Society, the Marblehead 
Historical Society, an honorary member of the Harvard Memorial 
Society, a director of the Bunker Hill Monument Association, and 
president of the Prince Society. He belonged also to the Tavern 
Club, the Harvard Club, the Somerset Club, the Eastern Yacht Club, 
and the Boston Yacht Club. 

As "The Pelham Club, Boston," he issued twelve photogravure 
reproductions of the mezzotints engraved in America by Peter Pel- 
ham, with a portrait of John Adams as well. He reproduced by 
photolithography the Seller Map of New England, 1675, and the 
Pound Map of New England and Mattathusetts Bay, i.e., Boston 
Harbor, 1691, from the originals in the Library of Congress. In 
1904 he issued a special edition of one hundred copies of "A De- 
scriptive Catalogue of an Exhibition of Early Engraving in America 
[at the Museum of Fine Arts], December 12, 1904-February 5, 1905," 
followed in 1907 by "A Descriptive Catalogue of the Massachusetts 
Exhibit of Colonial Books at the Jamestown Exhibition," in an 
edition of three hundred copies, which in its way is a literary curiosity, 
. being a privately printed book bearing the seal of the Commonwealth. 
His "Rough List of a Collection of Transcripts" was issued in 1913, 
in an edition of seventy-five copies, which was naturally limited, as it 
carried with it an invitation to use this collection in the library of the 
owner. 

In conjunction with Mr. George Francis Dow of the Essex Institute, 
Salem, he published in 1914 an edition of two hundred copies of 
"Synopsis Medicinae, or A Compendium of Galenical and Chymical 
Physick showing the Art of Healing according to the Precepts of 
Galen & Paracelsus," from the original manuscript compiled by 
Zerobabel Endecott, son of Governor Endecott, in 1677, and in the 
possession of Mr. Gay, Mr. Dow contributing an introduction and 
annotations. 

He was a regular contributor to the genealogical columns of the 
Transcript, and his writings occasionally appeared also elsewhere. 
In The Nation of 11 February 1909 his article entitled "The First 
American Play" places that event as early as 1606. In the Harvard 
Alumni Bulletin of 26 May 1915 he pleaded for the proper recognition 
in the Quinquennial Catalogue of Mr. Nathaniel Eaton as the first 
"Master of Harvard College and President Designate." 

Comparatively few of Mr. Gay's own studies, either in genealogy or 



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history, have been published over his signature, but he was constantly 
aiding and assisting others if once satisfied that they were conscientious 
students. With the late George Lamb of Cambridge he was practically 
responsible for all of the information from manuscript sources in the 
books of the late George Emery Littlefield, and to Mr. Gay personally 
is due the credit of proving that the first printing office in English North 
America was situated on Holyoke Street rather than on Dunster Street, 
Cambridge. It was no uncommon thing for him to receive a request 
for information which would mean a month's work before it could be 
answered, and in most cases the recipient would think that he was 
only biding his time to write. Evidence of his reading and work 
can be found in any and all of his books. His knowledge of sources 
was remarkable. He was always ready with a kindly word of advice 
and with his books, manuscripts, maps, engravings, paintings, and 
notes, to assist any student of New England history. His fund of 
general knowledge was very large, but he had also specialized in 
about twenty subjects, such as Harvard College, Dedham, Brook- 
line, Marblehead, the Hollis Street Church, early cartographers, 
engravers, painters, and the like, and he was never at a loss for a 
reference. 

From first to last Mr. Gay's one ambition was to advance the 
study of the history of New England from contemporary sources. 
Time and time again, with a subject well in hand, he stepped aside 
in favor of one who, he thought, was better able to handle the sub- 
ject, and turned over to his fellow worker the results of his own 
untiring labor. As Mr. Wortbington C. Ford fitly says: "Such 
generosity is rare, and in him was natural and attractive, free from 
a jealousy of discovery or a craving for sole possession." 



THE ENGLISH HOME AND ANCESTRY 

OF 
RICHARD SEAMER OR SEMER OF HARTFORD, CONN. 

Communicated by George D. Seymoitb of New Haven, Conn., from researches 
by J. Gabdneb Babtlett of Boston, Mass., and London, Eng. 

During the last half century various statements have appeared in 
print regarding the English home and ancestry of Richard Seamer 
or Semer, one of the early settlers of Hartford, Conn., and the pro- 
genitor of the Seymours of Connecticut and New York. Recent 
researches in England by Mr. J. Gardner Bartlett of Boston, Mass., 
and of London have definitely settled the question, and Richard 
Seamer now takes his place with men of co. Essex who followed 
Rev. Thomas Hooker to Hartford. Mr. Bartlett's investigations 
present the emigrant first at home at Sawbridge worth, co. Herts, on 
the border of co. Essex, with his family and kinsfolk, then in the same 
company at Hartford, Conn., and finally at Norwalk, Conn., where 
he died and is buried. These researches, as thus far prosecuted, show 



106 English Home and Ancestry of Richard Seamer [April 

no connection between the family of the emigrant to New England 
and the historic English family of Seymour. The writer takes great 
pleasure in communicating the results of Mr. Bartlett's work to the 
Register, and hopes that at some time in the near future Mr. Bart- 
lett may be asked by the American family to continue his investiga- 
tions in England, in order to ascertain, if possible, the home of the 
emigrant's family before its settlement at Sawbridgeworth. The 
writer also hopes, now that the English home and ancestry of Richard 
Seamer, the emigrant, have been settled, that members of the family 
interested in its history may unite in arranging to have Miss Mary 
Kingsbury Talcott of Hartford prepare for the press and print the 
family history on which she has been so long at work. 

The evidences discovered by Mr. Bartlett in England are as fol- 
lows: 

The Will* of John Seamer of Southhannyngfeilde, co. Essex [undated]. 
To Margerie Browne £3 in three months. To Elizabeth Browne 40s. at 
marriage or eighteen years. To Jone Hedgman 40s. in one year. To 
Rychard Seamer and Thomas Seamer 40s. each in two years. To Rychard 
Bell 6s. 8d. at marriage. To Mathew Walker 6s. 8d. in one year. All 
residue of goods to wife Elyne for life, with remainder to my son John Seamer, 
sole executor. Overseer: my son Wyllm Seamer. Witnesses: Rychard 
Marshall, Gilbert Amand. Proved 1550. (Commissary Court of London 
for Essex and Herts [Somerset House], 1550, original will.) 

The Will of John Semaee of Sabridgeworth, co. Herts, 7 October 1605. 
To my son Robert a table. To my daughter Annie my "wafer yernes."t 
To my sons John and Peter 6d. each. To my daughters Jane and Dorothy 
a bed each. All residue to my wife [unnamed], who is to be executrix, and 
my son Robert is to be executor. Witnesses: Thomas Browne, Mathew 
Thorowgood. Proved 13 November 1605. (Commissary Court of London 
for Essex and Herts [Somerset House], 1605, no. 126, original will.) 

The Will of William Waller of Sabridgeworth, co. Herts, 1 April 1603. 
To my wife Joan the messuage in Sabridgeworth where I now dwell, until my 
son William be of age; if he die before he be of age, remainder to said wife for 
life, with reversion at her death to my brother John's son William, who is to 
pay £10 to his brothers and sisters, £10 to the children of my sister Joan, £3 
to the children of my sister Elizabeth Monk, and 40s. to my sister Bridget. 
All residue to my wife Joan, executrix. Overseers: Mr. Thomas Hart of 
Sabridgeworth and John Watson of Shering. Witnesses: Robert Snell, 
Thorn. Hurst, John Watson. Proved 25 May 1603. (Commissary Court 
of London for Essex and Herts [Somerset House], 1603, no. 90, original 
will.) 

The nuncupative Will of Roger Ruscoe of Sabridgeworth, co. Herts, 
laborer, made 16 May 1618, gave all his goods to his wife Sarah. Witnesses: 
Tho: Crispe, George Jacob, Rich: Robson, Dorothy Tyler. The next day 
(on which he died) he gave said goods, after his wife's death, to his son John, 
except 20s. each to his daughters Mercy and Katherine. Witnesses: Avice 
Walden, Alice Heath. Administration was granted 26 June 1618 to relict 
Sarah. (Commissary Court of London for Essex and Herts [Somerset 
House], 1618, original will.) 

* Of this and the following wills abstracts only are given, 
t Waffle irons. 



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From the Parish Registers of Sawbridgeworth, co. Herts* 

Baptisms 
1562 Annis Seymer daughter of John 6 March [1562/3]. 
1565 [The baptisms of this year are missing.] 
1567 Jone Seymer daughter of John 18 October. 
1570 Mary Seymer 28 October. 

1573 "Robert Seymer bapt y 6 xxxth day of Nouember 1573." 

1574 Jone Waller daughter of John 25 March.f 
1576 John Seymer 30 September. 

1576 John Waller 9 December.! 

1577 Annys Waller daughter of John 17 November.f 

1578 "Elizabeth Waller was baptized y jrijth of December."! 

1579 Mary Waller daughter of John 24 May.f 
1579 Dorotey Seymor 6 September. 

1581 Margaret Waller 6 August.! 

1582 Peter Seymer 11 February [1582/3]. 

1583 William Waller 1 September.! 

1583 William Seymer 9 February [1583/4]. 

1604 "Richard Seamer y 6 sonne of Robert Seymer was baptised ye xxvij th 

day of January" [1604/5]. 
1632 "Thomas the sonne of Richard & Mercy Seamer was Bapt. July 15." 

1634 "Mary the daughter of Richard Semer was Bapt. January 9" [1634/5]. 

1635 Edward son of Nathaniel Seamer 16 April. 

1636 "Mercy the daughter of Richard Semer was Bapt. July 8." 

1637 Roger son of John Ruscoe 16 April. 

J Marriages 

1560 John Seymer and Jone Androw 11 November. 
1562 John Seymer and Dyzory Porter 9 May. 
1572 John Waller and Ellyn Boram 7 September. 

1575 John Waller and Elizabeth Bayford 11 September. 

1583 William Waller and Jone Sheperdman 26 November. 

1584 Thomas Waller and Angell Canton 11 November. 

1603 " Robert Seymer and Elizabeth Waller wer married y 6 xiv of November." 
1631 "Richard Seamer and Mercy Ruscoe ware maried the 18 Aprill." 

Burials 

1561 "Jone Seymer was buryed y* thirde day of October." 
1587 William son of John Seymer 22 August. 

1593 John Waller 17 April. 

1605 "John Seymer y 6 elder was buryed y 6 xxiij th day of October." 

1634 "The widdow Ruscoe being about the age of 80 yeares was Buryed 

August 5." 

1635 "Mary the daughter of Richard Semer was Buryed Aprill 3." 
1635 Edward son of Nathaniell Semer 11 August. 

1637 "Robert Semer was Buryed August 23." 

* These registers were searched from their beginning in 1560 to 1650. All Seamer 
and Ruscoe entries were taken for that period, but no Waller items were taken after 
1603. 

No Seamer or Ruscoe entries appear in the registers of the eleven following parishes 
in the vicinity of Sawbridgeworth during the periods for which they have been severally 
examined, viz.: Bishops-Stortford, 1561-1650, Eastwick, 1555-1645, Much Hadham, 
1659-1645, Little Hadham, 1559-1645, Hunsdon, 1546-1645, Thorley, 1539-1645, and 
Widford, 1562-1645, all in co. Herts; and Farnham, 1558-1645, Great Hallingbury, 
1538-1645, Manuden, 1561-1645, and Stansted-Montfichet, 1558-1645, all in co. Essex. 
The early registers of Birchanger, Little Hallingbury, Hatfield-Broad-Oak, and Harlow, 
all in co. Essex, are lost. 

t Other records prove that this infant was a child of John and Ellyn (Boram) Waller. 

t Other records prove that this infant was a child of John and Elizabeth (Bayford) 
Waller. 



108 English Home and Ancestry of Richard Seamer [April 

From the Paeish Registers op Ware, co. Herts, 1558-1640 

Baptisms 
1617 Nathaniel Seamer son of John 19 October. 
1639 Edward Seamer son of Zacharias & Phebe 29 October. 

Marriages 

1616 John Seamer and Frauncis Deardes 5 February [1616/17]. 
1637 Zacharias Seamer and Febe Bennett 13 November. 

Burial 

1617 Nathaniell Seamer 6 February [1617/18]. 

From the Parish Registers of Gilston, co. Herts, 1558-1650 

1639 Humfrey Browne and Elizabeth Seamer married by licence 5 September. 

From Marriage Licences Granted bt the Bishop of London* 

1569 John Semer and Matthea Walker, spinster, of South Hanningfield, 
22 August. 

1589 William Compton, scrivener, and Ellen Waller, widow, of Sabridgeford, 
co. Essex [sic], relict of John Waller, of same, weaver, 26 August. 

1604 Richard Seamer, of Ramsden Belhouse, co. Essex, carpenter, and Mar- 
garet Lylbourne, of Downham, said county, spinster, daughter of 
Henry Lylbourne, of Mourton, said county, husbandman; at Mour- 
ton aforesaid, 24 January [1604/5]. 

From the foregoing evidences, from records in New England, and 
from a few other sources which will be noted, the following Seamer 
pedigree has been compiled: 

1. John Semare, of Sawbridgeworth, co. Herts, England, born prob- 
ably about 1535, grandfather of the emigrant Richard Seamer or 
Semer, is the earliest member of this line who has been positively 
traced. Where he was born is not known, but he evidently lived 
continuously" at Sawbridgeworth from the time of his marriage until 
his death, his burial taking place on 23 Oct. 1605. He left a will, 
dated 7 Oct. 1605 and proved 13 Nov. 1605, an abstract of which has 
been given above. Sawbridgeworth is a rural parish in co. Herts, 
extending to the eastern boundary line of this county and bordering 
on co. Essex. It is about twenty-five miles northeast of London, and 
has at present a population of about two thousand. The local pro- 
nunciation of the name is "Sapsearth." 

He married first, 11 Nov. 1560, Jone Androw, who was buried 
3 Oct. 1561, leaving no issue; and secondly, 9 May 1562, Dyzory 
Porter, who survived him. 

Children by second wife, recorded at Sawbridgeworth : 

i. Annis, bapt. 6 Mar. 1562/3; mentioned in her father's will in 1605. 

ii. Jone, bapt. 18 Oct. 1567; mentioned in her father's will in 1605. 

hi. Mart, bapt. 28 Oct. 1570; not named in her father's will; probably 
d. young. 
2. iv. Robert, bapt. 30 Nov. 1573; mentioned in his father's will in 1605. 

v. John, bapt. 30 Sept. 1576; mentioned in his father's will in 1605; 
probably the John who m. at Ware, co. Herts (seven miles west 
of Sawbridgeworth), 5 Feb. 1616/17, Frances Deardes. Child: 

* These licences have been printed in Publications of the Harleian Society, vol. 25 
(Allegations for Marriage Licences issued by the Bishop of London, 1520 to 1610). 



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1. Nathanid, bapt. at Ware 19 Oct. 1617; bur. there 6 Feb. 

1617/18. 
vi. Dorothy, bapt. 6 Sept. 1579; mentioned in her father's will in 1605. 
vii. Peter, bapt. 11 Feb. 1582/3; mentioned in his father's will in 1605; 

further history untraced. 
viii. William, bapt. 9 Feb. 1583/4; bur. 22 Aug. 1587. 

2. Robert Seymer (John), of Sawbridgeworth, co. Herts, Eng- 
land, baptized there 30 Nov. 1573, was executor of the will 
of his father in 1605. His marriage in 1603 and the bap- 
tism in 1604/5 of one child, Richard, are recorded in Saw- 

. bridgeworth; but it is very probable that he soon afterwards 
removed to some neighboring parish, where he lived several 
years, while other children were born to him, the records of 
whose baptisms have not been found or may now be lost. 
He was buried at Sawbridgeworth 23 Aug. 1637. He left no 
will, nor can any record of administration on his estate be 
found. 

He married at Sawbridgeworth, 14 Nov. 1603, Elizabeth 
Waller, baptized there 12 Dec. 1578, daughter and second 
child of John and Elizabeth (Bayford) Waller and niece of 
William Waller, the .testator of 1603, an abstract of whose 
will has been given above. . . 

Children: 

3. i. Richard, the emigrant to New England, bapt. at Sawbridgeworth 
27 Jan. 1604/5. 

ii. Nathaniel (probably s. of Robert and probably b. abt. 1607). A 
Nathaniel Seamer, whose parentage has not been proved, but who 
may well have been a son of Robert, had one child, recorded at 
Sawbridgeworth: 1. Edward, bapt. 16 Apr. 1635; bur. 11 Aug. 
1635. 

iii. Zechariah (probably s. of Robert and probably b. abt. 1610). A 
Zechariah Seamer, whose parentage has not been established, is 
found at Ware, co. Herts, only six miles west of Sawbridgeworth. 
He was very likely a son of Robert, as Richard Seamer, the emi- 
grant to New England, had a son Zechariah, who probably was 
named for this presumed uncle. Zechariah Seamer of Ware m. 
there, 13 Nov. 1637, Phebe Bennett. Child: 1. Edward, bapt. 
at Ware 29 Oct. 1639. 

iv. Elizabeth (possibly dau. of Robert). An Elizabeth Seamer, whose 
parentage has not been established, m. at Gilston, co. Herts, the 
parish adjoining Sawbridgeworth on the southwest, 5 Sept. 1639, 
Humphrey Browne. 

v. Mary (possibly dau. of Robert). A Mary Simmor, commonly 
supposed to be a sister of the emigrant Richard Seamer, 
although no proof of any relationship has been found, m. 
(1) at Hartford, Conn., 29 Sept. 1644, Thomas Gridley, who d. 
there in 1655; m. (2) Dea. John Langdon of Farmington, Conn., 
who d. in 1689. Children by first husband: 1. Samuel, b. 
25 Nov. 1647. 2. Thomas, b. in 1650. Children by second 
husband: 3. Samuel. 4. Joseph. 5. Elizabeth. 

3. Richard Seamer or Semer (Robert, John), the emigrant to 
New England, was baptized at Sawbridgeworth, co. Herts, 
England, 27 Jan. 1604/5, the eldest child of Robert and 
Elizabeth (Waller) Seymer. Between 1630 and 1637 the 
records of his marriage to Mercy Ruscoe, the baptisms of three 
of his children, and the burial of one of these children appear 
in the parish registers of Sawbridgeworth ; but after 1637 no 



110 English How& and Ancestry of Richard Seamer [April 

trace of him is to be found there or in any of the neighboring 
parishes. His father was buried 23 Aug. 1637; and as the 
spring was the usual time for emigration to New England, it 
may be concluded that he soon settled the affairs of his 
father's estate and in the spring of 1638 left England for New 
England, where he appears in 1639 as a proprietor and in- 
habitant of Hartford, Conn. The first mention of him at 
Hartford is in Feb. 1639/40, when he is found as a grantee 
from William Ruscoe, who was evidently a kinsman of 
Richard Seamer's wife.* 

It seems probable that the emigration of Richard Seamer 
to New England was due to the influence of Rev. Thomas 
Hooker. This zealous Puritan minister and protochampion 
of American democracy was born in Leicestershire, England, 
in 1586, received from Emmanuel College, Cambridge, the 
degrees of A.B. in 1608 and A.M. in 1611, became a clergy- 
man, and after 1620 was settled at Chelmsford, in the centre of 
the county of Essex, a region in which he taught and preached 
for several years until 1630, when he was silenced for non- 
conformity and driven into exile in Holland. During these 
years in Essex he secured a following throughout the county, 
and his influence also doubtless extended into the neighbor- 
ing county of Herts, as Sawbridgeworth, the parish in that 
county nearest to Chelmsford, is less than fifteen miles to the 
west of the latter town and is directly on the ancient main 
highway between the towns of Chelmsford and Hertford. 
Hooker and some of his adherents came to New England in 
1633, and others soon followed; at first they settled in New- 
towne (now Cambridge), Mass., but in 1635 they began to 
remove to Connecticut, where they founded the town of 
Hartford. Of the one hundred and thirty-six proprietors of 
Hartford listed in 1640, at least half were emigrants from the 
county of Essex, England; so that when Richard Seamer 
arrived in New England about 1638-9 and settled at Hart- 
ford, he was in a community where he must have found many 
former acquaintances from Old England besides the family of 
William Ruscoe, who were his wife's relatives. 

In 1651 Richard Seamer and Nathaniel and John Ruscoe 
of Hartford (sons of William Ruscoe from Billericay, near 
Chelmsford, co. Essex, England) were among the fourteen 
original patentees of Norwalk, Conn., at least seven of whom 
were of County Essex origin; and Richard Seamer and John 
Ruscoe soon removed from Hartford and settled at Norwalk, 
their homesteads facing each other on opposite sides of the 
same street. In 1655 Richard Seamer was chosen one of 
the townsmen (selectmen) of Norwalk, but he died about 
September of that year, leaving a will of which his wife's 
kinsman, John Ruscoe, was one of the witnesses. The page 
on which this will is recorded is now damaged; but what 
remains legible is as follows: 

• Vide infra, p. 113. 



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" [Torn and illegible] Richard Semer [torn] being very week & sike 
[torn] god's great mercy in [torn] doe leve this as my [torn] doe first 
will and [torn] dust of w h it was [torn] the hands of god that gave 
it. [torn] bequeath unto my Loving wife Mercy Seamer my whole 
estate: viz: my house & lands Cattle and all my moveables: except 
that it is my will that my eldest sonn Thomas should have two 
steeres [illegible] yeare old and upward and my best cartt: thease to 
receive soon after my deceas: It is alsoe my Will that my other three 
sons, John & Zachary and Richard receive out of this totall estate 
the sum of forty pounds each of them viz: fourty pounds to John 
and fourty pounds to Zachary and forty pounds to Richard: duly 
and faythfully to be payd to them severally at the age of twenty-one 
years Unles the Executors of this my Will shall see cause to doe it 
sooner. It is alsoe my Will that my loving Wife should have the 
dispose of my three sons John Zachary & Richard untill such 
time as they shall be fit to receive and dispose of ther Estate: It is 
alsoe my Will and apoyntment that my loving Wife Mercy: Togather 
with my faythfull freind Richard Olmsteed be the sole Executors 
and A dminis trators of this my last Will and Testament The afore- 
said Legasies and all Lawfull debts and demands duly discharged by 
my loving Wife Mercy: It is my Will that shee posses and enjoy all 
the rest of my Estate. To this my last will and testament I have 
set to my hand this 29th July 1655: The mark of Richard Seamer. 
In the presence of us, Thomas Handford, Jno Rescoe." Proved 
25 October 1655. The inventory, taken by Mathew Campfeild and 
Richard Olmsteed, amounted to £255. 9s. (Fairfield Probate 
Records, vol. 1, p. 6.) 

Richard Seamer married at Sawbridgeworth, co. Herts, 
England, 18 Apr. 1631, Mercy Ruscoe, born probably about 
1610, daughter of Roger Ruscoe of Sawbridgeworth, the 
testator of 1618, an abstract of whose will has been given 
above, by his wife Sarah, and probably granddaughter of the 
Widow Hannah Ruscoe who was buried there 5 Aug. 1634, 
aged about 80 years. Mercy (Ruscoe) Seamer came with 
her husband to New England about 1638-9, survived him, 
and married secondly, 25 Nov. 1655, as his second wife, John 
Steele of Farmington, Conn., formerly of Hartford, who was 
secretary of the Colony of Connecticut 1636-1639, and 
deputy many times between 1639 and 1657, and who died in 
1665. On 30 Oct. 1668 John Semer, Zackery Semer, and 
Richard Semer acknowledged the receipt from Mr. John 
Steele, deceased, of six score pounds sterling, or forty pounds 
each, in full account of the legacies due them by the last will 
of their father Richard Semer, deceased, the witnesses to this 
receipt being Samuell Steele and Tho: Semer. (Fairfield 
Probate Records, vol. 2, p. 33.) 

Children: 

i. Thomas, bapt. at Sawbridgeworth, co. Herts, Eng., 15 July 1632; 
d. at Norwalk, Conn., abt. Oct. 1712; m. (1) at Norwalk, 5 Jan. 
1653/4, Hannah Maevtn, b. in co. Essex, Eng., abt. Oct. 1634, 
d. after 1680, dau. of Matthew and Elizabeth; m. (2) Elizabeth 

. He was brought to New England by his parents abt. 

1638-9, when he was abt. six years old, and lived at Hartford, 
Conn., until abt. 1651 ; when he went with his parents to Norwalk. 
At his father's death m 1655 he was the only one of the children 






112 English Home and Ancestry of Richard Seamer [April 

of age; and as his mother soon remarried and removed to Far- 
mington, Conn., with her younger children, Thomas succeeded 
to his father's lands in Norwalk, where he lived until his 
death. His will, dated 22 Sept. 1712, was proved 7 Nov. 1712. 
Children by first wife, b. at Norwalk: 1. Hannah, b. 12 Dec. 1654; 
m. Francis Bushnell. 2. Abigail, b. in Jan. 1655/6; m. Thomas 
Picket. 3. Mary (twin), b. in Sept. 1658; m. Joshua Bushnell. 
4. Sarah (twin), b. in Sept. 1658. 5. Thomas, b. in Sept. 1660; 
d. young. 6. Elizabeth, b. in Dec. 1663; probably d. young. 7. 
Mercy, b. in Nov. 1666. 8. Matthew, b. in May 1669; m. Sarah 
Hayes. 9. John, b. in 1671; m. Sarah Gregory. 10. Elizabeth, 
b. in Dec. 1673. 11. Rebecca, b. in Jan. 1675/6. 

ii. Mary, bapt. at Sawbridgeworth, co. Herts, Eng., 9 Jan. 1634/5; 
bur. there 3 Apr. 1635. 

iii. Mercy, bapt. at Sawbridgeworth, co. Herts, Eng., 8 July 1636; no 
further record of her has been found. 

iv. John, b., probably in New England, abt. 1639; d. at Hartford, 
Conn., in 1713; m. abt. 1665 Mary Watson, dau. of John and 
Margaret of Hartford. After the death of his father in 1655 he 
probably lived a few years with his mother in Farmington, Conn., 
and abt. 1663 settled at Hartford, Conn., where he lived until his 
death. His will, dated 10 Dec. 1712, was proved 3 Aug. 1713. 
Children, b. at Hartford: 1. John, b. 12 June 1666; d. 17 May 
1748; m. 19 Dec. 1683 Elizabeth Webster, dau. of Hon. Bobert 
and Susanna (Treat); had issue. 2. Thomas, b. 12 Mar. 1668/9; 
m. (1) in Feb. 1700 Buth Norton; m. (2) 21 June 1711 Mary 
Waters. 3. Mary, b. in Nov. 1670. 4. Zachary, b. 22 Dec. 
1672; d. young. 5. Margaret, b. 17 Jan. 1673/4. 6. Richard, 
b. 11 Feb. 1675/6. 7. Jonathan, b. 10 Jan. 1677/8; d. young. 
8. Nathaniel, b. 6 Nov. 1680; d. young. 9. Zachary, b. 10 Jan. 
1683/4. 

v. Zechariah, b. at Hartford, Conn., abt. 1642; d. at Wethersfield, 
Conn., in Aug. 1702, aged 60 years; m. at Wethersfield, 9 Feb. 
1687/8, Mary Gritt. After the death of his father in 1655 he 
probably lived for several years with his mother at Farmington, 
Conn., and settled later at Wethersfield. His wilL dated 14 Apr. 
1702, was proved 11 Nov. 1702. Children, b. at Wethersfield: 
1. Mary, b. 26 Jan. 1688/9; m. Henry Grimes. 2. Elizabeth, b. 
28 Jan. 1691/2; m. Gideon Belding. 3. Abigail, b. 15 May 1694; 
m. James Ensign. 4. Ruth, b. 10 Apr. 1699. 

vi. Capt. Bichard, of Farmington, Conn., b. at Hartford, Conn., 

Erobably abt. 1645; d. in 1710; m. abt. 1674 Hannah Woodruff, 
. abt. 1648, dau. of Matthew and Hannah of Farmington. 
Administration on his estate was granted 4 Dec. 1710 to his widow 
Hannah and 6on Samuel. Children, b. at Farmington: 1. 
Hannah, b. abt. 1675; m. (1) 29 Nov. 1692 Joseph Pomeroy of 
Northampton, Mass.; m. (2) 23 Oct. 1713 Josiah Hale of Suffield, 
Mas3. (now Suffield, Conn.). 2. Samuel, b. abt. 1678. 3. Mercy, 
bapt. 14 Jan. 1681/2; m. George Hubbard. 4. Ebenezer, bapt. 
1 Feb. 1683/4; m. Abigail Hollister. 5. Jonathan, bapt. 17 Apr. 
1687; m. Eunice Hollister. 

ADDENDA 

I. The Ruscoe Family of Sawbridgeworth, co. Herts 

1. Roger Ruscoe or Rescoe, of Sawbridgeworth, co. Herts, 
England, born probably about 1585, died 17 May 1618, having made 
his nuncupative will on the previous day.* He married Sarah 

, who survived him. He was probably a son of Widow Hannah 

Ruscoe, who was buried at Sawbridgeworth 5 Aug. 1634, aged about 80 

• Vide supra, p. 106. 



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years. This family name is extremely rare in England, having been 
found in a very few instances and only in the counties of Essex and 
Herts.* The earliest mention yet found of the name is in 1545, 
when John Rouscoue, alien, was assessed 3s. 4d. for goods at Great 
Dunmow, co. Essex, in a subsidy of 37 Henry VIII. (Lay Sub- 
sidies, 109/297.) This place is about ten miles east of Sawbridge- 
worth and the same distance north of Chelmsford. The name Ruscoe 
is probably of Flemish or Dutch origin, and evidently the family came 
into England during the sixteenth century, when there was consider- 
able Huguenot immigration from across the English Channel, espe- 
cially of textile workers, who settled in the cloth-manufacturing 
towns in Essex and Suffolk. 
Children : 

i. Mercy, b. abt. 1610; m. (1) at Sawbridgeworth, 18 Apr. 1631, 
Richard Seamer, with whom she emigrated to New England 
abt. 1638-9; m. (2) 25 Nov. 1655 John Steele of Farmington, 
Conn., formerly of Hartford, Conn. (Vide supra, p. 111.) 

ii. John, b. abt. 1613. Child: 1. Roger, bapt. at Sawbridgeworth 
16 Apr. 1637. 

iii. Katherine, b. abt. 1616. 

II. The Ruscoe Family of Billeeicat, co. Essex, 
and of New England 

1. William Ruscoe or Rescoe, born about 1593, came to New 

» England in the spring of 1635 in the ship Increase, the passenger list 

stating that W m Rusco, husbandman, aged 41, his wife Rebecca, 

aged 40, and his four children, Sara, aged 9, Marie, aged 7, Samvel 

I aged 5, and W m , aged 1, embarked at London 13 Apr. 1635, the father 

having a certificate from the minister of Billericay, co. Essex, that he 
was not a subsidy man. (Drake's "Founders of New England," p. 
22.) Evidences in New England show that, in addition to the four 
children above-named, William Ruscoe had also two older sons, 
named Nathaniel and John, the omission of whose names from the 
shipping list seems strange. This William Ruscoe was doubtless a 
near relative of Roger Ruscoe of Sawbridgeworth, probably a younger 
brother. The name is variously spelled Ruscoe, Rescoe, Reskewe, 
Reskoe, Rescue, Rescowe, etc. Tradition in the Ruscoe family of 
Norwalk, Conn., has persistently claimed a Huguenot origin for the 
family. 

William Ruscoe was evidently an adherent of Rev. Thomas 
Hooker, as he first settled with the latter at Newtowne (now Cam- 
bridge), Mass., and then in 1636 followed him to Hartford, Conn., 
where in Feb. 1639/40 he appears as a grantor to Richard Seemer, 
and on 14 Dec. 1650 as a grantee from Richard Semer. (Hartford 
Land Records, vol. 1, pp. 167, 77.) In Feb. 1649/50 he was appointed 
to keep the prison at Hartford. Before 27 Aug. 1657 he had followed 
his son John to Norwalk, Conn., as he appears in a list of inhabitants 
there at that date. He continues to appear in Norwalk records until 
as late as 15 July 1665, when as "William Rescoe of Norwalk" he 

• Roscoe, an old family name found in Lancashire and Cheshire, is of different 
origin from the family name under consideration. 



114 English Home and Ancestry of Richard Seamer [April 

sold his homestead there to Joseph Fenn for £60, his son, "John 
Ruskoe," being one of the witnesses to this deed. He then removed 
across the Sound to Jamaica, L. L, where he died in 1682. 

The Will of William Ruscoe of Jamaica, L. I., 5 August 1680. To sou 
John, now living in Norwalk in New England, 5s. To the children of my 
daughter Sarah £20 among them, when of age. To Alice, daughter of my 
son Samuel, pewter utensils. To son Samuel all lands, houses, etc. Wife 
[unnamed] to be executrix. Witnesses: Peter Smyth, William Creed, 
Thomas Williams. Proved 13 December 1682. (Abstracts of Wills on File 
in the Surrogate's Office, City of New York, vol. 1, p. 121, published in Collec- 
tions of the New-York Historical Society.) 

He married first, in England, about 1620, Rebecca , born 

about 1594, who came with him to New England in the spring of 
1635 but died soon thereafter; and secondly, at Cambridge, Mass., 
in Feb. or Mar. 1635/6, Hester Musse, a widow. On 24 Mar. 
1635/6 "I William Ruskew now husband of the lat widdow Hester 
must haue by her Consent sold vnto John Beniamin one accar of 
of grownd," etc. (Proprietors' Records of Cambridge, p. 36.) 
Children by first wife, born in England: 

i. Nathaniel, b. abt. 1620; d. at Haddam, Conn., while on a visit 
there, in July 1673; m. at Hartford, Conn., 11 Nov. 1645, Joanna 
Corlet, probably a sister of Elijah Corlet of Cambridge, Mass., 
the famous schoolmaster. He is mentioned as a proprietor of 
Hartford, Conn., in 1640, and as one of the original patentees of 
Norwalk, Conn., in 1651, but he did not remove from Hartford. 
On 1 May 1667 his father, William Ruscoe, conveyed to him all his 
lands in Hartford that were then undisposed of. (Hartford Land 
Records, vol. 1, p. 469.) His nuncupative will, made 23 July 
1673, gave half his estate to his wife and half to his son Nathaniel, 
except a heifer to his kinswoman ; Mary Browne, and a horse and 
a pig to Benjamin [sic, Benoni] Newton, the latter being his 
apprenticed servant. The son Nathaniel and widow Joanna 
made an agreement about the estate on 13 Aug. 1673. (Hartford 
Probate Records, vol. 3, pp. 109-110.) Child: 1. Nathaniel, of 
Hartford, and later of Southampton, L. I., b. abt. 1650. 

ii. John, b. abt. 1623; d. intestate at Norwalk, Conn., in 1702; m. at 
Hartford, Conn., 2 Jan. 1650/1, Rebecca Beebe. He was of 
Hartford until 1651, when he became one of the fourteen original 
proprietors of Norwalk, Conn., whither he removed with Richard 
Seamer, whose will he witnessed in 1655. The inventory of his 
estate was taken 20 Nov. 1702, and the estate was divided by 
agreement among his heirs, Thomas Ruscoe, Mary Ruscoe, Re- 
becca Browne, Ruth Abbott, Sarah Ruscoe, and son-in-law Wil- 
liam Lees. (Fairfield Probate Records, vol. 5, pp. 1-2.) Chil- 
dren, b. at Norwalk: 1. Mary, d. unm. 2. John, d. young. 3. 
Rebecca, m. James Brown. 4. Thomas, d. in 1739; m. Abigail 
; nine children. 5. Sarah, m. in 1703 Thomas Rockwell. 

6. Ruth, m. John Abbott. 7. MehUable, m. William Lees. 

iii. Sarah, b. abt. 1625; d. at Saybrook, Conn., in Jan. 1687/8; m. (1) 
at Hartford, Conn., 10 Dec. 1646, Henry Cole, with whom she 
resided at Middletown and later at Wallingford, Conn., where he 
d. in 1676; m. (2) in 1679 Robert Bull. Children by first 
husband: 1. Henry, b. 20 Sept. 1647. 2. James, b. 8 Feb. 
1649/50. 3. John, b. 14 Feb. 1651/2. 4. William, b. 25 Apr. 
1653. 5. Sarah, b. 22 Oct. 1654. 6. Samuel, b. 10 Sept. 1656. 

7. Mary, b. 11 June 1658. 8. Joanna, b. 1 Aug. 1661. 9. 
Abigail, b. 28 Oct. 1664. 10. Rebecca, b. 8 Apr. 1667. 

iv. Mart, b. abt. 1627; m. at Hartford, Conn., 19 Aug. 1647, Hugh 
Welles of Wethersfield, Conn., who d. at Wethersfield 22 Dec. 



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115 



1678. Children: 1. John, b. 24 May 1648. 2. Mary, b. 15 Aug. 

1649; d. young. 3. Mary, b. 15 Oct. 1650. 4. Rebecca, b. 

10 Jan. 1651/2. 5. Sarah. 
v. Samuel, b. abt. 1629; d. young, 
vi. William, b. abt. 1633; d. unm. before 1680. 

Child by second wife: 

vii. Samuel, b. at Hartford ? Conn., 12 Mar. 1647/8; m. Meect . 

He removed with his father to Norwalk, Conn., and later to 
Jamaica { L. I., where he succeeded to his father's homestead. 
He had issue. 



RECORD OF DEATHS KEPT BY MRS. SALLY DEWEY 

OF MIDDLEBURY, VT. 

Copied and communicated by Willis Alonzo Dewey, M.D., of Ann Arbor, Mich. 

[Concluded from page 57] 

Mar. 9, 1857 Mr. Reuben L. Fuller died aged 43 years, 3 mos. 21 days. 
Mar. 30, 1857 Mr. Theodore Halladay died, aged 75. [Son of Azariah 

f Halladay.] 

Apr. 2, 1857 Mr. Boardman died. [Timothy Boardman, aged 71.] 
Apr. 11, 1857 Deacon Cyrus Porter died aged 62. 
May 18, 1857 Mr. Nathaniel Spencer's wife died. 
Sept. 1, 1857 Mrs. Abba Seeley died. [Abby F. (Goodrich), wife of Smith 

K. Seeley, aged 28.] 
Sept. 4, 1857 Old Mr. Timothy Mathews died aged 93. [A Revolutionary 

soldier, born at Stoneham, Mass., 17 Nov. 1764.] 
Sept. 26, 1857 Mr. Charles Sullinge died, aged 83. 
Oct. 27, 1857 Mrs. Eleanor Selleck died aged 97. 
Nov. 11, 1857 Mr. Calvin Nichols died aged 64 years. 
Nov. 21, 1857 Mr. Horatio Seymour died aged 80 years. [Son of Maj. 

Moses and Mary (Marsh) Seymour.] 
Dec. 3, 1857 Mr. Julius A. Beckwith died aged 37. [Son of Zachariah 

and Julia (Smith) Beckwith.] 
Dec. 4, 1857 Mr. Samuel B. Bent died. 
Dec. 25, 1857 Sarah, daughter of Earl Cushman, died aged 20. 
Jan. 25, 1858 Miss Lucy Wadsworth died aged 81. 
Feb. 24, 1858 Mrs. Spencer died. 
Mar. 2, 1858 Mr. Amos Mathews died. 
Mar. 24, 1858 Mr. Edward Brooks died; of New Haven. 
Mar. 28, 1858 Mrs. Foot died. 
Apr. 10, 1858 Mr. Nathan Carpenter died. [Son of Nathan 6 and grandson 

of Gideon. 6 Vide supra, Feb. 11, 1842.] 
May 20, 1858 Mrs. Douglass died. 
May 27, 1858 Mr. William Hammond died. 
May 31, 1858 Mr. Farnel was burnt to death in his hollow. 
July 15, 1858 Mrs. Sally Lomis died.* 

* Her gravestone calls her Sarah C. Loomis, wife of Peter Foster. She was Sarah 
Morton, born 7 Mar. 1773, daughter of Seth and Hephzibah (Packard) Morton. She 
married (1) Peter Foster, who died 26 Dec. 1812, in his 62d year; and (2), as his 
second wife, Freedom Loomis, who died 9 July 1822, in his 56th year. The first wife 
of Freedom Loomis was Olive, daughter of Abisha Washburn. She died 11 Oct. 1811, 
in her 48th year. 

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116 Record of Deaths at Middlebury, Vt. r [April 

Aug. 2, 1858 Elmore Yale died aged 10 years. Son of Mindrus Yale. 

Aug. 7, 1858 She that was Mary Piper died. [Daughter of Silas Piper.] 

Aug. 15, 1858 Mr. Grant's daughter died. 

Aug. 19, 1858 Mrs. Havens died. [Wife of Elijah Havens.] 

Aug. 21, 1858 Mr. Martin S. Dorance died, aged 58. 

Aug. 29, 1858 Mr. Nichols, son of Mr. David Nichols brought to be buried 

from France. 
Sept. 26, 1858 Mr. Lampheres daughter buried from the poor house. 
Oct. 15, 1858 Mr. Pond died. 
Nov. 1, 1858 Mr. Barrows son died. 

Nov. 5, 1858 Mrs. Mary Frary, wife of Harvey Frary aged 28. 
Nov. 9, 1858 Mr. Silas Piper's wife died, aged 67. [Elizabeth.] 
Nov. 22, 1858 Mr. Gideon Carpenter died aged 66. [Son of Nathan and 

Hannah (Lurvey) Carpenter.] 
Dec. 13, 1858 Mrs. Fletcher named Emma died, aged 23. 
Jan. 21, 1859 Eunice Dewey formerly Carpenter, wife of Josiah E. Dewey, 

daughter of Nathan and Eunice Converse Carpenter, died 

aged 32 years. 
Jan. 25, 1859 Mrs. Ellen How, daughter of Mr. Edward Barber was buried, 

aged 24. 
Feb. 18, 1859 Mr. Harvey died. 

Feb. 18, 1859 Mrs. Caroline Johnson died. [Daughter of Moses and Han- 
nah (Keep) Sheldon and widow of Austin Johnson.] 
Apr. 17, 1859 Maryann Langworthy died. 
Apr. 20, 1859 Mr. Howard died. 
May 18, 1859 Uncle Earl Cushman's wife named Lucy died. [Lucy 

(Young) Cushman.] 
Sept. 11, 1859 Mr. Holland Everts died, aged 56. 
Sept. 12, 1859 Mr. Eber Cogswell's son Henry died aged 17 years, 2 mos., 

and 26 days. 
Sept. 30, 1859 Mr. Asa Chapman died. 

Oct. 20, 1859 Mr. Timothy Boardsman's child named Mary died, aged 4. 
Oct. 21, 1859 Mr. Henry Cad/s child died. 
Oct. 24, 1859 John Eales [Eells] died aged 27 years. 
Oct. 24, 1859 In Cornwall of the Typhoid Fever, George Perkill age 27. 
Oct. 30, 1859 Miss Carry Nichols died in Cornwell aged 23. 
Nov. 3, 1859 Guilford Sanborn, M.D. aged 32 years died. 
Feb. 13, 1860 Mrs. Mary Wheeler died aged 60 years. 
Feb. 13, 1860 Mr. William Johnson's son aged 5 years, 7 months. 
Mar. 3, 1860 Marcia Hooker, daughter of Nathan and Eunice Carpenter, 

wife of Carlos Hooker, died. 
Mar. 29, 1860 Mr. Fredric Smith's wife named Eliza died aged 51. 
Mar. 30, 1860 Mr. Rila Sumner died in the 27th year of his age. 
Apr. 10, 1860 The Widow Bells daughter died. 
Apr. 14, 1860 Mr. Powel died. 
Apr. 16, 1860 Miss Elizabeth Wallace died, aged 57. 
Apr. 20, 1860 D. Billing's daughter died. 
Apr. 21, 1860 Rosetta Wood died. 
May 4, 1860 Mr. Powells daughter died. 
Sept. 22, 1860 Mr. Harvy Wilcox died aged 61. 
Nov. 17, 1860 Mr. Daniel Judd died aged 54. 

1860 At Forestdale, Mrs. Anna Chapman died, wife of Whitman 

Chapman, aged 63 years. 
Dec. 11, 1860 Julia Severance died. 
Dec. 14, 1860 Mr. Mussy's son was found dead in his bed. 
Dec. 20, 1860 Mr. Clay's son died. 
Dec. 25, 1860 Mrs. Pearson died. 



1917] Record of Deaths at Middlebury, Vt. 117 

Mr. Silas Piper died aged 76. 

Mrs. Tilden died. 

Mr. Horace Semore [Seymour] was found froze to death. 

Mrs. Harriet Tillotson, wife of Chandler Tillotson, died 

aged 53. 
Kitta Louisa Nichols, child of John Nichols, aged 7 mos. 
Mr. Philip Tucker of Vergennes died. 
Jo O'Flanigan died. 
Adelfi Lee died, the wife of Mr. Lee. 
Henry Bennet died aged 22 years and some months. [Son 

of Daniel and Martha (Dewey) Bennett.] 
Old Mrs. Hier died. 

Mr. Lees wife died with the heart complaint. 
Old Mr. Preston died. [Asa Preston.] 
Mr. Abner Everts hung himself, aged 81. 
Old Mr. Charles Eager died, aet 67. 
Josiah Cushman died aged 39 the next Dec. 25th. 
Mr. Remson's daughter Eliza died aged 18. 
Mr. Walter Langworthy's wife died. 
Mary Goodrich died, daughter of Otis and Mercy Goodrich, 

aet. 23. 
Julia Baker died aged 16. [Daughter of "Blind Man" John 

Baker.] 
Mrs. Cummings died. 
Mr. Ruluf Lawrence was buried. 
Mr. Flavel Beech died. 
Mrs. Brewster's daughter died aged 46. 
Mr. Augustus Mathew's child died. 
Mr. Beckwith died aged 66. 

Mr. Hiram W. Wicker's wife named Adeline died aged 45. 
Mrs. Gifford died aged 62. 

Mrs. Bolton died aet. 44. [Sarah, wife of S. R. Bolton.] 
Mrs. Phebe Bush died, daughter of Samuel Eldridge. 
Mr. Farr was buried. 
Mr. Levets son James died aged 26. 
Mr. Gillman died. 

Old Mrs. Sybil Robinson died, aet. 83. 
Mr. Fredric Swift died at Harrison's Landing and was 

brought home. 
Minnie Dewey died aged 6 mos. [Daughter of Noble Still- 
man and Alice Dewey.] 
Mr. Plumley's wife died. 
Anna Louise Goodrich, daughter of W illiam Goodrich, died 

aged 18 years. 
Mrs. Williams, she that was Axa Comphrey died. 
In Fulton, Iowa, Mr. Chester Goodrich died, formerly from 

this town, aged 46 years. [Son of Amos 8 Goodrich. 

Vide supra, Apr. 24, 1839.] 
Quincy E. Blazo, eldest son of Joseph Blazo died aged 24. 
Mr. Charles Linsly died. 
Mrs. Potters son died. 

Mariam Parker, wife of Solomon Parker, died aged 60 years. 
Mr. Leach died. 

Mrs. Millar the wife of Mr. Ep. Millar died. 
Mr. Joseph Warner's wife died, aged 34. 
She that was Sarah Crane died aged 20. 
Mr. Frances died. 



Dec. 


31, 


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Jan. 


3, 


1861 


Feb. 


7. 


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Mar. 22, 


1861 


Apr. 


5, 


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10, 


1861 


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13, 


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June 13, 


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June 26, 


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July 23, 


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July 25, 


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28, 


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4, 


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17, 


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Nov. 


26, 


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4, 


1861 


Dec. 


5, 


1861 


Dec. 


17, 


1861 


Dec. 


26, 


1861 


Jan. 


17, 


1862 


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2, 


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Feb. 


4, 


1862 


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13, 


1862 


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13, 


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15, 


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17, 


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18, 


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24, 


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30, 


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June 15, 


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June 18, 


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11, 


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July 


27, 


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July 


28, 


1862 


Aug. 


9, 


1862 


Aug. 


15, 


1862 


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20, 


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21, 


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2, 


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3, 


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4, 


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5, 


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8, 


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1862 


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118 Record of Deaths at Middlebury, Vt. [April 

Dec. 18, 1862 Ellen Blazo died aged 25. 

Dec. 25, 1862 Mr. [Joseph] Blazo her father died aged 57. [He married 

Clementina Dow.] 
Jan. 16, 1863 John Dyer, Junior's wife Celia died. 
Feb. 1, 1863 Mr. Moody's son William was brought here and buried. 
Feb. 14, 1863 William Burns died. 
Feb. 21, 1863 Mr. Amos Mathew's wife died. 

Mar. 1, 1863 Mr. Omro Comstock's daughter Mary died aged 7 yrs. 3 mos. 
Mar. 22, 1863 Ashabel Lee died at Fairfax Courthouse. 
Mar. 22, 1863 Mrs. Ives died. 

Mar. 22, 1863 Mr. Bidwell's son 10 yrs old hung himself accidentally. 
Mar. 23, 1863 Mr. Comstock's sod died. 
Mar. 23, 1863 Mr. Lewis Hope lost a child. 
Mar. 23, 1863 Dr. Ross' wife's mother died. 
Mar. 24, 1863 Mr. Oramel Comstock died aged 36. 
Mar. 30 — Apr. 20, 1863 The Rev. W. Winchester lost three children. 
Apr. 11, 1863 Mr. George Eager and Mr. Fredrick Johnson were drowned 

in New Haven River. Mr. Johnson was 31. 
Apr. 16, 1863 Capt. Rufus Story aged 90. 
Apr. 18, 1863 Mr. Rose died aged 73. 

May 3, 1863 Mr. James Hide's child died with Scarlet Fever, age 6. 
June 14, 1863 Mrs. Tracy's child aged 3 years died. 
June 18, 1863 Mrs. Shurtliff died. 
July 24, 1863 Aunt Mary Chase Cushmann wife of Ichabod Cushman died, 

aged 75. 
July 30, 1863 Captain Joel Boardman died aged 97. 
Aug. 23, 1863 Dr. Marshall's wife died. 
Aug. 23, 1863 Mr. Olmsted's son died. 
Aug. 23, 1863 Anna Conroe died. 

Sept. 19, 1863 Mrs. Eunice Ripley, wife of Shubel Ripley, died aged 71. 
Sept. 23, 1863 Old Mr. Kinworthy died. 
Sept. 27, 1863 Nellie M. Mussy died aged 22. 
Sept. 28, 1863 John Eager died aged 9 years 2 months. [Son of George and 

Adeline (Everts) Eager.] 
Nov. 1, 1863 Mrs. Betsy Stearnes the wife of Noah Stearnes died age 66. 
Nov. 3, 1863 Mr. Nichols was brought here and buried. 
Dec. 3, 1863 In Ripton Dr. Zerah Porter in the 74th year of his age. 
Dec. 26, 1863 Mary Vales, she that was Mary Wilson's daughter died aged 

19 years. 
Dec. 27, 1863 Mr. Bill Foot died and was brought from Burlington. 

Aged 80 years. 
Jan. 16, 1864 Mr. Adams died. 
Jan. 17, 1864 Mrs. Lydia Mills, wife of William, died aged 42. Daughter 

of Mr. John Hackett. 
Jan. 17, 1864 Captain Joel Bordman's wife died aged 92. [Rebecca 

Boardman.] 
Jan. 17, 1864 Mr. Elisher Fuller was buried. Of New Haven. 
Feb. 21, 1864 Mr. Hosmer was brought here and buried. 
Feb. 26, 1864 Mrs. Benson's child died aged 7 years. 
Feb. 29, 1864 Mr. Edward H. Denison died aged 46. 
Mar. 4, 1864 Mr. Jacob Conroe died aged 56. 
Mar. 16, 1864 Miss Clarisa Chittendon died. 
Mar. 23, 1864 Miss Harriot Rogers died. 
Apr. 3, 1864 Mrs. Anna Huntington died aged 74. 
Apr. 6, 1864 Mrs. Cogswell died. [Betsey (Everts) Cogswell, sister of 

Abner Everts and wife of Luman Cogswell.] 
Apr. 6, 1864 Mrs. Fitch was brought from Albany and buried here, age 94. 






1917] Record of Deaths at Middlebury, Vt. 119 

Apr. 10, 1864 Mr. Ira Yale died, aet. 57. 

Apr. 11, 1864 Mr. Epaphro H. Seymore died. 
f Apr. 20, 1864 Dr. Kingsley's wife died. 

Apr. 20, 1864 Mr. Daniel Barret died. 

Apr. 20, 1864 Mrs. Harriet Foot died at her son's in Iowa, aged 76. The 
wife of the late Mr. Justice Foot. Her remains were 
brought to Middlebury to be deposited. 

May 13, 1864 Mrs. Owen wife of Benjamin F. Owen, died aged 44 years. 

June 12, 1864 George Cushman, son of Ichabod Cushman, died at Nash- 
ville, Tenn, aged 38. 

June 16, 1864 Mrs. Widow Howard's son died. 

June 21, 1864 Mrs. Jenison died, the woman who came in from the west 
with Aunt Caroline. 

July 21, 1864 Mr. Abbet died. 

Aug. 5, 1864 Mr. Kelsey died. 

Sept. 1, 1864 George Champlin was buried, aged 58. [He married Mary 
Willis.] 

Sept. 2, 1864 Mrs. Amy Blake was brought here and buried. 

Sept. 5, 1864 Dr. Mead's wife of Albany was thrown from a carriage. 

Sept. 9, 1864 Miss Hendrick of Ripton died. 

Sept. 23, 1864 Mrs. Louisa Nason, wife of Francis M. Nason, died aged 30. 

Sept. 25, 1864 Mrs. Caroline Holmes of N. Y. was buried. 

Oct. 6, 1864 Mr. Eli J. Mathews died. [Son of Timothy Matthews. He 
married Annie Lothrop.] 

Nov. 19, 1864 Julia Conroe died. 

Jan. 8, 1865 Old Mrs. Eager died in Massachusetts, aet 67. [Lucy (Hol- 
land), widow of Charles Eager.] 

Jan. 9, 1865 Mr. Hiram Monger's widow died. [Huldah Munger, aged 
73.] 

Jan. 24, 1865 Mr. Jonathan Smith died, aged 76 years 10 months. 

Jan. 30, 1865 Mr. Esra Crane was brought from Greenbush and buried 
here, aged 73. 

Feb. 7, 1865 Mr. Augustus Mathew's child died. 

Feb. 17, 1865 Mrs. Micheal's son named John was brought here and buried. 

Mar. 6,1865 Dr. Billings died. 

Mar. 7, 1865 Mr. Alfred Stowel died. 

Mar. 8, 1865 Mr. Mark Karney's wife of Salisbury died aged 52. 

May 3, 1865 Mr. Wallace Crook's wife died. 

May 18, 1865 Mr. Samuel S. Crook's wife Elizabeth died, aged 73. 

May 26, 1865 Mrs. Betsy Beach the widow of the late Flavel Beach died, 
aged 56. 

July 20, 1865 Mrs. Sarah Hackett, aged 80, widow of Mr. John Hackett 
died. 

July 25, 1865 Mr. Waldo Unsted's [Olmstead's] wife, Mary J., died aged 40. 

Aug. 12, 1865 Mr. George Morton died aged 33. 

Sept. 12, 1865 Mr. Plumley's son Fred died aged 7 years. 

Sept. 16, 1865 Mrs. Gillman and her child died. 

Sept. 23, 1865 Liza Fuller, daughter of Widow Fuller, died. 

Oct. 17, 1865 Mr. Daniel Bennett died aged 54. 

Oct. 18, 1865 Mr. William Goodrich's son died aged 17. 

Nov. 16, 1865 Mr. Hiram Rider died aged 31. 

Nov. 23, 1865 Edwin Dorrance died aged 23. 

Nov. 27, 1865 Mr. Asa Young died aged 69. 

Dec. 16, 1865 Henry Cobb died aged 25. 

Dec. 31, 1865 Mr. Joseph Warner died. 

Jan. 24, 1866 Mr. William Goodrich died aged 49. [Son of Amos 5 Good- 
rich. Vide supra, Apr. 24, 1839.] 



120 Record of Deaths at Middlebury, Vt. [April 

Miss Thirzy Adams died aged 75 years. 

Mary Seeley died, aged 27. 

Mr. Barnaba died aged 72. 

Mrs. Crampton died. 

Lilla Biglow of Brooklyn died aged 18. 

Mr. Chancy Fuller died. 

Mr. Hale died. 

Mr. Samuel Shelldon died aged 80. [At Salisbury, Vt. He 

was born at Salisbury, Conn., in 1786, and married Sarah, 

daughter of Holland Weeks.] 
Mr. Azro Goodrich died. 
Mrs. Hill died. 

Mr. Crook died one week after Mr. Shelldon. 
Mr. Bond died aged 30. 
Sqr. Chipman was buried. 

Mary Mitchel died, aet 18, daughter of James and Betsey. 
Carlos Hooker's son Edwin Hooker died aged 9 years. 
Mary Pinney died aged 16 years, 8 mos. 19 days. [Daughter 

of Almon W. and Lurana (Dewey) Pinney.] 
Mr. William Huting [perhaps Huntington] died in Iowa, 

Jackson Co., formerly of Middlebury, aged 65. 
Miss Abba Foster, daughter of Peter and Sarah, was brought 

here to be buried. Aet. 67. [Abby B. Foster, died 29 Dec. 

1866.] 
Jan. 1867 Mrs. Lois Mathews relict of Capt. Timothy Mathews, aged 

95. 
Mr. Adam's child named George died aged 1 year, 6 months. 
Mr. Wooworth died aged 90 years. 

Aunt Patty [(Dewey)] Bennett, wife of Daniel, died aged 55. 
Mr. Hooker was buried. [David Hooker, aet. 67.] 
Mr. Crain died aged 65. 
Mr. Kneeland Olmstead died, aet 57. 
Mrs. Lagroves died. 
Mrs. Ellen Clark, wife of Chancy Clark, died aged 22 yrs., 

1 mo. 
Mr. Comstock died aged 65. 
Mrs. Hayden died. 

Mrs. Sarah Mathews, the wife of Augustus, died aged 30 yrs. 
She that was Alvira Morton died. 
Mr. John Hacket, Jr., died at Brattleboro and was brought 

to Middlebury to be buried, aet. 52. 
Mrs. Nancy P. Kingsley died aged 71. 
Jane [(Wilson)] Doan died, wife of Schuyler Doan. 
James Cushman died aged 28 years. [Son of Earl Cushman, 

of Orwell, Vt.] 
Mrs. Norman Boardman died. 
Aunt Lovisa Morton died aged 62 last May. [Lovisa 

(Dewey), daughter of Stillman Dewey and wife of Daniel 

Morton.] 
Edward Morton's girl named Mary died aged 7 years. 
Mr. Simon Clark fell into the well at Lake Dunmore and died 

there. 
Mr. Fales' daughter died aged one year and 5 months. 
Mrs. Mary, wife of Mr. Norman Tupper, aged 71. 
Mr. Tracy's daughter died aged 3 months. 
«.ug. ±», iouo Old Mrs. Goodrich died aged 97. 
Sept. 2, 1868 Almon W. Pinney died aged 53 years and 11 months. 



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Jan. 


29, 


1866 


Jan. 


29, 


1866 


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11, 


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1866 


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18, 


1866 


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22, 


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Apr. 


27, 


1866 


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5, 


1866 


May 17, 


1866 


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8, 


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July 


1, 


1866 


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1866 


July 


27, 


1866 


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7, 


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31, 


1866 


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1867 


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8, 


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10, 


1867 


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1867 


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4, 


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June 


3, 


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4, 


1867 


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1, 


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9, 


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12, 


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31, 


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18, 


1867 


Nov. 


20, 


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6, 


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Jan. 


14, 


1868 


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4, 


1868 


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11, 


1868 


Mar. 


31, 


1868 


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14 


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July 


28 


1868 


Aug. 


6 


1868 


Aug. 


14 


1868 


Aug. 


17 


1868 


Aug. 


19 


1868 


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. 2 


,1868 



1917] Record of Deaths at Middlebury, Vt. 121 

Sept. 6, 1868 Charles Ford died. 

Sept. 8, 1868 Aunt Harriet S. [(Wadsworth)] Dewey died aged 70 years. 

[Wife of William Dewey.] 
Sept. 8, 1868 Mrs. Oril Winchester died in Madrid, N. Y., aged 84. 
Oct. 20,1868 Judge Tilden died. 
Nov. 22, 1868 Mr. Jonathan Seely died aged 74. 

Nov. 23, 1868 Mr. John Baker died aged 84. [A French Canadian, blind 
for many years, for whom "Blind Baker Hill" was named.] 
Dec. 28, 1868 Mrs. Atwell of Rutland died and her sister one week before. 
Mar. 9, 1869 Mrs. Rockwell, wife of Sumner Rockwell of Cornwall, died. 
Mar. 10, 1869 Mrs. Sterns died. 

Mar. 13, 1869 Mrs. Mary Crane, wife of A. W. Crane of Vergennes, died. 
Mar. 13, 1869 Mr. Fullar's son of New Haven died. 
Mar. 14, 1869 Mrs. Mills, wife of Andrew Mills, died age 57. 
Mar. 27, 1869 Mr. Whitman Chapman died. 
Mar. 29, 1869 Death of Prof. George Webber's wife. 
Apr. 5, 1869 Mrs. Dickinson died. 
June 1, 1869 A man was buried from the Jail. 
June 8, 1869 Mrs. Widow Abner Everts died, aet 81. [Rhoda (Warne) 

Everts.] 
June 13, 1869 Mrs. Hannah North of Shoreham died. [Hannah (Con- 
verse) North.] 
June 22, 1869 Josiah E. Dewey's son named Josiah Hammond Dewey 

aged 1 mo. 
July 2, 1869 Mr. Henry Abby died. 
July 2, 1869 Mr. Smith died. 
July 17, 1869 The Widow Cady died. [Mary (Winter) Cady, widow of 

Isaac, aet. 88. She was born at Dudley, Mass.] 
Aug. 19, 1869 Mr. E. N. Gilman of E. Middlebury died. 
Aug. 24, 1869 Mr. Bump died. 
Oct. 13, 1869 Mr. Horatio Plumly died. 

Oct. 24, 1869 Enoch Dewey died aged 76 years 1 mo. 1 day. [Son of Still- 
man Dewey and husband of the writer of these records.] 
Dec. 28, 1869 Aunt Basheba Morton [Foot] died aged 99 years wanting 2 

days. [Widow of Freeman Foot.] * 
Jan. 24, 1870 Mrs. Nancy Griswold aged 36. 
Feb. 9, 1870 Mrs. Samuel Sheldon was buried. [Sarah (Weeks) Sheldon, 

aged 84.] 
Feb. 10, 1870 Mrs. Michael's daughter died aged 14 years. 
Feb. 10, 1870 She that was EJite Cushman [Mrs. Rollin Wilcox] lost a child 

8 months old, named Arthur. 
Mar. 25, 1870 Mr. Demetrius Crampton died. 
Mar. 28, 1870 Mr. Dugald Steward [Stewart] died. 
Mar. 31, 1870 Mrs. Rider died aged 74. 
Mar. 31, 1870 Miss Liddy Wood died aged 87. 
Apr. 1, 1870 Byron Rich died aged 23. 
Apr. 2, 1870 Mr. John Hammond's wife died aged 72. [Fanny (Keeler) 

Hammond.] 
June 9, 1870 Mrs. Naoma Mills Cady died aged 43 years. 
June 13, 1870 Old Mr. Ryan died. [Michael Rion, aet. 70.] 
Aug. 5, 1870 Mr. Chester Fenns' wife died. [Patty Fenn, aet. 73.] 
Aug. 16, 1870 Mrs. Catherine Judd died aged 63. 
Aug. 18, 1870 Mr. Orson Goodnoe died aged 42. 

• Bathsheba Morton, daughter of Seth and Hephzibah (Packard) Morton, wa3 
born 30 Dec. 1770. She married (1) Ichabod Morton, eon of Ichabod and Deborah 
(Morton) Morton, his mother Deborah being a daughter of Capt. Ebenezer and Mercy 
(Foster) Morton; and (2) Freeman Foot. 



122 Record of Deaths at Middlebwry, Vt. [April 

Aug. 1870 Mr. Harmon Sheldon died aged 55. [Son of Samuel Shel- 
don.] 

Dec. 30, 1870 Mr. Edwin Hammond died aged 70. [He was a descendant 
of William 1 Hammond through Benjamin, 2 John,* Elna- 
than, 4 John Arnold,' and Elnathan, 8 his father.] 

Jan. 1, 1871 Josiah E. Dewey's child died, called James Earl Dewey, aged 
one month. 

May 1, 1871 Mrs. Edwin Hammond died. [Alpa (Olmstead) Hammond.] 

June 1, 1871 Mrs. Mercy [(Foster)] Goodrich died. [Wife of Otis Good- 
rich, aet. 77.] 

July 14, 1871 Aunt Pamelia Dewey Mathews, daughter of Stillman and 
Lurana Dewey, aged 76, from Berlin, Ohio. [Widow of 
Jonas Matthews, who was son of Timothy and Lois 
Matthews.] 

Aug. 2, 1871 Uncle Daniel Morton died aged 72. [Son of Ichabod and 
Bathsheba Morton.] 

Aug. 7, 1871 Mr. Silas Mathews' wife died aged 52. 

Aug. 15, 1871 Mrs. Cogswell died. [Sarah (Heath), wife of Eber CogswelL] 

Aug. 16, 1871 Mrs. Electa Everts died aged 91 years, 1 day. [Electa 
(Noble) Everts, daughter of Roger and Martha Foote 
(Dewey) Noble and wife of Martin Everts.] 

Aug. 30, 1871 Frank Mills of New Haven died aged 23. [Son of Schuyler 
and Mary Ann (Dewey) Mills.] 

Apr. 1872 Almaran Holmes died. [Son of John and Caroline (Mont- 
gomery) Holmes.] 

May 12, 1872 Died in Brooksville, Mr. John Crane, aged 70 years. 

June 4, 1872 Dr. WilHam Russell died aged 70. 

June 9, 1872 Mr. Nathan Wood died aged 77 years. 

July 8, 1872 Mrs. Rebecca Boardman Everts, wife of Charles Everts, 
died aged 41. 

July 13, 1872 Mr. Amos Bell died aged 51 years. 

Nov. 14, 1872 William Dewey died in Kansas, aged 73 years, 5 months. 
[Son of Stillman and Lurana Dewey.] 

Dec. 8, 1872 Mrs. Minerva Lovet died aged 66 years. [Wife of Isaac 
Lovett.] 

Dec. 29, 1872 Mr. Allen Mills died aged 75 years, 8 months. 

Apr. 17, 1873 Mrs. Laura Fales, wife of Myron Fales, died aged 22. 

Apr. 29, 1873 Mrs. Betsy Pamaley, wife of Martin N. Foot, died in Rut- 
land aged 77. Was brought to !Middlebury. 

Aug. 23, 1873 Mrs. Eunice [(Converse)] Carpenter died aged 84. [Wife of 
Nathan Carpenter.] 

Sept. 1873 Mrs. Fred Leland died aged 65. [Betsey (Everts) Leland, 
daughter of Abner Everts.] 

Dec. 1, 1873 Mr. Frank Hope died. 

Dec. 14, 1873 Mrs. Sarah [(Olmstead)] Hammond, widow of W. S., died 
aged 72. 

Dec. 23, 1873 Mrs. Noble Foot died aged 69. [Emily (Smith) Foot,] 

Jan. 15, 1874 Mrs. Paul Champlin died aged 96. [Esther (Hyde) Cham- 
plin, born 9 Nov. 1777.] 

Jan. 16, 1874 Mrs. Sally [(Emery)] Eldridge died aged 88 years. [Wife of 
Samuel Eldridge.] 

Mar. 1874 Alice M. Dewey died aged 10 years, 24 days. [Daughter of 
Noble and Alice Dewey.] 



1917] 



Vital Records of Saco and Biddeford, Me. 



123 



EARLY VITAL RECORDS OF SACO 
AND BIDDEFORD, ME. 

Communicated by Edgab Yates, A.B., of Boston, Mass. 

Ancient Saco lay "to the Eastward," at the mouth of the Saco 
River. A party commanded by Richard Vines, who acted under 
the direction of Sir Ferdinando Gorges, spent the winter of 1616-17 
at the mouth of the river, but the settlement was discontinued after 
it had served its main purpose of demonstrating that Englishmen 
could live through a New England winter.* Thirteen years later 
Vines and John Oldham received from the Council of Plymouth a 
grant of land on the west side of the Saco River, extending four miles 
along the coast and eight miles inland. Another patent conveyed a 
tract of the same extent on the east side of the river to Thomas Lewis 
and Richard Bonython. On 5 July 1653 sixteen leading inhabitants 
of Saco, as the region included in these two patents was called, signed 
an act of submission to the Massachusetts government, and the town 
of Saco was incorporated, its written records beginning on 12 July 
of the same year. 

With the beginning of the Indian troubles in 1688 the town was 
practically abandoned, and for nearly thirty years no records of 
meetings for the transaction of town affairs are found. Then the 
records of the General Court show that on 14 Nov. 1718 the inhabi- 
tants there were "invested with the powers of a town according to 
the ancient bounds thereof," and it was provided "that the name 
thereof be Biddeford." In 1752 that part of the town of Biddeford 
lying east of the Saco River was set off as a separate parish, which in 
June 1762 was incorporated as the town of Pepperrellborough. On 
23 Feb. 1805 the name of Pepperrellborough was changed to Saco. 

There appear in the earliest part of the first town book, among the 
records for the period 1653-1688, the names of these persons, in such 
connection as to indicate that they were inhabitants: 



John Abbott 
Andrew Alger 
Edward Andrews 
Francis Backus 
Nicholas Baly 
Nicholas Baly, Jr. 
George Barlow 
Moses Bennett 
Ambrose Berry 
Benjamin Blackman 
John Bonithon 
Robert Booth 
Simeon Booth 
John Bowden 
John Carter 
Humphrey Case 
[Rev.] Barnabas Chaun- 
cey 



Walsingham Chilson 
Edward Clark 
Edward Colcott 
John Cole 
Richard Cummin 
William Curkeet 
William Daggett 
John Davis 
Thomas Doughty 
Patrick Dunmark 
William Dyer 
John Edgecomb 
Nicholas Edgecomb 
John Elson 
Pendleton Fletcher 
[Rev.] Seth Fletcher 
Richard Foxwell 
William Gale 



James Gibbins 
James Gibbins, Jr. 
Thomas Haines 
Thomas Haley 
John Halicome 
James Harmon 
John Harmon 
John Henderson 
Peter Henderson 
Arthur Hewes 
Giles Hibbins 
Peter Hill 
Roger Hill 
Philip Hinkson 
Richard Hitchcock - 
Thomas Hitchcock 
Christopher Hobbs, Sr. 
Francis Hooke 



* In 1916 the inhabitants of Biddeford celebrated with pageantry the three hundredth 
anniversary of this "settlement" by Vines and his party. 



124 



Vital Records of Saco and Biddeford, Me. 



[April 



Phineas Hull 
John Leigh ton 
William Luscome 
Walter Marr 
[Rev.] Mr. Milburn 
James More 
Michael Naziter 
Freegrace Norton 
George Page 
Richard Peard 
Brian Pendleton 
Walter Pennell 
Maj. William Phillips 
John Presbery 



Abraham Radner 
Richard Randall 
Thomas Reading 
John Rice 
Thomas Rogers 
John Rule 
Edward Sargent 
John Sargent 
Samuel Scadlock 
William Scadlock, Sr. 
William Scadlock, Jr. 
Humphrey Scammon 
John Sharp 
Thomas Shepard 



Alexander Smith 
John Smith 
John Sparke 
Roger Spencer 
Robert Temple 
William Tharall 
Ralph Tristram 
Henry Waddock 
John Waddock 
John Wakefield 
William Warren 
John West 
Thomas Williams 
Arthur Wormistall 



In the same part of the first book also appear these names, but 
they occur mostly in a single connection, that connection not being 
such as would necessarily imply inhabitancy. Certain of them, for 
instance, the Batsons, Gregory Jefery, Thomas Mills, Thomas 
Sanders, and Richard More, are known from other sources to have 
been inhabitants of Cape Porpoise, Wells, or other neighboring towns. 



John Gray 
David Hamblton 
Henry Hatherly 
Gregory Jefery 
Morgan Lacee [sic, 

? Laree] 
Shadrach Luscome 
John Mason " 
Thomas Mills 
Richard More 
William Naziter 



John Palmer 
George Payne 
Thomas Powell 
Richard Raser 
Giles Read 
Thomas Sanders 
John Snelling 

Ward 

John Williams 
Jacob Wormwood 



John Alden 
John Batson 
Stephen Batson 
Arthur Battine 
William Batting 
Henry Browne 

Burnitt 

Robert Cook 
Mordecai Cravitt 
William Downe 
Robert Field 

The few remaining names in this part of the book are those of 
persons who palpably never were inhabitants, and therefore they are 
not given here. 

In a "seating " of the women in the meetinghouse, as made by the 
selectmen on 9 Nov. 1674, the names appear in this order: 

Mistress Pendleton, Goodwives Trustrum, Woddock, Gibbins, Comins, 
Booth, Bouley, Hichcock, Tempell, Hill, Pennell, Rogers, Bouden, Elson, 
Wormstall, More, Seely, Cartter, Shargnt, Gibbins, Jr., Henderson, Rule, 
Sharp, Harmon, Peard, Presbere, Case, Harmon, Jr., Read, Henderson, 
Edgcum, Wakfield, Booth, Leighton, Frost, Peage, Hues, Worrin, Church- 
well, Harney, Chelcon, Mar. 

The first book of records is in a fair state of preservation, due in 
part, perhaps, to the fact that in 1859 a copy of it was made by a local 
penman for the use of the general public* But between 1672 and 
1688 there are only a few entries of vital records, and in 1688 all 
town records cease for nearly thirty years, until the reincorporation 
of the town in 1718.| 

* Owing to its inaccuracies — in the vital records, at least — this copy is not of value 
to the genealogist. 

t Much information about those named in the early records may be found in Fol- 
som's History of Saco and Biddeford and in Hon. James Pbinney Baxter's notes to his 
Trelawney Papers. 



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Below are given the vital records contained in the earliest town 
book and also those in the second book down to 1741, and the pub- 
lication of these records will be continued in a future number of the 
Register.* 

A regester of y 8 day of Childrens birth herein writen 

Imprimus Richard Hichkox doughter: Jerusha: borne 9 month 28 day 1653 

Thomas Hichkox borne: 11: month 20: day 1655 

Robert Booth y 6 sonn of Robert: borne 5: month 25: day 1655 

James: Gibbins y 8 sonn of James borne 19 of march 1648 

Elizabeth Gibbines Doughter of Jams borne 23 april 1652 

Thomas Gibbins sonn of James borne november 23 1654 

Rebecka Gibbines Doughter of Jams borne January 30 1656 

John Lacee [sic, ? Laree] son of morgan borne June 18: 1642 

Samuell Trustrum son of Ralph: borne February 2: 1644 

Nathaniel Trustrum son of Ralph borne July 10: 1650 

Beiaman Trustrum son of Ralph borne May 8 1653 

Ruhana Trustrum Doughter of Ralph borne Decern 18: 1655 

Rachaell Trustrum Doughter of Ralph borne August 23 : 1658 

Charitie Gibbins Doughter of James borne January 5 : 1658 

Lidia Hichkox Doughter of Richard borne Novem 30: 1658 

Thomas Roggers Sonn of Thomas borne January 12: 1658 

Rachell Gibbines doughter of James borne octob 23: 1660 

Hanah Bouden doughter of John borne July: 9: 1658 

Lucie Bouden doughter of John borne June 25: 1660 

Richard Randall son Richard borne March 6 1659 

Sarah Randall dough - of Richard borne March 24 1661 

Sarah Hill doughter of Rogger borne Aprill 7: 1661 

Sarat Pennell doughter of Walter born Aug 2: 1661 

Arthur Wormstall son of Arthur borne Sep 26: 61 

Susan Wormstall doughter of Arthur born May 25: 1658 

Rebecka Hichkox doughter of Richard born Aug 20: 61 

Edward Sargent son of John borne March 8: 1661: 

William Scadlocke son of William borne March: 4: — 1661 

Ruth Trustrum doughter of Ralph born August 10: — 1664 

Freegrace Trustrum son of Ralph born October 7: — 1661 

Richard Hichkox 2 doughters borne Septem: 25: — 1664 

Hester Gibbins borne August: 16: — 1664 

John Hinderson borne January 15: — 1665: 66 

Hannah hill doughter of Roger born Sept 7 — 1664 

John Hill son of Roger borne May 28 — 1666 

Dunmarke Son of Patryarke born Octo 14: — 1667 

Cartar Son of John borne Decemb 2 — 1667 
Ephraim Helson son of John borne Decemb: 4: — 1667 
Barbery Harman doughter of Jams Decemb: 6: — 1667 
Petter AndersonJ of John borne January 14 — 1667 
Anthony Gibines son of Jams borne October 14 — 1666 
Micael Naziter boorn Aprill 3: a „ f a/t^o^ii — 1664 

John Naziter borne February 25 : bons ot ^^^ — 1666 

Mary Booth doughter of Robert borne Sept 30 — 1627 
Ellen Booth doughter of Robert borne in February — 1634 
Simion Booth son of Robert borne May: 10: — 1641 : 

* The original books from which these vital records have been copied are in the 
custody of the city clerk of Biddeford, Me. 
t Sara written before Matthew crossed out. 
t I.e., Henderson. 



126 Vital Records oj Saco and Biddeford, Me. [April 

Martha Booth doughter of Robert borne aprill 12 : — 1645 : 
Water: Pennell born son of Watt decern: 1: — 1649 
Mary: Pennell doughter of Watt borne March: 12: — 1652 
Debora: Pennell doughter of Watt borne decern 30: — 1654 
Robert Booth born son of Robert July 24: — 1655 

Anno Domini 1668 births 
Samuell Hill son of Rogger borne december 14 — 1668 
Elizabeth Booth borne doughter of Simieon may 4 — 1669 
Susana Pennell doughter of Walter borne march 29 — 1669 
John Wormstall son of Arthur borne novem: 3: — 1669: 
Patience Sergant doughter of John borne decern: — 1668: 
Abigale Buly doughter of Nickolas borne feb: 1 : — 1654 
Nickolas Buly son of nickolas borne feb 1 : — 1661 
Bridgitt Booth doughter Simion borne January: 10: — 1671 : 72 

A regester of Water Mayers Children 
Judeth Mayer borne doughter of Water March: 16: — 1654 
Mary Mayer doughter of Water borne Septem: 3: — 1656 
Water Mayer son of Water born May — 2 — 1659 
Sara Mayer doughter of Water borne February: 5: — 1661 : 
Rebecka Mayer doughter of Water borne July: 12 — 1664 
Ruth Mayer doughter of Water borne October 20: — 1666 
Elyzabeth doughter of Water Mayer borne July 23 — 1669 
Beniamine Mayer son of Walter borne March: 16 : — 1671 : 72: 
Love Mayer borne Doughter of Walter Septem 29 — 1674 

A Regester of marriages for y 8 towne of Saco 
William Kirkeet was maried y 8 25 of y 8 9 month 1655 
William Batting maried y e 12 of y 6 8 moth 1655 
John Bouden maried to Grace Buly y 6 6: of 6 month 1656: 
John Helson maried to Joane Waddock 3: of 9 m th 1658 
John Cole maried to Mary Chilson 23 of 10 month 1658 
Nickolas Buly* maryd to Ellen Booth July 1652 
Ambrose Beary maried to Ann Buly 1653 
Thomas Roggers maried July to Easter Forwell — 1657 
Roger Hill maried novem to Mary Crosse — 1658 
Jams Harman maried to Sarah Clark May 6 — [torn] 
John Batson maried to Elyzabeth Sanders June — [torn] 
Freegrace Norton maryd to Lida Spencer August 3 — [torn] 
David Hamblton maryed to Annah Jaxson July 14 — 16[&>rn] 
Aurthur Hewes maryed to Dunie Steevens June 30 — [torn] 
John Lighton maryed to Martha Booth October 2: — 1663 
Simeyon Booth maryed to Rebeka Frost January 5: — 1663 
Arthur Battine maried to Abygale Spurwell Sept 8: — 1664 
John Henderson maryed to Ellen Buly September 25 — 1664 
Mycahell Nostras mard to Jann Hobbs Sept: 2: — 1664 
George Page to Marye Egcome — 1664 
Thomas Sanders to Hope Renold octo: 23 — 1664 
John Carter to Anne Scadlocke decern 27 — 1665 
John Sharp maryd to Elyzabeth Gibbins Novem: 14: — 1667 
John Rule maryd to Emm Silye June 13 — 1668 
Jams Gibbins mared to Dorkass Silly decern — 166[toni] 
Thomas Doutie maried to Elyzabeth Bullie Jan 24 — 1669 
Richard Peard maryd to Jane Naziter July 8: — lQQ[torn] 
Gyels Hibbines maryed to Mary Pennell July 21 : — lQ7[torn] 
Petter Henderson maryd to Abigal Buly decern : 29 : — [torn] 

• Baly or Bailey. Gf. the will of Jonas Baly, in Maine Wills. 



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127 



Henry Hatherly maried to Elizabeth Barlow July 4: [torn] 
Gyels Read maried to Judith Mayer novem 10: [torn] 
William Chelcon maryd Grace Bryar* [torn] 
[One more entry follows, so worn and torn as to be illegible.] 

Buryalls 

Rebeckaf Gibbines y 8 Doughter of James dyed Jan 3: 1658 

Mary Haille buryd 10: month 24: 1658. 

Sidrack Luscom Septem 1 : 1660 

Ambrose Baery buryd May 3: 1661 

John Cole buryed March 1661 

Ed: Clark buryed July 28 — 1661 

Tamzin Buly buryd July 30 — 1661 

Elyfall Cole buryd octo 23 — 1661 

William Kirkeet March 20: — 1662 

Nicolas Buly buryed Aprill 29: — 1664 

John Scadlock buryed Aprill 29: — 1664 

William Scadlock buryed July 17 — 1664 

Petter Hill buryed August 29 — 1667 

M r : William Flecher buryd January: 30: 1667:68 

Edward Andrews buryd Aprill: 16: — 1668: 

Micaell Naziter beiried June 13 — 1668: 

John Sparke buryed October 24 — 1669 

Abram Radner buryed Sept: 15 — 1670 

Rich* Hichkox buryd June 22 — 1671 : 

Thomas Hichkox buryd decern: 23 — 1671: 

Marey Chelcon Bured august 24 — 1674 

John Wakfelld Died Febearey 15 — 1674 

John Dunmarke son of Patryark borne November 12: — 1669 
Elyzabeth Dowtie doughter of Thomas borne February 14 — 1669-70 
Beniamine Sergent son of John Sergent borne February: 15: 1671-72 
Margery Case Doughter of Humphry Case Born Aug 8 * 7 — 1671 
John Bouden son of John Bouden Borne July 15 — 1671 
Nicklos Bouden son of John Bouden Borne Janeary 19 — 1673 
Marey Hill Dafther of Roger Borne June 25 — 1672 
Margreat Case Doughter of Humphry Case borne Janarey 8: 1673 
Bengimane Hill son of Roger Borne Febearey y 6 24 — 1674 
James Lighton son of John Borne Aprell y 9 19 — 1675 
Patience Sherjant Dafther of John Borne May y 8 : 1: — 1675 
Ebenezer hill y 6 Sun of Roger Hill Borne in Feberay 14 1679 

A book of Reecords of berthes in Saco and Biddiford 

Humphrey the Son of Humphrey and Elizebeth Scammon was Boren March 

the 2th 1717J 
Ezray the Son of John and Elizebeth Davis was Boren Feubery the 20 th 

1719/18 
Marttheu the son of Mattheu and Margaret Short was born Aprill the 20 th 

1719 
Dominicos the Son of Humphrey and Elizebeth Scammon was born May 22 th 

1719 
John the Sun of John and Darckes Liensey Was Boren Feuebery 20 th 1720/21 
Ebenezer the Son of Matthew & Margaret Short was born March 21* h 1721 

* Not Bryant, as Folsom thought possible. For the family, see the will of Jonas 
Baly. 

t Rebecka written above Elizabeth crossed out. 

t Each entry of vital records from 1717 to 1732 is attested "pr Humphrey Scammon 
town Clarck." 



128 Vital Records of Saco and Biddeford, Me. [April 

Bengjman the son of Ebenezer & Abieall Hill was boren Septembr 25: 1715: 
Lydia the Dafter of Ebenezer & Abieall Hill was Boren August 25 th 1718 
James the Son of Humphrey Scammon and Elizebeth was boren Aug 8 * 1 : 1721 : 
Joshua the Sun of Ebenezer & Abieall Hill was Boren October 17 1721 
Judeth the Dafter of Abraham townsend & Judeth was Boren October 29 

1722 
Rusworth the Sun of Sammil Jordon and Oliey was Boren November 17 1719 
Oley the dafter of Sammil Jordon and Oley was boren Juley 1 1722 
Mary the dafter of Stephen Stringer and Mary was boren Febuary 23 172/3 
Rebacker the dafter of Solomon Smith and Susan was boren March 28 1723 
Sarah the Dafter of Robert Eghcumb and [torn] was boren Aprail the 19 1722 
Jaramiah the Sun of Ebenezer and Abieal Hill was boren Janeruy 22 1723/4 
Nathanel the Sun of Humphrey and Elizebeth Sc amm on was boren Febru- 
ary th 6 1723/4 
Marey the Dauester of David and Marey Young was boren November th 6 

1721 
Sarah the Dauester of Davied and Mary Young was boren March 22 1723 
Hipzbah the Daefter of John and Elizebeth Davies was boren Juen the 4 1721 
John the Suen of John and Elizebeth Davies was boren September th 1 1723 
Toefelos the Suen of Danel and Rebacker Smith was boren November 25 1720 
Daniel the Suen of Daniel and Rebacker Smith was boren Aprael the 11 1722 
Rebacker the Daefter of Daniel and Rebacker Smith was boeren October the 

12 1724 
Samuell the Sun of Abrahaem & Judah Townensad was boren Febuarey the 

14 1724/5 
Robert the Sun of Robert and Sarah Edgcumb was boeren March th 26 1725 
Ritchard the Sun of Ritchard and Mary Smith was Boeren Augaest the 29 

1724 
Benjman the Sun of Humphrey and Elizebeth Scamon was boeren May the 

9 1727 
Stephen the Sun of David and Elizebeth Briaent was boren March the 8 1724 
Susana Dafter of David and Elizebeth Briaent was boren March 23 1727 
[torn]anah the Dafter of Robert and Sarah Brocks was boren Setember 11 

1724 
Thomas the Sun of Ritchard and Mary Smithe Was Boren Juen the 17 1727 
Bathsheby Bagley the dafter of Robert and Marttey Baglley was boren 

March the 14 day in 1727 
Humphrey the Sun of John and Marey Tomas was boren May the 26 1727 
John the Sun of Edward and Abigaiel Proctor was boeren October the 11 1727 
Liedy the Dafter of Daniel and Rebackr Smieth was boeren Desembr 25 1727 
Sarah the Dafter of Samiel and Olive Jordan was boeren 5 of Jueley 1724 
Hanah the Dafter of Samiel and Olive Jordan was boeren 8 day of Maey 1726 
Thomas Eghcomb the Son of Thomas and Sarah Eghcomb was boeren 19 of 

October 1727 
Rachaiel the Dafter of Robert and Sarah Eghcomb was boeren 20 of Augaest 

1727 
James the Sun of Abraham Townsand and Judath his wief was boeren Janu- 

arey the 31 in the year 1729/30 
Routh the Dafter of James and Amm Saends was boren 17 Day of November 

1729 
Mary the Dafter of Daniel Smith and Rebecker was boern Juen the 26 day 

1729 
Jeriemiah Sun to Humphrey and Elizebeth Scammon was boern May the 12 

day 1729 
Honur Dafter to John & Eliezebeth tar was boeren Juen the 15 day 1730 
Jejima the Dafter of Robert & Sarah Edgcomb was boeren March the 18 day 

17[torn) 



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- 

Rachael the Dafter of Thomas Edghcumb & Sarah his wief was boeren 

May 23 day 1730 
Edward the Sun of Edward and Sarah Rumerey was boeren Jueley the 27 day 
i 1730 

Joseph the Sun of Benjman & Eliesebeth Hielton was boren Augst the 22 day 

1729 
Thomas the Sun of Mark Shepaerd & Hanah was boren Juen the 22 day 1730 
Mary the Dafter of John & Sarah Sharpe was boeren 30 day of Juen 1730 
Sarah the Dafter of John and Dabra Philips was boeren 28 day of Juen 1731 
Aliab Sun of Henerey and Debra Pendexter was boren Desember the 6 1729 
Mary the Dafter of Henery & Debry Pendexter was boern Desembr 23 day 

1730 
Henery the Sun of Henery & Debroro Pendexter was boren Juen 18 day 1732 
Mary the Dafter of Robert and Sarah Edgcoumb was boren March day 31 

1733 
William the Sun of William and Saray Raday was boeren Febuery the 11 day 

1732/3 

A Boock of Mareges for the Town of Biddiford 
Moses Dower & Ann Clemens both of Biddiford ware Married Decembr the 

first 1720 ■$ Matthew Short 
Abraham Townsend & Judith Edgcumb both of Biddiford war Mared 

Decembr the 8& 1720 pr Matthew Short 
Peaer Shortwel of Gorge Town & Mary Cromton of Bidiford war Married 

Feubery 27th 1720/1 *$ Capt John Graey Esqir 
Daniel Smieth and Rebacker Emerey both of Biddeford war Mared the fiest 

of Janerey 1719 
Thomas Edhcumb and Sarah Fletcher both of Biddiford war Marrid the 

tenth of Desembr 1725 
John Reed and Elizebath Linsey both of Biddiford war Marrid the tenth of 

Desembr 1725 
Edward Seers and Lydia Smith both of Biddeford war marrid the tenth 

Feebuary 1725 
Cap tt John Sharpe and Elizbeth Gardner of Gloster war mared the 29 day of 

Septembr 1726 
Edward Proctor & Abiagall Sharpe both of Biddiford war married the 12 day 

of Desemboer 1726 
Henrey Pendexter & Debrow Littelfeald both of Biddeford war Married 

Decembr the 20 1727 
Thomas Emerey & Susanah Hill boeth of Biddiford waer Married the 22 day 

of March 1731 by the Reverend Samuell Wilerd 
Adames & Hanah Taler war mared October 26 1731 by the Rev 1 

Samuell Wilrd 
John Elwel & Elizebeth Dunel war mared Febuarey 2 d 1731/2 by the Reven d 

Samuel Willard 

A boock of Deths for Biddiford 
Ruth Senter Dieyed May the 7 1721 
Patitaenc Senter Dieyed Juen 29 1723 
Humphrey Scammon Desesed Januarey the 1 day in the yeaer of 1727 and 

of his aeaeg 87 yeaers 
Jeramiah Scammon Sun to Humphrey & Eliezebeth Scammon desesed May 

the 29 day 1729 
Honur the dafter of John & Eliezebeth Tar desesed the 15 day 1730 [sic] 
Aliab Pendexter desesed Desember the 22 day 1729 

Marieg intended by Samuel Coell & Ester broox both of Biddiford October 
14 day 1731 



130 Vital Records of Saco and Biddeford, Me. [April 

Marieg intended by John Stackpoel of Biddiford and Bethiah Young of York 

October 22 1731 
Marieg intended by John Elwel and Elisebeth Dunel both of Biddiford 

Janeury 20 day 1732/1 
Marieg intended by Benoney Astien and Masey Tompson both of Biddiford 

Febuarey 4 day 1732/1 
Marieg intended by W m Gibes and Mary Hariel both of Biddiford Febuary 19 

day 1732/1 
Marieg intended by Benjman Pariker and Sarah Davies Both of Biddiford 

Febuary 26 day 1732/1 
Marieg intended by Jacob Chisemor and Mathe Smith both of Biddiford 

Febuary 26 day 1732/1 
Marieg intended by Natthanell Faver and Elizabeth Sharp both of Biddeford 

November the 10 day 1732 

Joseph Hanson of Dover and Sarah Scamman of Biddiford Intends Marriage 

Biddiford 1737* 

Benj Tarbox and Abigail Emery Both of Biddeford Intend Marriage Bidde- 
ford 
Their is Man-age intended betwen Leiut Benj amen Nicols of Biddiford & M™ 

# Mary Woodbridge of York Biddifor July 20th 1734 
Theire is Marrage Intended betwen Joseph Millar of Biddeford and Mar- 
I great Smith of Arundel Biddiford No 1 30th 1734 

Theire is Marrage Intended betwen John Barrows and Perscillia Philbrook 

both of Biddiford Biddiford Dec 7th 1734 
Theire is Marrage Intended betwen Joseph Hatch and Abigal Flecher Both 

of Biddiford Biddiford January 18th 1734 
Samu 11 Young of Biddeford and Darkes Day of Wells Intends Marrage 

Biddeford March 6 1735 
Samu 11 Smith of Biddiford and Sarah Melcher of Boston Intends Marrage 

Biddiford March 20th 1735 
M r Ebenezer Hill junior of Biddiford and M ra Joanna Whinget of Dover 

Intends Marrage Biddiford May 1 1736 
Joseph Ejllpatrick and Mary Millar both of Biddiford Intends Marrage 

Biddiford 
Walter Murch and Rebeckah Garland both of Biddiford Intends Marrage 

Biddiford Augt 22th 1736 
Samuel Scammon jun. of Biddiford and Mehittibel Hinckley of New Meddows 

Intends Marrage Biddiford Augt 22th 1736 
M r Richard Berry and M re Abigal Smith both of Biddiford Intends Marraige 

Biddiford May 8th 1736 
Ichabod Austin and Elizabeth Billing both of Biddiford Intends Marraige 

Biddiford Sept 5 1736 
Simon Whinget and Lydia Hill Both of Biddiford Intends Marraige Biddiford 

Sept 26 1736 
John Paterson and Elizabeth Davis both of Biddiford Intends Marraege 

Biddiford Sept 26 1736 
William Killpatrick and Martha Thompson both of Biddiford Intends Mar- 
raige Biddiford Augt 29th 1736 
Moses Wadlen and Jane Perry Both of Biddiford intends Marriage Biddiford 

Oct 15th 1737 
William Hodges and Anna Russell both of Biddiford Intends Marriage 

Biddiford March 27th 1737 
Joshua Whitney of Biddiford and Pheba Day of Wells Intends Marriage 

Fe b 19th 1737 

* With this entry begin vital records found in the second town book of Biddeford. 
Each entry is attested by the town clerk, Samuel Jordan. The first two marriage 
intentions are written on the flyleaf. 



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David Sawyer of Scarborough and Hepsabeth Davis of Biddiford Intends 
Marriage Fe b 25 1737 

Josiah Norton and Elizabeth Steward both of Biddiford Intends Marriage 
Fe»> 25 1737 

John Fletcher & Elisabeth Simson Both of Biddiford Intends Marriage 
Biddiford Decern 1 3* 1737 

Richard Clay and Rachel Pennell both of Biddiford Intends Marriage Biddi- 
ford March 18 1736/7 

Samuel Haley and Sarah Hilton both of Biddiford Intends Marriage Biddi- 
ford Apr" 22 1738 

M r Humphry Scammon of Biddiford and M™ Susanna Shapley of Kittery 
Intend Marriage Biddiford August 6 th 1738 

James Edgcomb y» Son of Thomas & Sarah Edgcomb was Born Nov r 28th 1734 
Christian Favour y 8 Daughter of Nathaniel & Elizabeth Favour was Born 

May 31 1734 
Elizabeth Townsend y 8 Daughter of Isaac and Mary Townsend was Born 

May 4*h 1731 
Abigal Cole the Daughter of Samuel and Esther Cole Was Born June 10th 1734 
Samuell Jordan the Son of Samuel Jordan & Olive Jordan was Born April 5 th 

1729 
Tristram Jordan the Son of Samuell Jordan and Olive Jordan was Born 

May 13»i» 1731 
Anna Townsend y 8 Daughter of Isaac and Mary Townsend was Born Feb- 
ruary y 8 9* h 1734/5 
Joel Smith the Son of Joel Smith and Sarah Smith was Born June 29 th 1734 
Mary Jordan the Daughter of Samuell Jordan and Olive Jordan was Born 

July 29*^ 1735 
Hannah Edgchome y 8 Daughter of Thomas and Sarah Edgchome was Born 

Ap» 20 1735 
Elizabeth Thompson the Daughter of James & Lienie Thompson was Born 

13*h March 1732/3 
Samuel Thompson the Son of James & Lienie Thompson was Born 2£ March 

1734/5 
Thomas Favour the Son of Nathaniel and Elizabeth Favour was Born 

Decern 1 7* 1735 
Samuel Prockter the Son of Edward Prockter and Abigal Prockter was Born 

Augt 20 1733 
H annah Prockter the Daughter of Edward Prockter and Abigal Prockter was 

Born December 26th 1735 
Rachel Pendexter y 8 Daughter of Henry and Deborah was Born April 9 th 1736 
Paul Pendexter y 8 Son of Henry and Deborah Pendexter was Born Ocf 21 

1737 
Nathaniel Smith y 8 Son of Daniel and Rebeckah Smith was Born January y 8 

29 1732 
Elexander Smith y 8 Son of Daniel and Rebeckah Smith was Born May 3 d 1734 
Noah Smith y e Son of Daniel and Rebeckah Smith was Born May 11th 1735 
Hannah Fletcher y 8 Daughter of Pendleton and Hannah Fletcher Jun r was 

Born July 30 1730 
Pendleton Fletcher y 8 Son of Pendleton Fletcher Jun r and Hannah Fletcher 

was Born January 12th 1732 
Abigail Fletcher y 8 Daughter of Pendleton Fletcher Jun r and Hannah Fletcher 

was Born Decern 1, 20th 1736 
John y 8 Son of Thomas and Sarah Edgcomb was Born May 25 th 1738 
Rebcekah the Daughter of Jonathan and Pheba Emery was Born Nov 22 1739 
Sarah Sheaperd y 8 Daughter of Mark and Hannah Sheaperd was Born 

July 1 st Anno Domini 1736 

VOL. LXXI. 9 



132 Vital Records of Saco and Biddeford, Me. [April 

William Rumery the Son of Edward and Sarah Rumery was Born February 3 d 

day 1737 
Richard Clay the Son of Richard and Rachel Clay was Born the 3 d of June 

1739 
Jonathan Rumery the Son of Edward and Sarah Rumery was Born the first 

day of February Anno Domini 1731 
Thomas Rumery the Son of Edward and Sarah Rumery was Born the twenty 

seventh of December Anno Domini 1733 
William the Son of Samuel & Rebekah Cole Was Born October 16 1719 
James Plaisted Hill the Son of Sam" and Sarah Hill was Born Decern 1 4th 1739 
Samuel the Son of Thomas and Sarah Edgcomb was Born Aug* 21 1739 
Samuel Scammon the Son of Samuel Scammon Jun r & Mehitebal was Born 

September 3 d 1738 
I Charity Edgcomb the Daughter of Robert & Sarah Edgcomb was Born 

Oct r 6th 1735 
Jonathan the Son of Jonathan & Pheba Emery was Born Aug* 12 1737 
David the Son of Nathan & Lydia Whitney was Born April 8 1732 
Abel the Son of Nathan & Lydia Whitney was Born Aug* 20th 1734 
Lydia the Daughter of Nathan and Lydia Whitney was Born Dec r 11 1736 
Sarah the Daughter of Nathan and Lydia Whitney was Born August 15 1739 
Thomas Fletcher the Son of Pendleton Fletcher Jun r and Hannah Fletcher 

was Born October the 24 1739 
John Favour the Son of Nathaniel and Elizabeth Favour was Born December 

the 28 1740 
Mary Bradbury the Daughter of Crisp and Mary Bradbury was Born 

August the 16th 1740 
Ephraim Stimson the Son of Richard & Elizabeth Stimson was Born Decern 1, 

y 6 10 1717 

Elexander Smith y 6 Son of Daniel and Rebeckah Smith Deceas d May 28 1734 
Noah Smith y e Son of Daniel & Rebeckah Smith Deceas" 1 July 15th 1738 

Edward Chatman of Biddeford and Elisabeth Lebby of Battery Intend 
Marraige Biddeford Sep r 2 1738 

Ebenezer Watson of Arundel & Rebeccah Cole of Biddeford Intend Marriage 
Biddeford December 30th 1738 

Stephen Hussey of Biddeford and Mary Caane of Dover Intend Marriage 
Biddeford January 6th 1738/9 

M r Ivorey Hovey Junior of Topsfield and M re Olive Jordan of Biddeford 
Intend Marriage Biddeford January 20th 1738/9 

M r Samuel Hill and M ra Sarah Jordan both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 
Biddeford January 20th 1738/9 

John Carter of Scarborough and Hannah Sands Of Biddeford Intend Marriage 
Biddeford January 27 1738 

Michal Brooks of Biddeford and Joannah Colwell of Kittery Intend Marriage 
Biddeford Feby 17 1738 

Benje Hill of Biddeford and Anna Hayes of Cacheacha Intend Marriage 
Biddeford March 24th 1738 

Jacob Derben of Biddiford and Rachel Carter of Scarborough Intend Mar- 
riage Biddeford Apr' 28 1739 

James Sands and Hannah Durell both of Biddeford Intend Marriage Bidde- 
ford May 1739 

Ezra Davis and Sarah Edgcomb both of Biddeford Intend Marriage Bidde- 
ford May 19th 1739 

John Thompson of Scarborough and Sarah Mains of Biddeford Intend Mar- 
riage Biddeford May 26th 1739 

James Prat and Marget Emery both of Biddeford Intend Marriage Biddeford 
June 10th 1739 



1917] Record of Deaths at Plainfield, Conn. 133 

■ 

John Sillea of Biddeford & Hannah Seavey of Scarborough Intend Marriage 
Biddeford Octob 1 1739 

James Berry & Marey Philbrook Intend Marriage Biddeford Nov 1 1739 

Theophelous Smith of Biddeford & Olive Libby of Scarboroug Intend Mar- 
riage Biddeford January 17 1739 

Ephraham Stimson & Marey Perry both of Biddeford Intend Marriage Bidde- 
ford June 23: 1739 

Joseph Dyer & Abigail Haley both of Biddeford Intend Marriage Biddeford 
June 23«» 1739 

Joseph Hill of Biddeford & Amme Johnson of Kittery Intend Marriage 
Biddeford July 29 1739 

William Cole & Elisabeth Tarbox Both of Biddeford Intend Marriage Bidde- 
ford aprel 27 day 1740 

John Brooks & Eliner Libby Both of Biddeford Intend Marriage Biddeford 
Aug* 1740 

Edmund Littlefield & Mary Davis Both of Biddeford Intend Marriage Bidde- 
ford Sept 20th 1740 

Thomas Gillpartrik & Margret Meins both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 
Biddeford Oc* 27 1740 

Whyatt Moore & Elisabeth Whormwood Both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 
Biddeford Nov r 16 1740 

Dominicous Scamman & Rebeccah Smith Boath of Biddeford Intend Mar- 
riage Biddeford June 13 1741 

John Smith of Biddeford & Rebeccah Day of Cape-Pan Intend Marriage 
Biddeford June 27 1741 

Robert Patterson Jun r of Biddeford & Mary Hasty of Scarborough Intend 
Marriage Biddeford Aug* 1 1741 

Thomas Haley of Biddeford & Abigal Hill of Arundel Intend Marriage 
Biddeford August 8 1741 

[To be continued] 



RECORD OF DEATHS KEPT BY MANUEL KTNNE 
OF PLAINFIELD, CONN. 

Communicated by Judge John Eben Pbioe of Moosup, Conn. 

The following records have been copied from a notebook kept by 
Manuel Kinne of Plainfield, Conn., who died in that town 31 July 
1828, in the eighty-eighth year of his age. 

Manuel Kinne Now begun to Keep a Lists of the Deaths of Plainfield 
January 1 d AD 1799 

Mr Benjamin Gallup Wife 

Mr Squire Cady Wife 

Mr Willam Perce grand Childe 

Mr Joseph Boide 

Mr Selvester Perce Child 

Mr Cornell Dafter 

Mr Ceazer Perce 

Mr James Mackfield Wife 

Mr Air Philips 

Mr Jeduthen Stephans 





13 




13 


Febuary 


23 


March 


12 




29 


April 


21 


May 


213 [sic] 




29 




31 


July 


27 



134 



Record of Deaths at Plainfield, Conn. 



[April 



August 3 Capt Isaac Gallup Starlin* 

30 Mrs Widdow Parcust Dafter 

Septembr 6 Doct Elisha Perkins New York 

October 21 Mr Stephan Wflbowf Son 

December 7 Mrs Widdow Marten 

15 Mr David Hall Child 

23 Mr Wilbowt Child 

December 31 Day AD 1799 No- 16 [sic] Deaths 

Plainfield January 1 d AD 1800 a Lasts of the Deaths this year 

13 Mr Lemuell Perce grand Child 

Febuary 24 Mr Money Child 

April 15 Mr Nathan Harris 

17 Mr Jonas Whealer 

May 3 Mr Perry Clarke 

6 Mr Waterman Shepard Child 

19 Mr Samuel Herrick 
July 5 Mr Charles Miller 

27 Mr Elias Woodard Dator 

Septem 6 Mr James Gordon grand Child 

20 Mr Colvegrove Wife 
29 Mr John Hun 

October 21 Mr Gordon Starlin* Deacon 

.22 Mr Abraham Boid 

Decembr 12 Mr Walter Palmer Child 

13 Mr Walter Palmefr] Wife 

25 Mr Jonathan Hall 

December 31 Day AD 1800 No- 16 [sic] Deaths 

January 1 d AD 1801 a Lists of the Deaths this year 

Mr Jothan Warren Child 

Mrs Widdow Mash M Ch 

Mr John Gallip Starlin* 

Mrs Widdow Burten 

Mrs Widdow Philips 

Mr Waterman Shepard Child 

Mr Jeff Child 

Mr Simeon Shepard Child 

Mr Umpstid Child 

Mr Jeff Siras 

Mr Samuel Spalding Son 

Mr Branches Wife 

Mr Moses Branches Wife 

Mr Collings 

Mr Kinsmon Dafter 

Mr Andrew Duglis Child 

Mr Phinas Perce 

John Gallup Member Church 

Mr James Bradford Esq 
December 31 AD 1801 No- 18 [sic] Deaths 

Plainfield January the 1 day AD 1802 a Lists of the Deaths this year 
2 Mr Samuel Coper 

Feb 1 Mr Samuel Starnes Child 

4 Mr Samuel Starnes Wife 

4 Mr Dea Matsson Child 

• I.e., the town of Sterling. 
t I.e., Wilbur. 



Plainfield 
February 5 



18 

6 

18 

26 

3 

6 



April 



May 
June 
July 



9 
17 
August 25 
September 16 
26 
October 
November 1 
Decern 10 



1917] 



Record of Deaths at Plainfield, Conn. 



135 



/■ 



21 Mr William Cutler 
March 7 Mr Duglis Parks Child 

11 Mr Samuel Coper Child 

31 Mr Benjamin gary Child 

Aug 16 Mr Benjamin gary Child 

18 Mr David Waters Child 

29 Mr John Addims Child 
June 2 Mr Benjamin Prier Child 

22 Mr gustis Bester Child 

23 Mr gustis Bester Wife 
July 14 Mr Levi Kinne Child 
Aug 31 Mr Sephas Nickles Wife 
Sep 27 Mr Abel Andris Dafter 

30 Mr Joseph Nicols Dafter 
Octo 15 Mr Andrew Duglis Child 

16 Mr Mashs Mother 

27 Mr Jacks Child 

28 Mr Henary Austin 
Nove 10 Mr Deon Nites Wife 
Decern 15 Mr William Harris Child 

December 31 Day No 24 Deaths 



Plainfield January the 1 Day AD 1803 A Lists of the Deaths this year 



31 

12 

25 

26 

17 

7 

12 

13 

18 

27 

7 

1 

4 

16 

13 

6 

Decemb 11 



Feb 



March 
April 

June 



July 
Aug 
Septem 

Nov 



Plainfield 
Febu 103 



March 
May 
June 
July 

Augut 

Sept 

Octob 



4 
19 
13 
11 
23 
24 
10 
12 
5 
3 
20 



Mrs Mehitibel Dean 
Mr James Phillips Child 
Mr Thomas Bennit 
Mr Medbury Wife 
Mr Sessings Lester Child 
Mr Samuel Duglis Child 
Mr Willard Perce Dafter 
Mr Josiah Harris 
Mr Pinknottel Wife 
Mr Benjamin Prier Dafter 
Decon Hopkins Wife and Child 
Mr Benjamin Whealer 
Mrs Widdow Park 
Mr Midlington Wife 
Mr Calip hall Wife 
Mrs Widdow Kingsbury 
Mr Uriah Keay Child 
December 30 Day AD 1803 No- 18 

January 1 Day AD 1804 A Lists of the Deaths this year 
[sic] Mrs Judy Whitney negro woman year 100 old [hur age 
103 written above date.) 

Mr Nathan Robition* 

Mr Moses Branch Dafter 

Mr Judg Shepard 

Mr[s] Widdow Knight 

Mr Timothy Parkis Wife 

Mr Joseph Lester Child 

Mr Joseph Cory Child 

Mr Augustis Bestor Child 

Mrs Betsey Fuller 

Minester Morgin 

Mr Stephen Clark Son 



* I.e.! Robinson. 



136 



Record of Deaths at Plainfidd, Conn. 



[April 



Mr Fishor Child 
30 Mrss Widdow Neavins 

Novemb 5 Mrss Widdow Rode Dafter 

26 Mr Zeblon Parkis Child 

20 Mr Willam Ingram who died at New York 

December 31 Day AD 1804 No 17 Deaths 

Plainfield January 1 Day AD 1805 A Lists of the Deaths this year 





30 


Febua 


7 




16 




17 


March 


10 


April 


16 




21 


May 


31 


June 


10 


July 


24 


Sept 


1 




16 


Octob 


7 


Novebr 


1 




15 


Plainfield 


Janur 


22 




28 


Febu 


12 


March 


3 




30 


April 


14 




23 


May 


20 


June 


5 




8 




21 




26 




30 


Aug 


5 




8 




31 


Sept 


30 


Octob 


20 




23 




30 


Nove 


7 




9 




15 




2 




16 




27 


Dec 


18 




24 



Mr 



Child 



Mrs Widow how 
Mr Frie Child 

Mr Willam Robition* Member 
Mr Picket Childe 
Mr Baker Child 
Mr Lewing 
Mr Nemiah Park 
Mr John Kinne Wife Worthington 
Mr Robart Dunlop Wife 
Mr Fisher Child 
Mr Benjamin Andris Child 
Mrs Hannah Cato 
Mr Samuel Coper Child 
Mr Andrew Spalding Wife 
December 31 Day AD 1805 No 14 [sic] Deaths 

January 1 Day AD 1806 A Lists of the Deaths this Year 
Mrs Widow Gollings 
Mr Hammit Dafter 
Mr Herick Child 
Mr Jabez Starkwether Dafter 
Mr John Philips 
Mr Andrew Spalding 
Mrs Widdow Clarke 
Mr Rothbones two Cildren 
Mr Owings Wife 
Mr Jabez Starkwether Dafter 
Mr Moses Park Died at sea 
Esq Dunlop Wiff 
Mr Bennidick Dafter 
Mr Isiah Cory 
Mr Clarke 
Mr Drouns Childe 
Mr Greanes Childe 
Mr Cannidy Child 
Mr James two Childrin 
Mrs Olive Brier 
Mr Abner Harris Child 
Mr Benjamin Prier Son 
Mr Drowne 
Mr Days Child 
Mr Abner Harris Child 
one Ingin Woman found Dead 
Mr Abner Harris Childrin 
Mr John Shepard Child 
No 30 December 31 Day AD 1806 

Plainfield January 1 d AD 1807 a lists of the Deaths this year 

9 Mr Kinsley Wife 

I.e., Robinson. 



1917] 



Record of Deaths at Plainfield, Conn. 



137 





9 


Mrs Widdow Stevens 




9 


Mr Nathanil Kinne Child 




9 


Mr Purkins Wife 


{'■■ 
t 


16 


Mr Jobe Parkis Wife 


Febu 


22 


Mr Peter Smiths Wife 




20 


Mr Places Child 


March 


16 


Mr Colvin Child 


April 


8 


Mr Elish Parke Childe 




8 


Mr Nathanil Kinne Drowned 


'■ 


25 


Mr Gilmores Wife 




27 


Mr Silas Bailey Wife 




30 


Mr William Smiths Wife 


June 


5 


Mr Collinges Wife 


July 


12 


Mr Apley Child 


May 




Mr Ceard Died at sea 


July 


28 


Mrs Mary how- 


Sept 


1 


Mr Newport Wife 




25 


Mr Stephan Spalding 


Octobr 


26 


Mr Sails Astin Wife 




30 


Mr Daniel Fisher Wife 




31 


Mr James Kinne Volintown 


Decern 


21 


Mrs Lyda Morgin 
AD 1807 No 21 [sic] Deaths 


A Lists of the Deaths this year Plainfield January 1 d AD 1808 


; 


6 


Mrs Widdow. Morgin 




22 


Mr Rusel Wood 




26 


Mr John Hall 


Febur 


2 


Doct Ebnezar Robition* 


• 


8 


Mr Hezekiah Spalding 


i 


10 


Mr John Hun Child 


1 


13 


Mr Wilbowf Wife 


■ 


26 


Mr David Kinne Ag 71 


March 


12 


Mrs Widow Cady 




24 


Mr John Dunlop Child 




26 


Mr John Strannihorn 


April 


10 


Mr William Harris Son 




15 


Mr Caleb Hall Jur Wife 


May 


6 


Mrs Widow Shepard Ag 99 




11 


Mrs Widow Harris 


June - 


4 


Mr John French 


Aug 


16 


Mr Burley Child 


Sept 


30 


Mr Fading Wife 




30 


Mrs Deziah Jones 


Oct 


23 


Mr Simon Parkis Son 




24 


Mr William Spalding Wife 




27 


Mr Hart of Preston 




30 


Mr Lester Negro Boy 


Nov 


2 


Mrs Widdow Perce 




23 


Mrs Widdow Bradford 




27 


Mr Jurdons Child 


Decemb 


4 


Mr Samuel giles Wife 




11 


Mr Zip Waltion grand Child 


April 




Mrs hannah Brown 
the No 28 [sic] of year AD 1808 


* I.e., Robinson. 




t I.e., Wilbur. 





138 



Record of Deaths at Plainfield, Conn. 



[April 



A Lists of the Deaths this year Plainfield January 1 d AD 1809 




13 


Mr Manuel Kinne Wife 




29 


Mr Eales Dafter 


Febur 


19 


Mr Spencer Cole Wife 




22 


Mr Ebnezar Williams 




25 


Mr Simon Cutler Child 


March 


8 


Mr Ceazer Parkhest Son 


April 


3 


Mr Walter Palmer Child 


May 


2 


Mr Oliver Parkis Child 




16 


Mr peter Smith Dafter 




23 


Mr Spalding grand Child 


June 


3 


Mr John Shepard 


July 


27 


Mr Nathanel Philips Wife 




29 


Mr Abaham Shepard 




30 


Mr Wilcocks 


Aug 


26 


Mr Levi Robition* Child 


Sept 


22 


Mr John Duglis Esq 


October 


3 


Mr Jabez Starkwether Wife 




4 


Mrs Mary Starkwether 




5 


Mrs Widdow Gallop 




23 


Mr William Dixon Esq 


Novem 


20 


Mrs Widdow Parkhist 




29 


Mr Green 




29 


Mr Whiting Child 




29 


Mr Whitings Child 


Decern 


6 


Mrs Marcy Spalding 
D: 31 the No- 25 Deaths year AD 1809 


A Lists of the Deaths this year Plainfield January 1 d AD 1810 




12 


Mr Zip Waltion two grand childdren 




14 


Esq Dunlop 




30 


Mrs Mehitable French 


March • 


22 


Mr Jery Shepard 


January 


6 


Mr Roathbone Wife 


April 


17 


Mr Feach Wife 




28 


Mr Ebenezar Dow Starlingt 


June 


22 


Mr Robition* Negro Woman 


July 


1 


gordon Black Childe 


August 


17 


Mr William Hall Wife 




19 


Mr Dea Spalding Childe 




20 


Mr Sessions Lester Child 


Septem 


15 


Mr goff Child 




17 


Mr Filer of Preston 


August 




Mr Frewmans Child 




25 


Mrs Lucy Eaton 




27 


Mr Rothbon Son 


Octobr 


6 


Mr goff Dafter 




13 


Mr Elisha Parks Cild 




16 


Mr Willam Cornell 




26 


Mr Asa Philips Wife 




28 


Mr Simon Shepard Dafter 


Novembr 


2 


Mr Waldow Wife 




4 


Capt Nathanel Cogswell Preston In 97 year age 




11 


Mr John WilbowJ 


• I.e., Robinson. 




t I.e., the town of Sterling. 


t I.e., Wilbur. 





1917] 



Record of Deaths at Plainfield, Conn. 



139 



19 Mr Isaac Nights Son 

26 Mr Ephraim Jones Wife 
Decern 1 Mr Lemuell Parkest 

27 Mrs Widdow Duglis 

31 December 31 d No- 27 [sic] Deaths this year AD 1810 



a lists of the Deaths this year Plainfield January 1 d AD 1811 


January 


1 


Mr Manuel Kinne Wife 




10 


Mr Benjamin gary Wife 




31 


Mr Holton child 


Febu 


1 


Mr William Wilbw* 




. 7 


Doct Weles 




10 


Mr Waterman Shepard Child 


March 


9 


Mr Huston Benedict Child 




11 


Mr Jabith Starkwether Dafter 




12 


Mr Samuel parkhest 




14 


Mrs Eunice Kinne Volintown 




15 


Mrs Widdow Robitionf 




17 


Mr Simeon Jones Child 


April 


3 


Mr John Hestin Child 




25 


Mr John Hestin Wife 




26 


Mrs Widdow parkhest 


April 


3 


Mr John Kinne of Worthington in his age 82 


June 


14 


Mr Ingraham 


July 


3 


Mr Zebulon Whippel 




5 


Mrs Widdow Willams 




20 


Mr William Duglis 


Sept 


29 


Mr Silas Baley Child 


Octob 


8 


Mr Cranson Lewin Child 




12 


Mr Nickels Child 




27 


Mr Pickits Wife 


Nove 


21 


Mr John Shepard 


July and August 


two other persons 


Nove 


28 


Mrs Widdow Wilbows* Dafter 


Deem 


1 


Mr Walles Wife 




4 


Mrs Widdow Ingraham 




4 


Mr Keays boy 
Mr green 




9 


Mr Lemuell Perce Wife 


October 




Mr John Duglis Child 
December 31 d AD 1811 No 32 [sic] 

Plainfield January 1 d AD 1812 




23 


Mr Hubard Child 


Febu 


11 


Mr Elder Cole Father 




13 


Mr Elisher Dow Child 


March 


4 


Mr Selvester Perce Wife 




13 


Mrs Widdow Philips 


Febuy 




Mr Ales Creary 


May 


10 


Mr Isaac Nights Wife 


June 


4 


Mr Garner Child 




7 


Mr Elisha Park 




16 


Mr Ranford Parkins Child. 


July 


16 


Mr Garner 


August 


4 . 


Mr Reuben Cott Child 




5 


Mr John James Child 


• I.e., 


Wilbur. 




t I.e., 


Robinson. 





140 



Record of Deaths at Plainfield, Conn. 



[April 



Mrs Widdow Parks Child 

Mr Loring Crosby Child 

Mr Ruben Scott Child 

Mr Duglis parkes Child 

Mr hutchsion Falin 

Mr Aaron Crary Wife 

Mr Nickels Child 

Mr Elias Dean Child 

Mr Macel Wife, of Hand[iKe^i6fe] 4$ clock Boston 

State 
Mr Varnims Childe 
Mr Bridge 
Mr Sweat 
Mrs Widdow Lord 
Mr Night Spalding Child 
Mr Hejoitthan Parkhest 
Mr Varning Child 
December 31 d AD 1812 No 29 

the Deaths this year AD 1813 Plainfield 1 d AD 1813 

Mr William Hall Childs 

Mr Pickets Child 

Mr Spencer Kinne Wife Preston 

Mr Timothy Perce 

Mr Joiles Dafter 

Mr Da[iUegible]ye3 Wife 

Mrs Anna Shepard 

Mr Simon Shepard 

Mrs Widdow Andris 

Mr John Duglis Child 

Mr Samuel Garner 

Mr James Philips Child 

Mr Duglis Parks Child 

Mr Andrew Duglis Child 

Mr Port Hall Child 

Mr Elisha Branch Dafter 

Mr Roazel Philips 

Mr Joseph gears 

Mr Ephrahn Jones 

Mr Elas Fish Wife 

Mr John Webb Childe 

Mr Benjmin Andris Child 

Mr Stephan Whealer Wife 

Mr Sessons Lester Wife 

Mr Night Spalding Wife 

Mr Daniel Whealer Dafter 

Mr Waterman Shepard 

Mr Asa Philips Dafter 

Mr James Goff Wife 

Mr Jobe Shepard Child 

Mr Jobe Parkhest 

Mr Joseph Nicholds Wife 
December 31 d AD 1813 No 31 [sic] Deaths 

A Lists of the Deaths this year AD 1814 Plainfield January 1 d AD 1814 
7 Mr Thomas Simmons Son 

7 Mr Philip Kinyons Dafter 

7 Mrs Widdow Varnim 





11 




24 




24 




25 


Sept 


1 




15 




19 




24 


October 


1 


Sep 


29 


November 7 




19 


Decembr 


2 




23 




27 




29 


A Lists of 




15 




19 




28 


February 


5 




20 




21 




22 


March 


12 




19 




25 


April 


26 




26 


May 


5 




17 




28 


June 


5 




27 


July 


1 


August 


6 




16 




19 




21 


Septem 


3 




22 


October 


10 




20 


Novembr 


2 




8 




12 




17 




25 


Decern 


10 



1917] 



Record of Deaths at Plainfield, Conn. 



141 



January 



Febuary 



March 



Febu 



April 



May 



June 



July 
August 



Septem 

August 
Octobr 



20 

20 

25 

28 

29 

30 

30 

31 

6 

7 

11 

20 

20 

24 

28 

3 

4 

4 

5 

5 

7 

8 

9 

9 

16 



28 

28 

1 

5 

24 
26 
26 
30 
2 
7 
14 
14 
15 
2 
25 
26 
14 
1 
6 
20 
28 
3 
4 
23 
2 
10 
23 
27 
November 3 
17 

• I.o., Wilbur. 



Mr John Cleaveland Child 

Mr Sals Spaldings Child 

Mr Benjamin Gary Child 

Deacon Lefingwell Wife 

Mr Varnims Wife 

Mr Selvestor Perce 

Mr Amos Whitting Wife 

Mr Daniel Davis Wife 

Mrs Widdow Parkhest 

Mr Coshingmen Child 

Decons Masons Child 

Mr Thomas Dixon Child 

Mr Stephan Wilbow* Wife 

Mr Stephan Wilbow* 

Mr Joseph Wilbow* 

Mr Abner Wflbow* 

Mrs happy Wilbow* 

Mr Esquire Cady Child 

Mrs Widdow Whelor 

Mr Jacub Barrit Son 

Mr Ezeakel gary 

Mr James goff 

Mrs Widdow Barrit 

Mr Timothy Lester Black man 

Mrs Widdow Wals Son 

Mr Thomas Heard 

Mr Spalding 

Mr Elder Purkings 

Mr Elisha Clark Son 

Mr Peter Simmons 

Mr Daniel humphra 

Mr herrington Wife 

Mr Burton Brigs Son 

Mr Thomas S imm ons Wife 

Mr Peter Barnes Wife 

Mr Condal 

Mr Peter Barnes 

Mrs Widdow Spalding 

Mr Amos Branch Cild 

Mr Jobe Haill Son 

Mr Hinkley Child 

Mr John Medbuary Child 

Mr John Duglis Child 

Mr Dragg 

Mr Jesse Cook Child 

Mr Kinsbry Wife 

Mr Jobe Haill Son 

Mr Decon Lefingwell 

Mr two children Drowned 

Mr Ruben Scott Child 

Mr Burley Child 

Mr Elcaney Eaton Child 

Mrs Widdow Harris 

Mr Blisses Child 

Mr Walter Palmer Dafter 

Mr Ephraim Medbury Child 



142 



Record of Deaths at PMnfield, Conn. 



[April 



Decemb 


4 


Mr Thomas Dow Franklin* Ag 42 




6 


Mr Walter Palmer Child 




9 


Mr Calep Hall 




20 


Mr Isaac Nights Dafter 
December 31 d AD 1814 No 63 [sic] Deaths 

AD 1815 Plainfield January 1 d AD 1815 


Febuay 


17 


Mrs Widdow Cole 


March 


25 


Mrs Widdow Duglis 


April 


1 


Mr Jabez Sarkwether 


May 


24 


Mr Timothy Parkhest 


June 


15 


Mr Edward Hill Dafter 




23 


Mr Holding Wife 




26 


Mr Samuel Spalding Son 




29 


Mr Blakes Dafter 




30 


Mrs Widdow Wibowf 


July 


25 


Mr Olding Child 


Octobr 


13 


t Mrs Widow Paighn Dafter 


Novemb 


1 


Mrs Widow RobitionJ 




6 


Mr Eales Son 




11 


Mr John Gary found Dead in Moosups river 




12 


Mr Henary Dow Son 




27 


Mr Deacon Warren 




27 


Mrs Widow Beckes 


December 


10 


Mrs Widow Starwether 




16 


Mr Day 




18 


Mr Charles Philips Child 




26 


Mr Port hall Wife 




28 


Mr Reuben Spalding Wife 
December 31 d AD 1815 No 22 Deaths 


A lists of the Deaths this year Plainfield January 1 d AD 1 




5 


Mrs Olive Dean 




6 

7 


Mr Weaver Two children 




16 


Mr John Prier Child 




18 


Mr Feach Child 




21 


Mrs Widdow Shepard 


February 


2 


Dea Masons Wife 




6 


Mr Hezekiar Hall Jun r 




11 


Mrs Widdow Spalding 




13 


Revent Benedit§ 11J clock at Night Ag 72 




14 


Mr Stephon Miller at Bradfors 




29 


Mr Sessons Lester Negro woman 




23 


Mr William Alsbow 


March 


2 


Mr Philip Kinyon Wife 


April 


5 


Mr Potter Childe 




12 


Mr Elkiney Eatons Child 


May 


1 


old cuntryman 




10 


Mrs Widdow Herick 


June 


1 


Mr Shippe Son 




12 


Mr Spencer Kinne griswold|| In 86 age 




29 


Capt Clark Dafter 


• I.e., the town of Franklin. 


t I.e., "Wilbur. 




1 I.e., Robinson 


i. 


| Rev. Joel Benedict. 


fl I.e., the town of Griswold. 



1917] 



Record of Deaths at Plainfield, Conn. 



143 



August 



Mr pamer Hall Wife 
Mr Ephraim Whealer Wife 
Mr Perce Parkiest Child 
Mr Bowing 

Mr Daniel Philips Daf ter 
Mrs Widow Parkhest 

Mr Elijah Waden griswold* at 2 clock ag 83 
Mr Joseph Whipel Son 
December 31 d AD 1816 No 29 Deaths 
Deacon Baxter Pomfret 27 d 

a lists Plainfield January 1 d AD 1817 Deaths 
Mr Edward Hill Dafter 
Mr Wales Dafter 
Mr John Duglis Nego woman 
Deacon Andns Ag 62 
Mrs Widdow Shepard 
Mr Newport Hall 
Mr Daniel Perce 
Mr Samuel Warren Cild 
Mr Elias Parkis Child 
Mr Wilson Wife and child 
Mr Hails Son 

Mrs Widdow Dow Franklinf age 44 
Mr Philip Spalding 
Mr Lemuell Spalding Wife 
Mr Ives Child 
Mr Rogers Wife 
Mr William Perce 
Mrs Widdow gallup Starling Ag 87 
Capt Canidy Dafter 
Mr Cornell 
December 31 d AD 1817 No 20 [sic] Deaths 

lists of the Deaths this year Plainfield January 1 d AD 1818 

Mr george Webb Wife 
Mr Thomas Simons 
Mr John Apley 
Mr Walton Dafter child 
Mr Joseph Shepard 
Mr John Duglis Child 
Mr Joshua Webb Wife 
Mrs Widdow Dixon 
Mr Hinkley Wife 
Dr Isaac Night 
Mr Stephen Hall Ag 98 
Mrs Widdow Gray 
Mr Hazzard Child 
Mr Capt Branches Dafter 
Mr Ephraim Medbury Wife 
Mr Ezra Cark Wife 
Capt Cole age 74 
Mr Abigor Dan§ Wife 
Plainfield December 31 AD 1818 No 18 

* I.e., the town of Griswold. 
t I.e., the town of Franklin. 
| I.e., the town of Sterling. 
§ I.e., Dean. 



Septr 


2 


Octobr 


27 




29 


Novem 


17 




16 


Febuary 


5 




6 




17 


March 


27 




28 


April 


21 


May 


9 




30 


June 


30 


May 




Aug 


12 




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144 Descendants of Samuel Hyde [April 

Plainfield December 31 d AD 1818 the Deaths that Manuel Kinne kept a 
count of is the number of Persons 516 [sic] 

Plainfield March AD 1814 the grate storme of hale and Rain and Ice that 
the ground was covered with lims and Trees In Sum Places 

Plainfield September 23 d AD 1815 the grate Storm of Rain so that and 
Wind so that Blew over Buldings and our Meating House* and Trees In all 
Directtions and Rained Salt Water and Blew it from Providence and Salted 
the Winders glass In Plainfield 

Plainfield March 7 d AD 1820 grate Storm of hale and Raine for four Days 
and Lodded the Trees so that theay Bent Down With Ice and Broke Down 
a grate Many Trees In Many places this I have seen Manuel Kinne 

Plainfield April and May AD 1820 Cold and Drye Backyard Spring Littel 
or know Rain the 30 Day of May one Shower of Rain and know More Rain 
Till the 14 d of July and then come good shower and by this Time corn oats 
grass In a sufering condition this is the Driest time that Ever I Remember 
of seing is not Rain nuff to lay the Dust all the While Back Not half the hay 
cut this year as I have seen Before In years past Manuel Kinne 



: FOUR GENERATIONS OF DESCENDANTS 

OF 
SAMUEL HYDE OF NEWTON, MASS. 

[ By Hon. William Henby Harrison Stowell of Amherst, Mass. 

Two brothers, Samuel and Jonathan Hyde, were among the early 
settlers in that part of Cambridge, Mass., which was known as 
Cambridge Village and which in 1691 became the town of Newton. 
In studying the history of these brothers and their descendants the 
compiler of this article found many errors in printed statements, 
these errors arising chiefly from the fact that many Hydes with the 
same Christian name lived in the same neighborhood at about the 
■ • same time.f In some cases wives and children had been incorrectly 

assigned to husbands and fathers, and the numerous Hyde inter- 
marriages made the family history still more complicated and in- 
creased the chances for mistakes. It seems desirable, therefore, to 
publish a correct genealogy of the descendants of these two brothers 
for four generations. The present article gives the family of the 
elder brother, Samuel Hyde, and a longer article, which will appear 
in one or more future numbers of the Register, will treat of the family 
of the younger brother, Jonathan Hyde. 

1. Dea. Samuel 1 Hyde was born, probably in England, about 
1610, t and died at Cambridge Village (now Newton), Mass., 12 Sept. 
1689, aged 79. He embarked in the ship Jonathan, from London for 

* The Congregational church, -which was then being built. It has been replaced by 
the present stone edifice. 

t At Canterbury, Conn., five Jonathan Hydes were living at the same time. To 
Mrs. Mary Lovering Holman, a genealogist of Boston, Mass., is due the credit for 
straightening out the Connecticut tangle and for compiling that part of the genealogy. 

t He deposed in 1662, aged "42 yeares or there abouts." (Register, vol. 32, p. 409.) 



1917] Descendants of Samuel Hyde 145 

Boston, in Apr. 1639, and settled at Cambridge Village* about 1640. 
He married Temperance — , who probably came to New Eng- 
land in the same ship with him. 

With his younger brother, Jonathan, who also came over in the 
same ship with" him, Samuel Hyde bought 40 acres of land in 1647 
from Thomas Danforth and 200 acres in 1652 from the heirs of Na- 
thaniel Sparhawk. This land was held in common by the two brothers 
until 3 May 1661, when it was divided between them. (Middlesex 
Deeds, vol. 3, fo. 321.) Samuel Hyde was admitted as freeman 
2 May 1649. As one of the proprietors of Billerica he had 80 acres 
there in the division of 1652, and Middlesex records show that 
Samuel Hides of Cambridge conveyed seven pieces of land to various 
parties between 1659 and 1682. 

According to his will, dated 10 June 1689 and proved 1 Oct. 1689, 
his grandson Samuel was to take the homestead and provide for the 
widow, Temperance. After her death his farm at Watertown, of 124 
acres, was to be divided among three of the children of his son Job, 
viz., Samuel, John, and Sarah. The testator confirmed previous 
gifts to his son Samuel and his son-in-law Thomas Woolson, and made 
his wife Temperance sole executor and his brother Jonathan and 
Thomas Woolson overseers. (Middlesex Probate Files, 11279.) 
Children, born at Cambridge: 

i. Samuel, 2 b. in 1640; d. at Newton 22 July 1725; perhaps m. in 
Boston, 7 Jan. 1722/3, Prudence Swanton, who m. (2) (inten- 
tion recorded in 1728) William Gray. 

ii. Joshua, b. 12 Mar. 1641/2; d. at Cambridge 21 Apr. 1656, aged 14. 
2. ill. Job, b. in 1643. 

iv. Sarah, b. 19 May 1644; d. at Sudbury 11 Sept. 1721; m. at Cam- 
bridge, 20 Nov. 1660, Thomas Woolson of Watertown, who d. 
abt. 1713. He resided for a while at Newton, and then settled at 
Watertown Farms, (now Weston), where he bought several tracts 
of land which he conveyed to his s. Joseph, except 30 acres to his 
s. Thomas. He kept an inn from 1686 to 1708, and was selectman 
in 1699, 1700, 1702, and 1703. In his will, in his own hand- 
writing, dated 8 Dec. 1708 and proved 24 Apr. 1713, he mentions 
eldest s. Thomas Woolson, s. Joseph Woolson, daughters Sarah 
Bond, Elizabeth How, and Mary Jones, and wife Sarah, who is 
named as executrix. (Middlesex Probate Files, 25623.) Chil- 
dren, b. at Watertown: 1. Sarah, b. in 1661; m. at Watertown, 
30 Sept. 1680, Thomas Bond, b. at Watertown 23 Dec. 1654, d. 
there 17 Dec. 1704, s. of William and Sarah (Biscoe) ; six chil- 
dren. 2. Thomas, b. 28 Feb. 1666/7; d. at Watertown 21 July 
1723; m. there in 1693 Elizabeth Chadwick, b. there 8 May 1673; 
three children. 3. Elizabeth, b. 30 Apr. 1668; m. at Sudbury, 
3 Nov. 1686, John How, b. there 24 July 1664, s. of Samuel and 
Martha (Bent). 4. Mary, b. 28 Nov. 1673; d. at Weston; m. 
(1) at Watertown, 19 May 1700, Samuel Jones of Weston, b. at 
Watertown 9 July 1677, d. there 6 Jan. 1717/18, s. of Josiah and 
Lydia (Treadway) ; m. (2) at Weston, 1 Oct. 1724 ; as his second 
wife, Maj. Francis Fulham of Weston; three children by first 
husband. 5. Joseph, b. 16 Nov. 1677; d. at Watertown 16 May 

1755; m. Hannah , who d. at Watertown 30 Apr. 1721; 

six children. 6. Nathaniel (probably s. of Thomas and Sarah), 
d. s.v. at Sudbury before his father; m. 28 Dec. 1709 Elizabeth 
Reed, b. at Sudbury 16 Nov. 1687, dau. of Thomas and Mary. 

* All places mentioned in this article are situated within the present limits of the 
State of Massachusetts, unless another State or region is indicated in the text or may 
be easily inferred from the context. 



146 Descendants of Samuel Hyde [April 

v. Elizabeth, d. at Newton 13 Mar. 1722/3; m. at Cambridge, 
7 Mar. 1666/7, Humphrey Osland, shoemaker, who d. at New- 
ton 19 June 1720. He resided at Cambridge and Newton, built 
a house on his father Hyde's land, and signed the secession 
petition in 1678. Children, b. at Cambridge: 1. Elizabeth, b. 
25 Jan. 1667/8: m. at Newton, 11 Mar. 1692/3, as his second 
wife, Nathaniel Wilson. They removed to Framingham. 2. 
John, b. 10 Oct. 1669; d. at Newton 10 Jan. 1740 [? 1739/40]; 
m. in Boston, 14 Oct. 1697, his first cousin once removed, Sarah* 
Hyde, b. at Cambridge 1 Apr. 1679, d. at Newton 14 June 1753, 
aged 76, dau. of Jonathan 1 and Mary (Rediat) ; nine children. * 
3. Hannah, d. at Newton 2 May 1704; m. there, 21 May 1696, 
Dr. John Prentice, who d. at Newton 4 Jan. 1721 [? 1720/1], s. 
of Thomas and Rebecca; six children. 4. Sarah, b. 23 Nov. 1683; 
d. at Newton 28 Sept. 1743; m. Edward Prentice of Newton, con- 
stable, who d. at Newton 16 Sept. 1724, s. of Thomas and Rebecca; 
one child. 

2. Job* Hyde (SamueP), born at Cambridge in 1643, died there 
19 Nov. 1685, aged 42. He married Elizabeth Fuller, born 
about 1647, died at Cambridge 28 Nov. 1685, daughter of 
John and Elizabeth. 

Since Job Hyde and his wife both died when their children 
were young, the two grandfathers, Samuel Hyde and John 
Fuller, cared for the children. On 6 Apr. 1686 a petition was 
presented for the division of the estate of Job Hyde, because 
if the grandfather, "Decon Hide," should die, the children 
would be left with nothing. The children were given as 
Samuel Hide, aged 19, Elizabeth, aged 15, Mary, aged 13, 
Sary, aged 12, Bethia, aged 9, Ha nna h, aged 6, John, aged 4, 
and Jonathan, aged 2. (Middlesex Court Files.) On 
24 Dec. 1694 Bethia, a minor in her 17th year, daughter of 
Job, chose her uncle, John Fuller, as guardian, Hannah, a 
minor in her 14th year, daughter of Job, chose her uncle, 
Jonathan Fuller, as guardian, Abraham Brown was appointed 
guardian of John, a minor in his 13th year, and Jonathan 
Hides was appointed guardian of Jonathan, a minor in his 
11th year. (Middlesex Probate Records, vol. 8, fo. 585.) In 
1694 administration on the estate of Job Hyde was granted to 
John Fuller, and in Mar. 1694/5 division was made between 
Elizabeth, wife of William Hide, Mary, wife of Abraham 
Brown, Sarah, Bethia, Hannah, John, Jonathan (the youngest 
son), and Samuel (the eldest son), Samuel taking the 40 acres 
given to him by his father and paying to his brothers and sis- 
ters £64, their share. (Middlesex Probate Files, 11245.) 

Children, born at Cambridge: 

i. Elizabeth,* b. 29 Aug. 1664; probably d. young. 
3. ii. Samuel, b. 5 Mar. 1666/7. 

iii. Job, b. 6 May 1669; probably d. young. 

iv. Elizabeth, b. abt. 1671; d. at Newton 7 Apr. 1743; m. there, abt. 
1689, her first cousin once removed, William 1 Hyde, b. at Cam- 
bridge 12 Sept. 1662, d. at Newton 8 Dec. 1699, aged 37, s. of 
Jonathan 1 and Mary (French). t 

* Vide Descendants of Jonathan Hyde, 1, xix, to be published in a future issue of 
the Register. 
t Vide Descendants of Jonathan Hyde, 5. 



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v. Mabt, b. 21 June 1673; d. at Watertown 29 Nov. 1723; m. in 1691 
Capt. Abraham Brown of Watertown, b. 26 Aug. 1671, d. at 
Watertown 27 Nov. 1729, s. of Jonathan and Mary (Shattuck). 
He was town treasurer of Newton, 1695-1700, assessor, 1705-6 
and 1708, town clerk, 1712, and selectman, 1712-1728. He was 
an innkeeper, 1709-1712. Children, b. at Watertown: 1. Mary, 
m. at Watertown, 31 Jan. 1709/10, George Cutting, b. there 

26 Apr. 1686, s. of John and Susanna (Harrington); twelve 
children. 2. Jonathan, b. in 1694; d. at Watertown 25 July 
1758; m. Elizabeth Simmonds, b. in Nov. 1698, dau. of Joseph 
and Mary; eight children. 3. Patience, bapt. 27 June 1697; m. 
at Watertown, 25 Mar. 1714, Elisha Smith of Weston, b. 11 Jan. 
1691/2, s. of Jonathan and Jane (Peabody) ; eight children. 4. 
Lydia, b. 30 Dec. 1697; d. before 15 Dec. 1730; m. at Watertown, 
2 Oct. 1716, Joseph Hastings, b. there 3 Jan. 1684/5, s. of Joseph 
and Ruth (Rice); twelve children. 5. Hannah, b. 5 Oct. 1699; 
d. at Watertown 3 Nov. 1775; m. there, 24 May 1720, Ebenezer 
Bigelow, b. 4 Sept. 1698, d. in Cuba, s. of Joshua and Elizabeth 
(Flagg); twelve children. 6. Abraham, b. 17 Oct. 1701; d. at 
Watertown 29 June 1703. 7. Samuel, b. 21 July 1703; d. at 
Stockbridge 17 Feb. 1784; m. at Watertown. in 1721, Mercy 
Patterson, b. there 1 Sept. 1702, d. at Stockbridge 6 Mar. 1774, 
dau. of Joseph and Mercy (Goodnow) ; eight children. 8. John, 
b. 19 Apr. 1705; d. at Weston in 1784; m. (1) at Waltham, 
20 July 1732, Abigail Bright, who d. at Waltham 4 May 1733, 
dau. of Nathaniel and Mary (Coolidge); m. (2) at Waltham, 
23 July 1734, Hannah (Bemis) Flagg/ b. at Watertown 3 Dec. 
1705, dau. of John and Mary (Harrington) and widow of John; 
one child by first wife and six children by second wife. 9. Grace, 
b. 17 Aug. 1707; m. at Waltham, 26 Oct. 1737, David Child, b. 

27 Dec. 1711, s. of Daniel and Beriah (Bemis); five children. 
vi. Sarah, b. 2 Oct. 1675; d. at Newton 13 Mar. 1754; m. there, 

2 Feb. 1696/7, her first cousin once removed, Daniel* Hyde, b. 
at Cambridge in Jan. 1665/6, d. at Newton 3 Mar. 1735/6, s. of 
Jonathan 1 and Mary (French).* 
vii. Bethia, b. 24 Feb. 1678/9; m. (1) at Newton, 27 Apr. 1708, her 
first cousin once removed, Jacob 2 Hyde, b. at Cambridge 9 Apr. 
1687, d. in the army in Canada 17 July 1712, s. of Jonathan 1 and 
Mary (Rediat);t m. (2) at Newton, 17 Mar. 1715 [? 1714/15] 
Nathaniel Oliver, who d. before 25 Mar. 1728, when adminis- 
tration of his estate was granted to his widow, Bethia, Joshua 
Fuller being surety. (Middlesex Probate Files, 16221.) Child 
by first husband: 1. Abraham, b. at Newton 22 Feb. 1708/9; 
d. there 22 Mar. 1710/11. Child by second husband: 2. Mary, 
b. at Cambridge 15 Sept. 1716; on 16 Nov. 1730 Thomas Spar- 
hawk of Cambridge was appointed guardian of Mary Oliver, 
minor, aged 15, dau. of Nathaniel Oliver of Cambridge, deceased. 
(lb., 16222.) 
viii. Hannah, b. 20 May 1680; d. at Newton 7 June 1720; m. her first 
cousin once removed, Eleazeb 5 Hyde, b. at Cambridge 11 Mar. 
1663/4, d. at Newton 30 Sept. 1731, s. of Jonathan 1 and Mary 
(French). t 

4.ix. John, b. 1 Feb. 1681/2. 

5. x. Jonathan, b. 22 May 1684. 

3. Ensign Samuel 3 Hyde (Job, 2 Samuel 1 ), born at Cambridge 
5 Mar. 1666/7, died at Newton 27 May 1741. He married 

Deliverance , born about 1667, died at Newton 10 

Nov. 1741, aged 74. 

* Vide Descendants of Jonathan Hyde, 7. 

t Vide Descendants of Jonathan Hyde, 1, xxii. 

I Vide Descendants of Jonathan Hyde, 6. 

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[April 



He resided at Cambridge and at Newton, and was a select- 
man of Newton for five years. In his will, made in 1738 
and proved 13 June 1741, he mentions wife Deliverance and 
children Deliverance Hide, Patience Jackson, Abigail Mur- 
dock, Temperance Fuller, the children of son Nehemiah Hide, 
deceased, and also granddaughter Margaret Stone. (Middle- 
sex Probate Files, 11280.) The heirs of Samuel Hyde, who 
were cited to appear in court in 1741, were William and De- 
liverance Hyde, Joseph and Patience Jackson, Robert and 
Abigail Murdock, Caleb and Temperance Fuller, Noah and 
Margaret Shepard, and Robert Murdock as guardian of the 
children of Nehemiah Hyde. (lb., 11228.) 

Children, all except the first one born at Newton : 

i. Deliverance, 4 b. at Cambridge 8 Oct. 1689; d. at Newton 15 Feb. 
1754; m. at Watertown, 26 Mar. 1713, her second cousin once 
removed, Lieut. William 8 Hyde, b. at Cambridge 30 Oct. 1690, 
d. at Newton 9 Feb. 1754, s. of William* and Elizabeth (Hyde) 
and grandson of Jonathan 1 and Mary (French) Hyde.* 

ii. Pattence, b. 18 June 1691: d. at Newton 25 Oct. 1775, aged 84; 
m. there, 28 Nov. 1717, Joseph Jackson, clothier and lawyer, b. 
at Cambridge 6 Mar. 1690 [? 1689/90], d. at Newton 28 June 
1768, aged 78, s. of Sebas and Sarah (Baker). Children, b. at 
Newton: 1. Lydia, b. 20 Sept. 1718. 2. Timothy, b. 20 Apr. 
1726; d. at Newton 18 June 1774, aged 49; m. there, 20 Feb. 
1752, Sarah Smith, who d. at Newton 27 Nov. 1797; six children. 

3. Dea. Joseph, b. 2 Aug. 1729; d. at Newton 9 Aug. 1803, aged 
74; m. at Watertown, 11 Apr. 1754, his second cousin, Abigail 
Brown, b. there 7 Dec. 1731, d. at Newton 16 Nov. 1815, aged 84, 
dau. of Jonathan and Elizabeth (Simmonds);t seven children. 

4. Patience, b. 21 Apr. 1734; m. at Newton, 1 Apr. 1762, 
Thaddeus Spring of Newton, b. there 9 Apr. 1730, s. of William 
and Abigail (Squire) ; three children. 

iii. Prudence, b. and d. at Newton 29 Apr. 1693. 

iv. Lydia, b. 8 June 1695; d. at Newton 3 Nov. 1718; m. there, 17 Dec. 
1717, Dea. John Stone, b. at Newton 18 Sept. 1692, d. there 
11 Jan. 1769, aged 76, s. of Ebenezer and Margaret (Trowbridge). 
He m. (2) 4 Nov. 1719 Abigail Stratton of Watertown. He re- 
sided at Framingham and Newton. Child: 1. Margaret, b. at 
Framingham 24 Oct. 1718; d. at Newton 16 Mar. 1747 [? 1746/7]; 
m. there, 2 Aug. 1739, Noah Shepard; one child. 

v. Abigail, b. 9 June 1698; d. at Newton 12 Aug. 1777, aged 77 years, 
9 months [sic]; m. there, 5 Nov. 1719, Lieut. Robert Murdock, 
b. at Roxbury 1 Feb. 1694/5, d. at Newton 11 Sept. 1762, aged 
68, 8. of Robert and Hannah (Stedman) . Children, b. at Newton : 
1; Joshua, b. 31 Dec. 1721; d. at Newton 3 July 1797; m. (1) at 
Newton (intention recorded 17 Mar. 1744/5) Esther Child of 
Brookline, who d. at Newton 30 Mar. 1755, aged 30; m. (2) at 
Newton, 17 June 1756, Esther Greenwood, b. at Newton 7 Oct. 
1731, d. there 9 Mar. 1809, dau. of Lieut. Josiah and Phoebe 
(Stearns); six children by first wife and eight children by second 
wife. 2. Hannah, b. 22 May 1725. 3. Samuel, b. 28 May 1726: 
d. at Newton 15 Oct. 1749, aged 24; m. there (intention recorded 
20 Aug. 1749) Hannah Woodward, b. at Newton 6 May 1726, 
dau. of Jonathan and Thankful (Mirick). 4. Elizabeth, b. 27 May 
1731; d. at Newton 19 Aug. 1769, aged 38; m. there, 20 Dec. 
1750, Capt. Jeremiah Wiswall, a Revolutionary soldier, b. at New- 
ton 27 Oct. 1725, d. there 29 May 1807, aged 82, s. of Capt. 
Noah and T hankf ul (Fuller); resided at Oak Hill, Newton; six 
children. 

' Tid« Descendants of Jonathan Hyde, 13. 
t Vide supra, 2, v, 2. 



1917] Descendants of Samuel Hyde 149 

vi. Temperance, b. 16 July 1700; d. at Newton 25 Aug. 1749; m. 
there, 20 Jan. 1724/5, Caleb Fuller, b. at Newton 24 Feb. 
1701/2, d. there 21 Feb. 1770, aged 68, s. of John and Abigail 
(Boylston). He m. (2) at Watertown, 27 Dec. 1750, Mary 
Hovey. Children, b. at Newton: 1. Ephraim, b. 31 Dec. 1725; 
d. at Newton 19 Nov. 1772, aged 47; m. there, 6 Nov. 1746, 
Esther Warren, b. at Newton 28 Nov. 1727, d. there 11 May 
1800, dau. of Ebenezer and Elizabeth (Hyde); five children. 2. 
Nehemiah, b. 16 Sept. 1727; d. at Newton 6 Aug. 1735. 3. 
William, b. 2 June 1732; d. at Newton 12 Dec. 1802; m. Eliza- 
beth ; two children. 4. Bethia, b. 13 Nov. 1734; m. at 

Newton, 24 Jan. 1750/1, John Murdock of Uxbridge-, b. at 
Newton 24 Dec. 1727, s. of John and Sarah (Reed). 5. Ann, b. 
27 Mar. 1739; d. at Newton 12 Feb. 1744/5. 
6. vii. Nehemiah, b. 8 Oct. 1704. 

viii. Ann, b. 17 Aug. 1710; probably d. before her parents, as she is not 
mentioned in the wills of her father and mother or in the papers 
relating to the division of her father's estate. 

ix. Josiah, b. in 1718; d. at Newton 13 June 1718 or 1719. 

4. John 8 Hyde (Job* Samuel 1 ), born at Cambridge 1 Feb. 1681/2, 
died at Newton 8 Jan. 1765. He married first, at Newton, 
15 May 1707, Sarah Prentice, who died at Newton 8 Mar. ' 
1712/13, daughter of Thomas and Rebecca (Jackson); and 
secondly, at Newton, 13 May 1713, Hannah Prentice, sister 
of his deceased wife. 

On 13 May 1713 Thomas Prentice conveyed land to his 
son-in-law John Hide, who married his daughter Hannah. 
On 3 Mar. 1761 John Hide of Newton mortgaged his farm to 
the town as security for money spent for his daughter Sarah 
and for the care of himself. The mortgage was paid 14 Mar. 
1765, but by whom does not appear. (Middlesex Deeds, 
vol. 57, fo. 544.) 

Children by first wife, born at Newton: 

i. Relief, 4 b. 1 Jan. 1708/9; d. at Newton 11 Nov. 1758; m. Thomas 
Draper, b. at Roxbury 14 Mar. 1709/10, d. at Newton in Oct. 
1769, s. of Jonathan and Sarah (Jackson). On 30 Apr. 1734 John 
Hide of Newton conveyed land in Roxbury to dau. Relief Draper 
of Roxbury and s. Thomas Draper. (Middlesex Deeds, vol. 35, 
fo. 261.) Children, probably all b. at Newton:* 1. Thomas, b. 
30 Oct. 1732; d. at Newton 29 Nov. 1738. 2. John, b. 17 Dec. 
1733; m. 8 Apr. 1757 Ann Worllyleek of Roxbury. 3. Aaron, 
b. 15 Mar. 1734/5; m. 21 Feb. 1760 Mary Fisher. 4. Sarah, b. 
7 Dec. 1736. 5. Moses, b. 26 May 1738; d. at Newton 4 Dec. 
1738. 6. Thomas, b. 19 Dec. 1739; d. in the same year. 7. 
Abigail, b. 2 June 1741; m. 23 Feb. 1762 Ensign John Baker. 8. 
Phebe, b. 27 Oct. 1742; d. at Newton 17 Mar. 1750/1. 9. Eliza- 
beth, b. 26 Mar. 1744; m. 23 Feb. 1764 Jacob Robinson. 10. 
Catherine, b. 29 Nov. 1745. 11. William, b. 1 June 1747; d. at 
Newton 29 Sept. 1748. 12. Anna, b. 28 July 1749. 13. Re- 
becca, b. 6 Sept. 1750; d. at Newton 11 Mar. 1750/1. 14. Wil- 
liam (twin), b. 7 Mar. 1752. 15. Rebecca (twin), b. 7 Mar. 1752; 
d. at Newton 12 Feb. 1755. 

ii. Sarah, b. 10 Dec. 1711 [sic]: d. unm. at Newton 9 May 1754. 

iii. Jonathan, b. 13 July 1712 [sic]', probably d. young. 

5. Jonathan 3 Hyde (Job, 2 Samuel}), born at Cambridge 22 May 
1684, died at Newton 2 Aug. 1731. He married at Cambridge, 

* The births of all the children except the second, third, and fourth are recorded at 
Newton. 



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[April 



4 Apr. 1706, Hannah Dana, born at Cambridge 25 Oct. 1685, 
died at Canterbury, Conn., 20 Mar. 1748 [? 1747/8], aged 62, 
daughter of Jacob and Patience. She married secondly, at 
Canterbury, Conn., 28 Oct. 1735, as his third wife, Henry 
Adams, born at Medfield 29 Oct. 1663, died at Canterbury, 
Conn., 28 June 1749.* 

Jonathan Hyde was brought up by his maternal grand- 
father, John Fuller, who in his will mentions Jonathan as the 
youngest of the children of his daughter Elizabeth, wife of 
Job Hide. (Middlesex Probate Files, 8745.) He owned the 
covenant in the Cambridge church 12 Jan. 1706/7. In his will, 
proved 20 Sept. 1731, he left 125 acres of land at Canterbury, 
Conn., to wife Hannah, and made her executrix. (lb., 11260.) 
On 14 Nov. 1746 Henry Adams of Canterbury, Conn., and 
Hannah his wife, in consideration of £10 paid "by our sons, 
Josiah Hides and Jonathan Hides, both of Canterbury," 
quitclaimed all their right to land in Canterbury which was 
Jonathan Hides's, "y* former husband of y* said Hannah." 
(Canterbury Deeds, vol. 5, p. 84.) In his will Henry Adams 
gave "to the three natural daughters of my last wife, Hannah, 
the goods she brought with her." Jacob Smith of Canterbury 
and Ebenezer Farr, whose wives were daughters of Jonathan 
and H ann ah (Dana) Hyde, gave receipts 3 Aug. 1749. 

Children: 

Hannah, 4 bapt. at Cambridge 12 Jan. 1706/7. 

Josiah, b. at Newton 7 Nov. 1708 and bapt. at Cambridge 14 Nov. 
1708. 

Jonathan, bapt. at Cambridge 7 Jan. 1710/11. 

Abigail (probably dau. of Jonathan), f b. in 1712; m. (1) at Newton, 
17 Feb. 1731/2, Isaac Stowell, b. in 1708, s. of Israel and 
Abigail; m. (2) at Dedham, 8 July 1760, James Duff of Rox- 
bury. Children by first husband, all except the first one b. at 
Dedham: 1. Isaac, b. at Newton in 1732; d. at Dedham 3 Mar. 
1820, aged 88; m. in Boston, 24 May 1753, Mary Oliver, b. in 
Boston 20 Sept. 1735, d. at Dedham 6 June 1812, aged 76, dau. of 
Andrew and Mary (Fitch); ten children. 2. Jacob, b. 3 Apr. 1736; 
d. at Windsor, Vt., 13 Nov. 1806; m. (intention recorded at Doug- 
las, 16 Dec. 1757) his third cousin once removed, "Beulahlivermore, 
bapt. at Grafton 21 Sept. 1735, d. at Windsor, Vt., 17 Nov. 1825, 
dau. of Jonas and Esther (Hyde) ;t eight children. 3. Abigail, b. 6 
Oct.1737. 4. Joseph, b. 1 May 1739; m.atNeedham,27Jan.l763, 
Hannah Richardson, dau. of Ezekiel and Mary (Day). 5. 
Mary, b. 2 Dec. 1741; d. at Dedham 25 Aug. 1755. 6. Samuel, 
b. 27 May 1743; d. at Gray, Me., 20 Jan. 1826; m. at Portland, 
Me., Patience Butman, b. in Jan. or Feb. 1750 [? 1749/50], d. at 
Gray, Me., 22 Aug. 1836, dau. of Bradstreet; nine children. 7. 
Ebenezer, b. 22 Dec. 1744; m. in Boston, 9 Oct. 1791, Nancy 
Ellery. 8. Lemuel, b. 25 Mar. 1747; d. at Dedham 29 May 

* Henry Adams had married (1) 10 Dec. 1691 Patience Ellis, daughter of Thomas 
and Mary (Wright) ; and (2) at Providence, R. I., Ruth Ellis, sister of his deceased wife. 

t She was probably daughter of Jonathan Hyde (5), for there is no other Hyde family 
in which she can be placed. She was over eighteen when Jonathan died, and therefore 
no guardian was necessary for her, and she was married a few months later. She named 
a son Jacob — not a Stowell name, but the name of her grandfather Jacob Dana and 
also of her uncle, if she was a daughter of Jonathan and Hannah (Dana) Hyde. She 
named a son Thaddeus, as did her supposed brother Jonathan (8), who also named a 
daughter Abigail. 

t Vide Descendants of Jonathan Hyde, 9, i, 1. 



1. 
7.ii. 

8. iii. 
iv. 



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1832; m. in Boston, 24 Dec. 1767, Rebecca Fisher, b. at Dedham 
14 Sept. 1750, d. there 18 Sept. 1834, dau. of Daniel and Elizabeth 
(Weeks); four children. 9. Thaddeus, b. 19 Apr. 1750; d. at 
Dedham 10 June 1750. 10. Thaddeus. b. 7 Aug. 1751; d. at 
Washington, N. H., 28 May 1786; m. in Boston, 18 June 1772, 
Deborah Fisher, b. at Dedham, 11 Apr. 1754, d. at Washington, 
N. H., 5 Mar. 1801, dau. of Daniel and Elizabeth (Weeks); five 
children. 11. Mary, b. 30 May 1755; m. at Newton, 17 Aug. 
1778, Abijah Stowell, b. at Newton 12 May 1745, d. at Framing- 
ham 6 Feb. 1800, s. of Israel and Sarah (Cheney); seven children. 
9. v. Caleb, b. at Newton in 1713 or 1714. 

vi. Thankful, b. at Newton abt. 1717. On 22 Oct. 1733 Capt. 
Ephrahn Williams was appointed guardian of Thankful Hide, in 
her 17th year, dau. of Jonathan, Caleb Dana being on the bond. 
(Middlesex Probate Files, 11221, 11264.) She was admitted to 
the church at Canterbury, Conn., from the Newton church, 
23 Jan. 1737 [? 1737/8]. 

vii. Samuel, b. at Newton 7 Sept. 1719; probably d. young. 

viii. Joshua, b. at Newton 12 Oct. 1722. On 22 Oct. 1733 Edward Peck 
was appointed guardian of Joshua Hide, a minor in his 12th year, 
s. of Jonathan, Capt. Ephrahn Williams being surety. (Mid- 
dlesex Probate Files, 11261.) On 30 Oct. 1739 Edward Peck was 
again appointed guardian of Joshua Hide, then described as a 
minor in his 17th year. 

ix. MabYj b. at Newton abt. 1724; m. at Canterbury, Conn., 27 Dec. 
1742, Jacob Smith, who d. at Canterbury, Conn., 26 Feb. 1782. 
On 22 Oct. 1733 Caleb Dana was appointed guardian of Mary 
Hide, a minor in her 9th year, dau. of Jonathan, Josiah Hide of 
Canterbury, Conn., being on the bond. (Middlesex Probate 
Files, 11261.) On 11 Sept. 1739 Mary, a minor in her 15th year, 
chose William Hide as her guardian. Children, b. at Canter- 
bury, Conn.: 1. Mary, d. at Canterbury, Conn., 6 Mar. 1749/50. 
2. Hannah, b. 22 May 1748. 3. Abigail, b. 2 Mar. 1749/50. 
4. Jonathan, b. 21 Jan. 1752; d. at Canterbury, Conn., 28 Mar. 
1758. 5. Elizabeth, b. 24 Sept. 1754. 6. Benjamin, b. 20 Feb. 
1759. 

x. Samuel, b. abt. 1727. On 22 Oct. 1733 Josiah Hide of Canterbury, 
Conn., was appointed guardian of Samuel Hide, a minor in his 6th 
year, s. of Jonathan, Caleb Dana being on the bond. (Middlesex 
Probate Files, 11263.) Administration on the estate of Samuel 
Hide, late of Canterbury, Conn., deceased, was granted 28 Mar. 
1763 to Elisha Paine. (Plainfield Probate Records, vol. 6, p. 76.) 

6. Nehemiah 4 Hyde (Samuel, 3 Job, 2 Samuel}), born at Newton 
8 Oct. 1704, died there 21 Mar. 1735/6. He married at 
Newton, in 1729, Hannah Murdock, b. at Roxbury 
22 May 1705, died at Newton 18 May 1790, daughter of 
Robert and Hannah (Stedman). She married secondly, at 
Newton, 28 Oct. 1742, Jonathan Dike, Jr., who died 29 Mar. 
1759. 

On 5 Apr. 1736 Hannah Hide, widow, was appointed ad- 
ministratrix of the estate of her husband, Nehemiah Hides, 
deceased. (Middlesex Probate Files.) On 13 June 1741 
Robert Murdock was appointed guardian of Lydia in her 12th 
year, Samuel in his 10th year, and Anna in her 7th year, 
minor children of Nehemiah Hide, deceased, Joseph Jackson 
being on the bond. (76., 11274.) On 4 Apr. 1743 Hannah 
Dike, formerly widow of Nehemiah Hide, received her dower 
in his estate, the rest of the estate being settled on Samuel, 
the eldest son, who was to pay to the others their shares. A 



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[April 



receipt was given to Hannah Dyke by Robert Murdock, 
guardian of the children. In 1754 the account of Robert 
Murdock, guardian of the children of Nehemiah Hyde, 
stated that there were "no other heirs" except Lydia, Samuel, 
and Anna, and that the estate came to them "by their grand- 
father Samuel Hides' will, by way of their mother Hannah, 
his [Robert Murdock's] daughter." 
Children, born at Newton: 

i. Lydia, 6 b. 2 Nov. 1729; m. at Newton, 2 May 1754, Richard 
Tbuesdale. b. at Newton 2 Mar. 1731/2, s. of Samuel and Eliza- 
beth (Ward). Children: 1. Elizabeth. 2. Benjamin. 3. Han- 
nah. 4. Samuel. 

ii. Samuel, b. 8 Oct. 1731; d. at Newton 18 Aug. 1790, aged 60; m. 
there, 24 June 1765, Mart King of Cambridge, b. abt. 1743, d. 
at Newton 5 or 6 Mar. 1834, aged 90 or 91. Children: 1. Mary.* 
2. Fanny. 3. Samuel. 4. James. 5. Abigail. 

iii. Anna, b. 24 July 1734; d. 26 July 1774; m. at Newton, 20 June 
1754, William Chambeblain, b. at Newton 22 Sept. 1730, d. 
there 9 Dec. 1760, s. of Jacob and Susanna. 

7. Josiah 4 Hyde (Jonathan, 3 Job, 2 Samuel 1 ) was born at Newton 

7 Nov. 1708 and baptized at Cambridge 14 Nov. 1708. He 
married at Newton, 21 Oct. 1731, Elizabeth Osland, daugh- 
ter of John and Sarah (Hyde).* 
Children: 

i. Sarah, 6 b. at Newton 12 Sept. 1732. 

ii. Lydia, b. at Newton 22 July 1734. 

iii. Nehemiah, b. at Newton 4 July 1736; m. at Canterbury, Conn., 
20 Apr. 1762, his first cousin, Abigail 6 Hyde (8, iv), b. at Canter- 
bury 28 Dec. 1739, dau. of Jonathan and Thankful (Osland). 

iv. Jacob, b. at Canterbury, Conn., 24 Jan. 1738/9. 

v. Josiah, b. at Canterbury, Conn., 10 June 1745. 

vi. Nathan, b. at Canterbury, Conn., 10 June 1747; d. there 29 Sept. 
1749. 

8. Jonathan 4 Hyde (Jonathan, 3 Job, 2 Samuel}), baptized at Cam- 

bridge 7 Jan. 1710/11, died at Brookline 4 June 1787. He 
married at Canterbury, Conn., 4 Jan. 1734/5, Thankful 
Osland, who died at Brookline 16 Feb. 1796, daughter of John 
and Sarah (Hyde).f 

He worked on the estate of his father and mother at Canter- 
bury, Conn., as is stated in 1732 by his mother Hannah, the 
executrix of the will of her deceased husband Jonathan; and 
in 1738 he is found at Canterbury with his wife Thankful. 
He and his wife Thankful sold land in Newton, evidently her 
share of her father's and mother's estate. He removed to 
Brookline before 1750. In Jan. 1750 [? 1749/50] he was 
ordained as a Baptist preacher in his own house at Brookline. 
He was without a college education, and was one of those 
known as "New Lights." In Mar. 1751 he was warned out 
of Brookline. He was a friend of the First Baptist Church of 
Newton. 

• Vide supra, 1, v, 2, and cf. Descendants of Jonathan Hyde, 1, xix, 6. That Eliza- 
beth Osland was the wife of Josiah Hyde, and not of Jonathan Hyde, as has been stated 
in print, is shown by the settlement of the estate of her father, John Osland. 

t Vide supra, 1, v, 2, and cf. Descendants of Jonathan Hyde, 1, sir, 7. 



1917] • Wintonbury Church Records 153 

Children, born at Canterbury, Conn. : 

i. Mary, 6 b. 11 Nov. 1735. 

ii. Benjamin, b. 23 Nov. 1736. 

iii. Thankful, b. 3 Feb. 1737/8; m. either Archibald Graham of 

Brimfield (intention recorded 6 Aug. 1775) or 15 Aug. 1779 

Samuel Griggs of Roxbury. 
iv. Abigail, b. 28 Dec. 1739; m. at Canterbury, Conn., 20 Apr. 1762, 

her first cousin, Nehemiah 6 Hyde (7, iii), b. at Newton 4 July 

1736, s. of Josiah and Elizabeth (Osland). 
v. Thaddeus, b. 25 Apr. 1742; d. at Newton 25 July 1808; m. at 

Brookline (intention recorded 8 Sept. 1776) Margaret Arnold, 

who d. at Newton 9 Jan. 1813. 
vi. Elizabeth, b. 27 Mar. 1745; d. at Newton in Mar. 1785; m. at 

Brookline, 20 Mar. 1766, Caleb Whitney of Newton, b. at 

Newton 17 June 1740, d. there 24 Mar. 1777, s. of Caleb and 

Hannah (Cheney). Children: 1. Oliver. 2. Amaziah. 3. Ruth. 

4. Sarah. 5. Abigail. 
vii. Jonathan, b. 17 Mar. 1748/9. 

9. Caleb 4 Hyde {Jonathan? Job? Samuel 1 ) was born at Newton 
in 1713 or 1714. He married at Newton, 20 Apr. 1738,. 
Lydia Osland, daughter of John and Sarah (Hyde).* 

On 18 Dec. 1733 Caleb Hide, in his 20th year, son of Jona- 
than, chose his uncle Joseph Dana as guardian. (Middlesex 
Probate Files, 11221.) On 10 Sept. 1738 Caleb and Lydia 
Hide were admitted to the church at Canterbury, Conn. 

Children, born at Canterbury, Conn. : 

i. Temperance,* b. 8 Feb. 1738/9; probably d. young. 

ii. Benjamin, b. in Sept. 1741. 

iii. Esther, b. in Mar. 1743; d. at Canterbury, Conn., 14 July 1750. 

iv. Susanna, b. 25 Mar. 1745; d. at Canterbury, Conn., 11 July 1750. 

v. Mary, b. in Mar. 1748. 

vi. Temperance, b. in 1749; d. at Newton 4 Feb. 1842; m. at Newton, 
21 July 1772, Thaddeus Whitney, b. at Newton 10 July 1747, 
d. there 15 Aug. 1832, aged 85, s. of Caleb and Hannah (Cheney). 
Children: 1. Temperance. 2. Ruth. 3. Hannah. 4. Thaddeus. 

vii. Isaac, b. in Feb. 1750/1. 

viii. Lydia, b. in Jan. 1754. 



RECORDS OF THE CHURCH IN WINTONBURY PARISH 
(NOW BLOOMFIELD), CONN. 

From a copy in the possession of the Connecticut Society op Colonial Dames 

Communicated by Miss Maby Kingsbury Talcott of Hartford, Conn. 

[Continued from page 87] 

[Baptisms," continued] 

134 Jany 26 1746. Noadiah y« Child of Noadiah Phelps 

135 Feb 24 Marcy ye Child of Jonah Gillett 

136 March 9^ Mary y° Child of William Webster 

137 March 23 d Ezra v 8 Child of Abel Loomis 

138 Eodem Die Anne y° Child of Dan" Rowel 

139 March 30*^ 1746 David y« Child of David Brown 

* Vide supra, 1, v, 2, and cf. Descendants of Jonathan Hyde, 1, xix, 8. 



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March 30th 


141 


Apr: 20th 


142 


Eodem Die 


143 


May 18th 


144 


June 1 st 


145 


Eodem Die 


146 


June 8th 


147 


June 15th 


148 


Aug 8 * 22 d 


149 


Aug** 31 st 


150 


Sep r 7th 


151 


Eodem Die 


152 


Oct 1 12th 


153 


Oct* 19th 


154 


Oct* 26th 


155 


Nov 23d 


156 


Eodem Die 


157 


Dec r 7th 


158 


Eodem Die 


159 


Eodem Die 


160 


Jany 11th 1747 


161 


Jany 25th 


162 


Feby 1 st 


163 


March 8th 


164 


Eodem Die 


165 


Eodem Die 


166 


March 15th 1747 


167 


April 5 th 


168 


April 19th 


169 


May 3 d 


170 


June 28th 


171 


July 5th 


172 


July 19th 


173 


Aug 1 * 16th. 


174 


Sep 1 6th 


175 


Eodem Die 


176 


Oct' 11th 


177 


Oct r 25th 


178 


Nov 8th 


179 


Jany 10th 1748. 


180 


March 6th 


181 


March 13th 


182 


Eodem Die 


183 


March 29th 


184 


Apr: 3 d 


185 


Apr. 4th 


186 


May 8th 


187 


May 22 d 


188 


May 29th 


189 


June 5th 


190 


June 12th 


191 


July 3d 


192 


July 10th 


193 


Aug* 21<* 


194 


Eodem Die 1748 


195 


Sep 1 4th 



Abigail y 8 Child of Jonath" Gillett 

Isaac y 8 Child of Daniel Eglestone 

Lois y« Child of Samuel Foot 

Abigail ye Child of Jos: Filley, which had six 

fingers on each hand & six Toes on each foot. 
Samuel y 8 Child of Samuel Rowel 
Samuel y 6 Child of Stephen Goodwin 
Lois, y 8 Child of Abel Gillett 
Kezia ye Child of Timothy Moses 
Hannah y 8 Child of Daniel Eglestone 
Lucy y 8 Child of Thomas Humphery 
Naomi ye Child of Jonathan Brown Jn r . 
Sarah y 8 Child of Gideon Bun- 
Reuben y 8 Child of John Rowel 
Hannah y 8 Child of John Hubbard Jn r 
Hannah y 8 Child of Noah Drake 
Reuben y 8 Child of Reuben Loomis 
Jerusha y 8 Child of Benjamin Brown 
Samuel y 8 Child of Nathaniel Eglestone 
Hannah y 8 Child of Jacob Drake Jn r . 
Grace y 8 Child of Stephen Loomis Jn r . 
Lois y 8 Child of Thomas Phelps 
Eunice y 8 Child of Alex* Hoskins 
Mabel y 8 Child of Jonath n Bidwell 
Anna y* Child of Nath" Bun- 
Daniel y 8 Child of Eben r Bun- 
Ruth y 8 Child of Samuel Webster 
Isaac y 8 Child of Isaac Skinner Jn r 
Thankful y 8 Child of Ephraim Brown 
Climena ye Child of Matthew Holcomb 
Mary ye Child of Eliakim Loomis 
Alexander y 8 Child of Samuel Marshel 
David y 8 Child John Matson 
Oliver y 8 Child of Oliver Thair 
Rhoda y 8 Child of Asabel Drake 
Sarah y 8 Child of Moses Merrils ' 
My 3 d Child Mary Bissell 
Roger y 8 Child of Pelatiah Mills Jn r . 
Mary y 8 Child of Lydia Drake 
Elijah y 8 Child of Joseph Segar 
Scinthia y 8 Child of Jeremiah Filer 
Luke y 8 Child of Joseph Filley 
David y 8 Child of David Griswold 
Rebekca y 8 Child of Reuben Loomis 
Thankful y 8 Child of Abraham Sedgwick 
Elisabeth y 8 Child of Samuel Rowel 
Elisabeth y* Child D r Josiah Hurlbut in his house 
Sarah y 8 Child of Abel Gillett 
Sahara y 8 Child of Elijah Mills 
Abi y 8 Child of Silas Filer 
Zenas y 8 Child of Benjamin Case 
Matthew y 8 Child of Matthew Cadwell 
Mary ye Child of Samuel Foot 
Stephen y 8 Child of Jonathan Gillett 
Martin y 8 Child of John Rowel 
Daniel y 8 Child of Abel Loomis 
Moses y 8 Child of William Kan 



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Eodem Die 


197 


Sep* 12th 


198 


Eodem Die 


199 


Sep* 19th 


200 


Feby9th 


201 


Eodem Die 


202 


Oct? 16th 


203 


Oct? 23d 


204 


Nov* 6th 


205 


Nov* 20th 


206 


Dec* 25th 


207 


Jany 1<* 1749. 


208 


March 5th 


209 


Apr: 9th 


210 


May22d 


211 


May 28th 


212 


Eodem Die 


213 


June 4th 


214 


June 25th 


215 


July 2<i 


216 


July 16th 


217 


July 30th 


218 


Nov* 5th 


219 


Nov* 29th 


220 


Dec* 3d 


221 


Dec* 31 st 


222 


Jany 218*1750 


223 


Jany 28th 


224 


March 4th 


225 


March 11th 


226 


Eodem Die 


227 


March 25th 


228 


April 1 st 


229 


Eodem Die 


230 


Ap:8th 


231 


June 3d 


232 


June 17th 


233 


July I s * 


234 


Aug 84 5th 


235 


Aug 84 19th 


236 


Aug 1 * 26th 


237 


Sep* 2d 


238 


Sep* 30th 


239 


Oct* 7th 


240 


Eodem Die 


241 


Oct* 22d 


242 


Oct* 28 


243 


Eodem Die 


244 


Eodem Die 


245 


Eodem Die 


246 


Nov* 18th 


247 


Eodem Die 


248 


Nov* 25th 


249 


Eodem Die 


250 


Dec* 9th 1750 


251 


Dec* 16th 


252 


Eodem Die 



Sam" j* Child of Samuel Cook 
Moses y 8 Child of David Brown, a Twin & 
Miriam the other Twin of Said Brown 
Kezia y 8 Child of Jonathan Filley 
Thomas the Child of Jonah Gillett 
Ann y 8 Child of Jonathan Brown 
James y 8 Child of John Parsons 
Jerusha y 8 Child of Sam 11 Butler 
Dorcas y 8 Child of Timothy Moses 
Dority y 8 Child of Samuel Filley 
Benj n y 8 Child of Benjamin Brown 
John ye Child of John Hubbard Jn*. 
Hannah y 8 Child of Alex* Hoskins 
Samuel y 8 Child of Samuel Webster 
Oliver y 8 Child of Joshua Case Jn*. 
Daniel y* 5 Child of Daniel Foot. 
Margeret y 8 Child of Lemuel Robearts 
Martha y 8 Child of Pelatiah Mills Jn*. 
Eunice y 8 Child of Enoch Drake Jn*. 
Mabel y 8 Child of Jonath n Bidwell 
Eunice y 8 Child of Nathanael Burr 
Josiah y 8 Child of Thomas Humphery 
Joanna y 8 Child of Samuel Marshel 
Gideon y 8 Child of Gideon Bun- 
Ira y 8 Child of Noah Drake 
Sarah y 8 Child of Eliakim Loomis 
Adonijah y 8 Child of Adonijah Burr 
Josiah y 8 Child of D* Josiah Hurlbut 
Katharine y 8 Child of Silas Filer 
Elisabeth y 8 Child of Matthew Cadwell 
Ruth y 8 Child of Jonah Griswold 
Sylvia y° Child of Jeremiah Fyler 
Ebenezer y* Child of Abraham Sedgwick 
George y 8 Child of Daniel Foot. 
William-Robe y 8 Child of Reuben Case 
Bildad y 8 Child of Samuel Hurlbut 
Samuel y 8 Child of Lieut Joseph Porter 
Zadock y 8 Child of Daniel Brown 
John y 8 Child of John Burr Jn*. 
Elisabeth y 8 Child of John Parsons 
Roger ye Child of John Rowel 
Rhode y 8 Child of Moses Merrils 
Jacob y 8 Child of Reuben Loomis 
Elisha y 8 Child of Joshua Case Jn*. 
Lucina y 8 Child of Elijah Mills 
Ann y 8 Child of Eliphalet Loomis 
Job the Child of Job Drake 
Aaaron y 8 Child of Eben* Burr 
Nathaniel y 8 Child of Nathaniel Hubbard 
Lucy y 8 Child of- Jonathan Brown 
Isabel a Twin Child of David Brown 
Mary y 8 o* Twin Child of S d David Brown 
Abigail y 8 Child of Samuel Butler 
Fortune a Negro Servt to John Hubbard Jn* 
Eli y 8 Child of John Hoskins 
Timothy y 8 Child of John Hubbard Jn* 
Gideon the child of Gideon Burr 



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253 


Jany 6th 1751 


254 


Jany 20th 


255 


Jany 17»h 


256 


Eodem Die 


257 


March 17th 


258 


Eodem Die. 


259 


March 31 st 


260 


April 7th 


261 


April 13th 1751. 


262 


Apr: 21"t 


263 


Eodem Die 


264 


June 9. 


265 


July 7th 


266 


Eodem Die. 


267 


Aug 81 4th 


268 


Aug 8 * 11th 


269 


Aug"t25 


270 


Sep 1 1 8 * 


271 


Sep 1 8th 


272 


Sep 1 15th 


273 


Sep*22 d 


274 


Sep 1 29th 


275 


Octf 27th 


276 


Nov r 3 d 


277 


Dec 1 8th 1751 


278 


Eodem Die 


279 


Dec 1 15th 


280 


Dec r 22 d 


281 


Jany 5th 1752. 


282 


Jany 12th 


283 


Jany 19th 


284 


Feby 2d 


285 


Feby 9th 


286 


Feby 23 d 


287 


March 29th 


288 


Apr: 12th 


289 


May 10th 


290 


Eodem Die 


291 


June 7th 


292 


Eodem Die 


293 


June 14th 


294 


Eodem Die 


295 


June 21 st 


296 


July 5th 


297 


Eodem Die 


298 


Aug 31 9 th 


299 


Sep 1 24 New Stile 


300 


Oct 1* New Stile 


301 


Eodem Die 


302 


Eodem Die Etiam 


303 


Oct* 22d 


304 


Nov r 5th 


305 


Dec 1 25th 1752 


306 


Jany 7th 1753 


307 


Eodem Die 


308 


March 18th 


309 


March 25th 



Lucy y 8 Child of Samuel Foot 

Lucy y 8 Child of Jonah Gillett 

Elisabeth y 8 Child of Abel Loomis. 

Rhoda y 6 Child of Jonathan Gillett 

Micah y 8 Child of Sam" Webster 

Ann y 8 Child of Dan" Eggleston 

Abial y 8 Child of Joel Wilson 

Benjamin y 8 Child of Benjamin Gillett 

Martha the Child of Daniel Foot 

Dorcas the Child of Stephen Loomis Jn r 

Kezia y 8 Child of John Clark. 

Moses the Child of Noah Drake 

Jane y 8 Child of Joseph Filley 

Sarah y 8 Child of Benjamin Brown 

James y 8 Child of John Barnet 

Lydia y 8 Child of Timothy Moses. 

Joseph y 8 Child of Enoch Drake Jn r . 

Rachel y 8 Child of Jonathan Bidwell 

Rachel y 8 Child of Elisha Eggleston 

Assena y 8 Child of David Griswold 

Lydia y 8 Child of Hez : Addams 

Darius the Child of Joseph Segar 

John y 8 Child of Job Drake 

Elisha a molatoe Boy bound to Cap 11 Pelatiah Millfl. 

Abigail y 8 Child of Nethaniel Eggleston 

Esther y 8 Child of Daniel Burlison 

Zabina the Child of Adonijah Burr 

Deliverence y 8 Child of Jonah Clark 

Anne y 8 Child of Matthew Cadwell 

Susanna y 8 Child of Thomas Humphery 

Ulysses y 8 Child of Jeremiah Fyler 

Moses the Child of Samuel Filley 

George y 8 Child of Joshua Case Jun r . 

Ruth y 8 Child of D r Josiah Hurlbut 

My 4th Child Wealthann Bissell 

Sile y 8 Child of John Parsons 

Ann y 8 Child of Solomon Clark 

Esther y 8 Child also of Solomon Clark 

Solomon y 8 Child of Solomon Clark 

Abi y 8 Child of Abraham Sedgwick 

Salem the Child of Nathaniel Burr 

Job the Child of Samuel Rowel 

Ashbel y 8 Child of Reuben Case. 

Agnes y 8 Child of John Hubbard Jun r 

Martha y 8 Child of Pelatiah Mills Jun* 

Abigail y 8 Child of Stephen Goodwin Jn r 

Philip y 8 Child of Daniel Foot. 

Hannah, y 8 Child of Charles Phelps 

Lucy ano 1 Child of sd Charles Phelps 

Charles y 8 o 1 Child of s d Phelps 

Timothy y 8 Child of Samuel Foot 

Alexander y 8 Child of Ebenezer Cook. 

Uriah y 8 Child of Daniel Brown 

Luther y 8 Child of Matthew Holcomb 

Damaris y 8 Child of Asahel Drake 

Asa y 8 Child of Nathaniel Hubbard. 

Darius y 8 Child of Ebenezer Cooke 



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310 


April 8*»> 


311 


Eodem Die 


312 


May 13th 


313 


May 20th 


314 


May 27th 


315 


Eodem Die 


316 


June 10th 


317 


June 24th 


318 


Julyl 8 * 


319 


Eodem Die 


320 


Eodem Die Etiam 


321 


Aug* 5th 


322 


Se^l 1 * 


323 


Oct 1 7th 


324 


Eodem Die 


325 


Oct* 14th 


326 


Eodem Die 


327 


Oct' 21<* 


328 


Nov r 4th 


329 


Eodem Die 


330 


Nov 1 . 11th 


331 


Nov 1 25th 


332 


Dec 2d 1753 


333 


Dec' 23d 


334 


Jany 6th 1754. 


335 


Feb. 10th 


336 


Feb. 24* 


337 


Eodem Die 


338 


March 3 d 


339 


Eodem Die 


340 


April 14th 


341 


May 5 th 


342 


July 7th 


343 


July 21* 


344 


Au^t 4*h 


345 


Oct r 13th 


346 


Oct* 19th 


347 


Oct* 27 


348 


Oct 1 31 st 


349 


Nov 1 3 d 


350 


Eodem Die, 


351 


Et Etiam 


352 


Nov 1 10th 


353 


Eodem Die 


354 


Dec 8th 


355 


Dec 15th 


356 


Dec 22d 


357 


Jany 5th 1755. 


358 


Jany 19th 


359 


Jany 26th 


360 


Eodem Die 1755 


361 


Feby 9th 


362 


Feby 16th 


363 


March 2d 


364 


March 30th 


365 


Eodem Die 



Zechariah y 8 Child of Samuel Butler 

George the Child of George Manley 

Stephen y 8 Child of Jonathan Gillett 

Elisabeth the Child of Gideon Burr 

Joseph y° Child of Benjamin Brown 

Abraham ye Child of Hosea Clark 

Jonath n y 8 Child of Matthew Allin's Widdow — 

aged abot 10 years 
Jonah the Child of Jonah Griswold 
John v° Child of John Barnett 
Diadema y 8 Child of Elijah Mills 
Sarah y 8 Child of Jonah Gillett Jn* 
William the Child of William Manley Jn r 
Aaron the Child of Samuel Webster- 
Hezekiah the Child of Abel Loomis 
Susanna the Child of Stephen Loomis 
Martha y 8 Child of John Clark 
Christian y 8 Child of Samuel Burr 
Thomas y 8 Child of Thomas Beman 
Timothy y 8 Child of Joseph Filley 
Eli y 8 Child of Pelatiah Mills Jn' 
Asa y 8 Child of Adonijah Burr 
Hannah y 8 Child of Job Drake 
Anna y 8 Child of Jonathan Bidwell 
Thomas y 8 Child of John Rowel 
Elijah y 8 Child of Elijah Goodrich 
John the Child of John Parsons 
Elijah the Child of Reuben Loomis 
Samuel y 8 Child of Joel Wilson 
Elihu y 8 Child of Reuben Case 
Jesse y 8 Child of Elisha Eggleston 
Diadema y 8 Child of John Hubbard Jn r 
Paris the child of Jeremiah Filer 
Pelatiah the Child of Matthew Cadwell 
Miriam y 8 Child of Nathaniel Bun- 
Abigail y 8 Child of Theophilus Allen 
Levi the 2d Child of Jonah Gillet Jn r 
Lois y 8 Child of Samuel Pierce 
Thedean y 8 Child of Eliphalet Loomiss 
Samuel the Child of Samuel Pierce 
Ebenezer y 8 Child of y 8 s d Samuel Pierce 
Joseph, a Twin Child of Joseph Atwell 
Benjamin y 8 other Twin Child of y 8 s d Atwell 
Daniel the Child of Thomas Humphery 
Lemuel y 8 Child of Benjamin Gillett 
Martha the Child of Daniel Foot 
Mary the first Child of John Nash 
Lucy the Child of Asahel Drake 
Ashbel y 8 Child of Abel Gillett. (his tenth child. 
Wealthann the Child of Abraham Sedgwick 
Mary the Child of Joshua Case Jn r 
Lydia y 8 Child of Thomas Beman 
Luke y 8 Child of Thomas Allin 
Faircina y 8 Child of John Hoskins 
Jacob the Child of Stephen Goodrich 
Elijah the Child of Samuel Foot 
Ellener y 8 Child of Samuel Burr 



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Rhoda y« Child of Charles Phelps 
Stephen y« Child of Samuel Rowel 
Abigail ye Child of Job Burlison 
Mary ye Child of Hosea Clark. 
Hulda ye Child of Solomon Clark 
Ebenezer ye Child of Ebenezer Cooke 
Hannah y 6 Child of Gideon Burr 
Candace ye Child of Jonathan Bidwell 
Mary the Child of Nathaniel Hubbard 
Zechariah y 6 Child of Samuel Butler 
Josiah y 6 Child of Josiah Butler 
Lois ye Child of Samuel Pierce 
Olive ye 5 th Child of John Parsons 
Rebecca ye Child of John Barnett 
John ye Child of John Clark 
Abigail the Child of Jonathan Gillett 
Mary y 6 Child of William Manley Jn r 
Roger ye Child of Adonijah Bun- 
Sarah ye Child of Enoch Drake Jn r 
Elisabeth y 6 Child of Bezaleel Latimer 
Jerusha y 6 Child of John Hoskins Jn r 
Henry Moore an adult Person aged perhaps 38 

years. 
Dorcas ye Child of Isaac Skinner Jn r 
Philandar y 6 Child of John Rowel 
John y 6 2d child of Elijah Goodrich 
Hulda ye Child of Stephen Loomis 
Kezia y 6 Child of Benjamin Brown 
Sarah ye Child of Joel Cook 
Abijah y 6 Child of Reuben Loomis 
Sarah y 8 Child of Jonathan Filley Jn r 
Salmon y 6 Child of Salmon Burr 
Hulda ye Child of Daniel Foot 
Judith ye Child of Elijah Mills 
Ormon ye Child of Jeremiah Fyler 
George y 6 Child of Theophilus AUin 
Freelove y 6 Child of Nathaniel Burr 
Daniel the Child of Thomas Beman 
Eliphalet y 8 Child of Eliphalet Loomis 
Ama ye Child of Joseph Atwell 
Alexander y 6 Child of Joshua Case Jn r 
Hezekiah ye Child of Hezekiah Richards 
Oliver y° Child of John Parsons 
Theode y 6 Child of Matthew Cadwell 
Alexander y 6 Child of Thomas AUin 
Ira ye Child of Hosea Clark 
Stephen y° Child of Silas Fyler 
Moses ye Child of John Nash 
Linda a Twin Child of Abraham Sedgwick 
Sina ye other Twin Child of Abraham Sedgwick 
Stephen y* Child of Stephen Goodrich 
Jonah the Child of Jonah Gillett Jn r 
Ann y 8 Child of Jonah Griswold 
Lucy y 6 Child of Samuel Foot 
Deborah the Child of John Clark 
Hezekiah y 6 Child of Hezekiah Parsons 

* No. 366 is omitted in the original record, but No. 593 is repeated. Vide infra. 



367" 


Apr. 13* 


368 


May 4* 


369 


Eodem Die 


370 


Eodem Die Etiam 


371 


May 25* 


372 


June 1 st 


373 


June 8* 


374 


June 22 d 


375 


Aug Bt 24* 


376 


Sep 1 7* 


377 


Eodem Die 


378 


Sep* 22d 


379 


Oct 1 12th 


380 


Oct r 19* 


381 


Eodem Die, 


382 


Nov 1 2d 


383 


Eodem Die; 


384 


Nov 1 9* 


385 


Dec* 7* 


386 


Eodem Die 


387 


Eodem Die Etiam 


388 


Dec r 14th 


389 


Eod. D. 


390 


Dec 1 21 s * 


391 


Dec 1 28th 


392 


Jany 4* 1756 


393 


Jany 11* 


394 


Eodem Die 


395 


Feb. 1* 


396 


March 14* 


397 


March 21 s * 


398 


April 4* 


399 


May 2d 


400 


May 23d 


401 


July 11* 


402 


Eodem Die 


403 


Aug"* 29* 


404 


Octr 3d 


405 


Ocf 17 


406 


Nov 1 14*, 


407 


Eodem Die 


408 


Nov 28* 


409 


Dec 1 5* 


410 


Feb. 20th 1757 


411 


March 13th 


412 


March 20th 


413 


Eodem 


414 


Apr. 7* 


415 


Eodem 


416 


Apr: 10* 


417 


April 17* 1757. 


418 


May 9th 


419 


Eodem 


420 


Eodem 


421 


June 19* 



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159 



422 


July 17th 


423 


Aug 8 * 7th 


424 


Aug* 4 9 th 


425 


Aug 8 * 28th 


426 


Sep 1 11th 


427 


Oct r 2d 


428 


Oct r 16th 


429 


Eodem Die 


430 


Et Etiam 


431 


Oct* 23<i 


432 


Nov 27th 


433 


Dec 1 4th 


434 


Eodem Die. 


435 


Eod. Etiam 


436 


Jany 29th 1758 


437 


Feby 6th 


438 


Feby 13th 


439 


Feb 20th 


440 


Mar. 12th 


441 


March 26th 


442 


Apr. 2d 


443 


April 9th 


444 


Apr. 16 


445 


May 21<* 1758 


446 


July 23d 


447 


Eodem Die 


448 


Aug 8 * 20th 


449 


Eodem 


450 


Aug 8 * 27 


451 


Sep 1 20th 


452 


Sepr 24th 


453 


Oct r 8th 


454 


Eodem Die. 


455 


Eodem Die 


456 


Octr 22d 


457 


Oct' 29th 


458 


Nov 5th 


459 


Nov 12th 


460 


Jany 7th 1759 


461 


Jany 14th 


462 


Eodem Die 


463 


Jany 28th 


464 


Feb 5th 


465 


Eodem Die. 


466 


Feb. 18th 


467 


Eodem Die 


468 


March 29th 


469 


April ll*h 


470 


Apr. 8th 


471 


Eodem Die 


472 


Apr. 29th 


473 


May 6th 1759 


474 


June 3d 


475 


June 10th 


476 


July rt 


477 


Aug 8 * 19*h 



Darius the Child of Reuben Case 
Jeremiah y 8 Child of Elijah Goodrich 
Timothy y» 9*h Child of Samuel Webster 
Susanna y° Child of Samuel Peirce 
Noah y 8 Child of Noah Drake 
Susanna y 8 Child of Pelatiah Mills Jn r 
John y 8 Child of Joel Wilson 
Beersheba y 8 Child of Adonijah Burr 
Sarah y 8 Child of Samuel Bun- 
Mary Evans an adult person agd ab* 20 years 
Daniel y 8 Child of Joseph Filley 
Ozias y 8 Child of Gideon Burr 
George y 8 Child of Bezaleel Lattimer 
George y 8 Child of Solomon Clark Jn r . 
Millesent y 8 Child of Daniel Foot 
Theodosia y 8 Child of Jonathan Bidwell 
George y 8 Child of John Hoskins Jn r 
Hezekiah y 8 2d Child of Jonath n Filley Jnr 
Amos the first Child of Amos Lawrence 
Elisabeth y 8 Child of Salmon Burr 
Elias y 6 Child of Ephraim Brown Jn r 
Lucina y 8 Child of L* Jonathan Gillet ' 
Hezekiah y* 5 Child of Isaac Skinner Jn r 
Cloe y 8 Child of Aaron Drake 
Ozias y 8 4*h Child of Joseph Atwell 
Hannah y 8 Child of Robert Barnett Jn r 
Oliver y 8 Child of Charles Phelps 
Joab y 8 Child of John Hubbard Jn r 
John the Child of John Nash 
Pelatiah the 2d Child of Hez. Parsons 
Abigail y 8 4*h Child of Nathaniel Hubbard 
William y 8 Child of William Sheppard 
Israel y 8 Child of Eliphalet Loomis 
Mary Bissell my fifth Child 
Annise y 6 Child of Jeremiah Fyler. 
Rhoda y 8 Child of Joshua Case Jn r 
Joel the Child of Joel Griswold 
Ame the Child of Sam 11 Webster 
Nabbe y 6 Child of Elijah Mills. 
Aaron y 8 Child of Jonah Gillet Jn r . 
Eunice y 8 Child of Elihu Lawrence 
Triphena y 8 Child of Hezekiah Lattimer 
Thanful y 8 Child of Samuel Butler 
Violet y 8 Child of Samuel Case Jn r . 
Jemina the Child of John Clark. 
Joseph y 8 Child of Joseph Nash. 
Benjamin y 8 Child of Ebenezer Cook. 
Jenny my negro girl. 
Mary y 8 Child of y 8 Wid. Mary Hoskins 
Jemina, ano 1 Child of S d Wid w Hoskins 
Abraham, y 8 Child of Abraham Sedgwick 
Wealthan y 8 Child of Ens. Reuben Loomis. 
Roger, y 8 Child of Hosea Clark. 
Theophilus the Child of Tho 8 Allin 
Shubael y 8 Child of Reuben Cook, bound to David 

Filley 
Hulda y 8 Child of Matthew Cadwell 



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479 

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481 

482 

483 

484 

485 

486 

487 

488 

489 

490 

491 

492 

493 

494 

495 

496 

497 

498 

499 

500 

501 

502 

503 

504 

505 

506 

507 

508 

509 

510 

511 

512 

513 

514 

515 

516 

517 

518 

519 

520 

521 

522 

523 

524 

525 
626 
527 
528 
529 
530 
531 
532 
533 



Wintoribury Church Records 



[April 



Eodem Die 
Eodem Die. 
Eodem Etiam 
Sep* 16. 
Eodem Die 
Sep 1 30^ 
Oct' 28th 
Eodem Die 
Nov r 4A 
Eodem Die 
Eodem etiam Die 
Nov 1 18»i> 
Feby 3d 1760 
Feb. 10th 
March 16th 
March 23d 
March 30 
Apr. 13th 
May 18th 
May 25th 
June 22d 
July 13th 
July 27th 1760. 
Eodem Die. 
Aug 5 * 3d 
Aug 6 * 7th 
Aug 8 * 24th 
Eodem Die 
Aug" 4 31 st 
Oct 1 26 
Nov 2d 
Dec' 28th 
Jany 11th 1761. 
Feb. I 1 * 
Eodem Die 
March 8th 
Eodem Die 
Mar. 15th 
Mar. 22d 
Mar. 29th 
Apr. 5th 
Apr. 5th 
Apr. 19th 
Apr. 26th 
Eodem Die 
May 10th 
June 7th 



Sarah y 8 Child of John Egglestone 
David y 8 Child of s d John Egglestone. 
Timothy y 8 Child of Said Egglestone. 
Asa y 8 Child of L* Jonathan Gillett 
Thomas y 8 Child of Thomas Parsons. 
Marine y 8 Child of John Barnett 
Grove y 8 Child of Samuel Foot 
Jesse y 8 Child of Elijah Goodrich 
Rhoda y 8 Child of Samuel Pierce 
Roselinda y 8 Child of Samuel Burr 
Martha y e Child of Hezekiah Parsons. 
Ruth y 8 Child of Reuben Case. 
Silas y 8 Child of Samuel Rowel 
Sarah y 8 first Child of Jeddediah Olcott 
Joseph y 8 Child of Joseph Nash. 
Hitte y 8 Child of Solomon Clark Jn r . 
Salmon y 8 3 d Child of Salmon Burr 
John y 8 Child of John Parsons 
Noadiah y 8 2 d Child of Noadiah Burr Jn r . 
Jerusha y 8 first child of Samuel Loomis 
Christian y 8 Child of Bezaleel Lattimer 
Asa y 8 Child of Abel Hoskins. 
Polle y 8 Child of Mary Eggleston 
Job y 8 Child of Elisabeth Drake 
Elijah y 8 Child of Thomas Hoskins 
Rosanna y 8 Child of Thomas Addams Jn r . 
Linda y 8 Child of Jonathan Filley Jn r . 
Sarah y 8 Child of Aaron Drake 
Asa y 8 Child of Roger Filer . 
Phena y 8 Child of Gideon Bun- 
Mary y 8 Child of John Rowel 
George y 8 Child of Jonah Gillett Jn r . 
Lydia y 8 Child of Joshua Case Jnr. 
Ambrose y e Child of Jeremiah Fyler. 
Nathaniel y 8 Child of Nathaniel Case. 
Daniel y 8 Child of John Clark 
Lizze y 8 Child of Eliphalet Loomis 
Robert y 8 Child of Robert Barnett 
Prudence y 8 Child of Joseph Fitch 
Lois y 8 Child of Benjamin Brown 
Silas y 8 Child of Ephraim Brown Jn r . 
Jonath n y 8 Child of Amos Sheppard 
Elisha y 8 Child of Thomas Allyn 
■ Timothy y 3 Child of Samuel Webster 
Benjamin y 8 Child of Benoni Clark 
Jane y 8 Wid w Cook's molatto girl, agd ab» 15*years 
Ohver y e Child of the Wid w Hannah Hubbard 
Relict of John Hub d deceas d . 
June 21 s * Elihu the Child of Pelatiah Mills Jn r . 

Eodem Die. Charity y 8 Child of Hosea Clark. 

Eodem etiam 1761 Jerusha y 8 Child of Eben r Cook 
June 28th Hezekiah y 8 2d Child of Hezekiah Lattimer 

Eodem Die Martha y 8 Child of Samuel Barber 

July 5th Hannah y 8 Child of Noadiah Burr Jn r . 

July 22d Elijah y 8 Child of Joel Griswold 

Aug 6 * 2d Abial y 8 Child of Solomon Allin 

Aug 8 * 23 d Samuel y 8 Child of Samuel Loomis 



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534 


Sep* 20th 


535 


Eodem Die. 


536 


Sep* 27th 


537 


Oct* 11* 


538 


Oct* 18th 


539 


Nov* 1 st 


540 


Nov* 8th 


541 


Nov* 15th 


542 


Nov* 22<i 


543 


Nov* 29th 


544 


Eodem. 


545 


Dec* 13. 


546 


Jany 3d 1762. 


547 


Eodem Die. 


548 


Jany 10th 


549 


Feb. 7th 


550 


Eodem Die 


551 


Feb. 14th 


552 


Mar. 14th 


553 


Apr. 4th 


554 


Ap. 4th 


555 


Apr. 25th 1762. 


556 


Eodem 


557 


May 2d 


558 


May 23d 


559 


Eodem 


560 


June 13th 


561 


Eodem 


562 


July 25th 


563 


Aug 81 8th 


564 


Augrt 22d 


565 


Eodem Die 


566 


Aug 84 22d 


567 


Aug 8 * 29th 


568 


Eodem 


569 


Sep* 4th 


570 


Sep* 11th 


571 


Eodem 


572 


Oct* 3d 


573 


Oct* 31 st 


574 


Jany 16th 1763. 


575 


Eodem Die. 


576 


Feb 13th 


577 


Apr. 3d 


578 


Apr. 3 d 


579 


Apr. 10th 


580 


Apr. 17th 


581 


Apr. 24th 


582 


May 29th 


583 


July 31»t 1763 


584 


Eodem Die. 


585 


Eodem etiam, 


586 


Aug 8 * 21 8 * 


587 


Sep* 4th 


588 


Sep* 18th 


589 


Oct* 9th 


590 


Oct* 9th 



Etijah y 8 Child of Elijah Mills 

Pelatiah y 8 Child of Hezekiah Parsons 

Jonah y 8 Child of Thomas Hoskins 

Solomon y 8 Child of Elijah Goodrich 

Abner y 8 Child of Charles Phelps 

Martin y 8 Child of Daniel Foot 

Alson y 8 Child of Zebulon Hoskins Jn* 

Samuel y 8 Child of Samuel Burr. 

Solomon ye Child of Thomas Parsons 

Rachel y 8 Child of Cap n Jonathan Gillet 

Ruth, y 8 o* Twin Child of Sd Cap* Gillet 

Sam 11 Holcomb, y 8 Child of John Bamett 

Joab, y 8 Child of Joel Wilson 

John, y 8 Child of Matthew Cadwell 

Jonathan, y 8 Child of Jonathan Filley Jn*. 

Hephzibah, y 8 Child of Samuel Foot. 

Annise, y 8 Child of Noah Drake 

Joseph y 8 Child of William Webster 

Aaron, y 8 Child of M* Aaron Phelps 

Pera y 8 Child of Abel Hoskins 

Susanna y 8 Child of Jeddediah Olcott 

John y 8 Child of Silas Fyler, a Twin Child 

Bethesda, y 8 other Twin of S d Fyler 

Lucina, y 8 Child of Samuel Rowel 

Sam 11 a twin child of Samuel Pierce 

Ruth, y 8 o* twin Child of Said Pierce 

Eunice, y 8 Child of Solomon Clark Jn*. 

Anna, y 8 Child of Joseph Nash 

Samuel the 2d Child of SamU Barber 

Lucy y 8 Child of John Parsons 

Sarah y 8 Child of Nath 8 l Hubard 

Ellis y 8 Child of Joseph Fitch 

Elijah the Child of Joel Griswold 

Sahara y 8 Child of Joshua Case, Jn*. 

Isabel, y 8 Child of Thomas Addams Jn* 

Rebecca, y 8 Child of Simeon Gillet 

Aholiab, y 8 Child of Bezaleel Latimer 

Ellener, y 8 Child of David Goff 

Hulda, y 8 Child of Reuben Case. 

Sahara, y 8 Child of Jonathan Eggleston 

Eunice y 8 Child of Samuel Case Jn*. . 

Margeret y 8 Child of Thomas Hoskins 

Allin y 8 Child of Roger Fyler 

Moses y 8 Child of Gideon Burr 

Elisabeth y 8 Child of Jonah Gillet Jn* 

Lucretia y 8 Child of Asa Matson 

Wealthann, y 8 Child of John Clark 

Abigail y 8 Child of Benoni Clark 

Joel y 8 Child of Joel Cook. 

Mahitabel, Reuben Cook's Wid w agd abt 22 years 

Timothy y 8 Child of s d Wid' Cook. 

Richard ano* Son of hers. 

Olive y 8 Child of Joseph Goodwin 

Amos y 8 Child of Hosea Clark 

Stilman y 8 Child of Daniel Foot 

Theodore y 8 Child of Salmon Burr 

Joseph y 8 Child of Noadiah Burr 



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Daniel, y 8 Child of Abner Cook 

Sarah, y 8 Child of Thomas Allin 

Daniel, y 8 Child of Daniel Eggleston, Jn r 

Polle, y 8 Child of Ebenezer Manley 

Olive, y° 3d Child of Joseph Fitch 

Hannah, y 8 Child of James Webster 

Jose y 8 Child of Robert Barnett 

Moses, y 8 Child of Benjamin Brown 

Wealthann y 8 Child of William Webster 

Hezekiah, y 8 Child of Isaac S kinn er 

Abigail, y 8 Child of Jeddediah Olcott 

William y 8 Child of Lucy Skinner 

Elisabeth, y 8 Child of Cap 11 Jonath n Gillett 

Lois y 8 Child of Matthew Cadwell 

Jesse, y° Child of Amos Sheppard 

Sarah, y 8 Child of Stephen Burr, Jn r . 

Rachel, y 8 Child of Samuel Webster 

Amos, y 8 Child of Amos Burr 

Jonah, y 8 Child of Jonathan Filley Jn r 

Nathan, y 8 Child of Abel Hos kina 

Anna, y 8 Child of Hezekiah Parsons 

Wealthann, y 8 Child of Hez. Latimer 

Lois, y 8 Child of Pelatiah Mills Jn r 

Reuben, y 8 Child of John Rowel 

Roger, y 8 Child of Ens. Sam" Foot. 

Sarah, y 8 Child of David Goff. 

Hitte y 8 Child of Solomon Allin 

Polle y 8 Child of M r Aaron Phelps — 

Rositta y 8 Child of Joshua Case 

Henry, y 8 Child of Sarah Filley, Sam 11 ' 8 Daugh r 

Aurefia y 8 Child of Thomas Newbury. 

Elisabeth y 8 Child of Doct r Caleb Hitchcock 

Dosethius y 8 Child of Nathaniel Hubbard 

Moses y 8 Child of Thomas Hoskins 

Jemina y 8 Child of Jonathan Eggleston. 

Jemme y 8 Child of Solomon Clark Jn r . 

Mary y 8 Child of Joel Griswold. 

Joseph y 8 Child of Joseph Goodwin 

Susanna y 8 Child of Amos Gillett 

Ursula y 8 Child of Thomas Addams Jn r 

Pinny y 8 Child of Joel Cook 

Rebecca y 8 Child of Joseph Nash. 

Abner y 8 Child of Abner Cook. 

Elijah, y 8 Child of Elijah Andrus 

Mary, y 8 Child of Bezaleel Latimer 

Thede y 8 Child of Noadiah Burr 

Roswell y 8 Child of Timothy King 

Silas, y 8 Child of Benoni Clark 

Roswell, y 8 Child of John Clark. 

Hannah, y 8 Child of Benjamin Case 

Micah, y 8 Child of Micah Segar 

Oliver y 8 Child of Ehjah Mills — 

Joab, y 8 Child of Charles Phelps 

Charles, y 8 Child of Lauchlan M c Lean 

* This error in numbering offsets the omission of No. 366. Vide supra. 
t No. 600 is omitted in the original record, but an entry without number is inserted 
after No. 681. Vide infra. 



591 


Eodem 


592 


Oct* 23d 


593 


Nov r 13«» 


593* 


Nov 1 27»h 


594 


Jany 8th 1764. 


595 


Jany 15th 


596 


Jany 22d 


597 


Feb 5 


598 


Feb. 12th 


599 


Eodem 


601f Feby 19* 


602 


Eod. D. 


603 


Feb. 26th 


604 


March 18th 


605 


Eod. Die 


606 


Eod. etiam 


607 


Apr. 8th 


608 


Apr. 22d 


609 


May 6th 


610 


May 13th 


611 


Eodem Die 1764 


612 


May 27th 


613 


July l Bt 


614 


July 15th 


615 


Eodem 


616 


July 22d 


617 


Aug 81 5th 


618 


Augfrt 12th 


619 


Aug 81 19th 


620 


Eodem Die 


621 


Sep 1 9th 


622 


Sep* 16. 


623 


Sep 1 30 


624 


Oct* 7. 


625 


Eodem Die, 


626 


Nov 25 


627 


Dec 1 2d 


628 


Dec r 23d 


629 


Dec r 30. 


630 


Nov 4th 


631 


Jany 28. 1765 


632 


Eodem Die. 


633 


Feb 3d 


634 


Feb 10. 


635 


March 31 st 


636 


Apr. 28th 


637 


May 5 th 


638 


May 12th 


639 


May 19th 1765. 


640 


June 2d 


641 


June 9th 


642 


June 19th 


643 


June 23d 


644 


Oct* 20th 



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645 


Nov 17. 


646 


Dec' 15 


647 


Feb* 16 1766 


648 


Mar. 2<i 


649 


Eodem Die. * 


650 


Mar. 9. 


651 


March 16. 


652 


Eodem Die 


653 


Mar. 30. 


654 


Eodem Die. 


655 


Apr. 20. 


656 


May 11th 


657 


May 18th 


658 


Eodem Die 


659 


May 25. 


660 


June 1 st 


661 


June 4 th 


662 


June 10th 


663 


June 15 th 


664 


Eodem Die 


665 


Eodem 


666 


Eodem 1766 


667 


Eodem 


668 


Eodem 


669 


Eodem etiam, 


670 


June 29th 


671 


July' 9th 


672 


July 13. 


673 


July 20. 


674 


Aug** 31 


675 


Sep* 6 


676 


Sep 1 28 


677 


OcP 19 


678 


Nov r 2 d 


679 


Nov 23d 


680 


Dec r 14 


681 


Dec r 24 




N.B. N° 600 is 




SamU Foot Jn* 


682 


Feb 1st 1767 


683 


Eodem Die, 


684 


Feb 16 


685 


Eodem Die 


686 


Feb. 20 


687 


Feb. 22. 


688 


March 29. 


689 


Apr. 5. 


690 


Apr 12 


691 


May 3 


692 


May 10 1767 


693 


May 24 


694 


Eodem Die, 


695 


May 31. 


696 


June 7 


697 


Eodem Die, 




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Tamar, y 8 Child of Docf Caleb Hitchcock 

Abigail y* Child of Hezekiah Parsons 

AUin y 8 Child of Ebenezer Manley 

Daniel y 8 Child of M r Aaron Phelps 

Jesse, y 8 Child of Pelatiah Mills, Jun r 

Mary, y 8 2 d Child of Eb'jah Andrus 

Rachel, a Twin Child of Noadiah Burr 

Rhoda, ye other Twin Child of S d Burr 

Hezekiah, y 8 Child of Sgt William Webster 

James, y 8 Child of Thomas Allyn. 

Martin, y 8 Child of Lydia Moses, Martin Moses 

Wid w 
Mabel y 8 Child of Joshua Case 
Deborah, y» Child of Cap n Jonathan Gillett 
Sarah y 8 Child of Hosea Clark 
Elisabeth, y 8 Child of Daniel Eggleston Jn r 
Abel y 8 Child of Abel Hoskins 
Lemuel y 8 Child of Lemuel Roberts Jn r 
Sarah y 8 Child of Robert Barnett 
Eenezer Latimer an adult Person. 
Mary Latimer and [sic] adult Person 
John, a Lad of Elisha Latimer 
Submit, y 8 Daugh r of said Elisha Latimer 
Prudence, y 8 Daug r of S d Latimer 
Comfort, ano r Daug r of s d Latimer 
Lucina y 8 Child of s d Latimer 
Mary y 8 Child of Thomas Hoskins 
Elisha y 8 3 d Child of Abner Cook, aged about 4 

weeks 
Andrew y 8 Child of Stephen Loomis Jn r 
Jonathan y 8 Child of M r Jonathan Palmer 
Augustus, y 8 Child of Jonathan Filley Jn r 
Rockce y 8 Child of Roger Fyler 
Luther y 8 Child of Joel Griswold 
Mary y 8 Child of Micah Segar 
Bette y 8 Child of David Goff 
Freman y 8 Child of Jonathan Eggleston 
Rhoda y 8 Child of Nathaniel Robearts 
Mahitabel y 8 Child of Ebenezer Drake 
wants Ergo in January 4, 1767, Roger, the Child of 

Louis y 8 Child of Samuel Case Jn r 
Ruth y 8 Child of Hezekiah Latimer 
Kezia, y 8 Child of Samuel Mills 
Eunice y 8 Child of Eben r Latimer 
Hannah y 8 Child of John Clark 
Joel, y 8 Child of Ens. Jonah Gillett 
Horace, y 8 Child of Natb.il Burr Jn r 
William, y 8 Child of William Webster Jn r . 
Rivera, y 8 Child of Joseph Nash 
Hulda y 8 Child of Amos Gillett 
Rosanna y 8 Child of Joseph Goodwin 
Thomas, y 8 Child of Thomas Addams Jn r 
Matthew, y 8 Child of Matthew Cadwell Jn r 
Asahel, y 8 Child of Solomon Clark 
Cate, y 8 Child of Samuel Rowel 
Luther, y 8 Child of Joseph Fitch 



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[April 



698 


Eodem 


699 


Eodem etiam, 


700 


June 14. 


701 


June 21 


70S 


July 19 


70S 


Eodem Die 


702 


Aug 5 * 2d 


703 


Aug 8 * 30. 


704 


Eodem Die 


705 


Sep 1 13 


706 


Octf 4. 


707 


Octrll 


708 


Oct* 25 


709 


Nov 1 15. 


710 


Dec r 6 


711 


Jany 3d 1768 


712 


March 6 th 


713 


March 13 


714 


Mar. 27. 


715 


March 27. 


716 


Eodem Die, 1768 


717 


Apr. 24 


718 


May 8 


719 


June 5 


720 


June 12 


721 


June 19. 


722 


July 3d 


723 


July 10. 


724 


Eodem Die 


725 


July 24 


726 


Aug st 28 


727 


Sep 1 4 


728 


Sep 1 18, 


729 


Eodem Die 


730 


Sep 1 25 


731 


Oct r 16 


732 


Nov 6 


733 


Eodem Die 


734 


Jany 22 1769, 


735 


Eodem 


736 


Feby6. 


737 


Eodem Die 


738 


Eodem Die etiam, 


739 


Feb. 19. 


740 


March 19. 


741 


Apr. 2d 


742 


Apr. 16 


743 


Apr. 23 


744 


Apr. 30 1769 


745 


May 7 


746 


Eodem Die, 


747 


May 28. 


748 


June 18 


749 


July 9 



Salle, y 8 Child of Thomas Newbury 

Jose, y 8 Child of Robert Barnett 

Elisabeth Latimer who is an appren<* to Cap 11 

Manley 
John the child of John Kelley born in Europe, i.e. 

yoFa r 
Eberf ye Child of Ebenezer Drake baptized by Mr 

Roots. 
Hezekiah y e Child of S d Eberf Drake, by Mr Roots. 
Roger y 8 Child of Roger Fyler. 
Miriam, y 8 Child of Timothy King 
Ame, y 8 Child of Abner Cook 
Caleb, ye Child of Doct 1 Caleb Hitchcock 
Lucy, y 8 Child of Reuben Case- 
HezeMah, y* Child of Benoni Clark 
Eben r Whetmore, the Child Bezaleel Latimer 
Kezia y 8 Child of Stephen Loomis Jn r 
Sibbel ye Child of Enoch Drake y* 3d 
Rebecca y 8 Child of EUjah andrus- 
Alex r , y 8 Child of Joshua Case- 
Ruth y 8 Child of Thomas Hoskins 
Abi, y 8 Child of Noadiah Burr. 
Mariann, y 8 Child of Lauchlan M c Lean. 
Ruth, y" Child of Lemuel Roberts, Jn r 
Eunice y 8 Child of Thomas Allyn 
Nathan, y 8 Child of M r Aaron Phelps 
Aseph y 8 2d Child of William Webster Jn r . 
Hannah, y 8 Child of John Clark 
Jehiel y 8 Child of M r Jonathan Palmer 
Cloe, y 8 Child of Solomon Allyn 
Lucy y 8 Child of Cap n Jonathan Gillett 
Bildad, y 8 Child of Pelatiah Mills Jn*. 
Pelatiah, y 8 Child of Samuel Bun- 
Amos, y 8 Child of Micah Segar 
Pelatioh y 8 Child of Samuel Case Jn r . 
Sarah, y 8 Child of Elijah Mills 
Agnes, the child of Joel Cook 
Russel, y 8 Child of Ebenezer Manley 
Roger, y 8 Child of Roger Mills 
Mariann, y 8 Child of Thomas Newbury 
Aaron, y 8 Child of James Cadwell Jn r . 
Eben r y 8 Child of Ebenezer Latimer 
Levi, the Child of Levi Soper 
Hannah, y 8 Child of Hezekiah Parsons 
Nathaniel, y 8 Child of Nathaniel Roberts 
Isaac, y 8 Child of Ebenezer Drake 
James, y 8 Child of Joseph Goodwin 
Rockce, y 8 Child of Amos Gillett 
Daniel, y 8 Child of William Webster Sen 1 . 
Samuel, y 8 Child of John Waters 
Luther, y 8 Child of Amos Sheppard 
Rebecca, y 8 Child of Benjamin Case 
Justus, y 8 Child of Matthew Cadwell Jn r . 
Kezia y 8 Child of Noadiah Burr- 
Justice, y 8 Child of Joseph Fitch 
John, y 8 Child of John Matson, on his Wife's Desire 
Charlotte, y 8 Child of Hosea Clark 



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165 



750 


July 23. 


751 


July 30. 


752 




753 


Eodem Die, 


754 


Aug 8 * 13. 


755 


Eodem Die 


756 


Sep* 17 


757 


Eodem Die 


758 


Nov 19 


759 


Eodem Die 


760 


Nov. 26 


761 


Jany 14, 1770 


762 


Feb. 18. 


763 


March 18 


764 


Eodem Die 


765 


March. 25 


766 


April 1. 


767 


April 8 


768 


Apr 30. 


769 


May 13. 


770 


Eodem Die, 


771 


May 20 1770 


772 


June 3 1770 


773 


July 15 


774 


Eodem Die 


775 


Eodem Etiam 


776 


July 22 


777 


Aug st 26 


778 


Eodem Die 


779 


Sep 1 16. 


780 


Eodem Die 


781 


Eodem 


782 


Sep* 16 


783 


Sep* 23 


7S4 


Eodem Die 


785 


Sep* 28 


786 


Oct* 15 


787 


Nov* 11 


788 


Dec* 2d 


789 


Eodem Die 


790 


Dec* 9 


791 


Eodem Die, 


792 


Eodem Die etiam, 


793 


Jany 10. 1771, 


794 


Jany 13. 


795 


Jany 27 


796 


Feb. 10 


797 


Feb. 24 


798 


March 24th 


799 


Mar. 31. 


800 


April 21 1771 


801 


July 14. 


802 


July 28. 


803 


Eodem 


804 


Aug 31 25 


805 


Aug st 15 


806 


Sep* 9 



Levi, y 8 Child of Hezekiah Latimer 
Samuel, a Twin Child of Samuel Pirce, and 
Ebenezer, y 8 other Twin Child of said Sam 11 Pirce. 
Annanisa y" Child of Thomas Addams Jn*. 
Gurdon, ye Child of Jonathan Filley Jn*. 
Eunice, y 8 Child of Stephen Burr Jn* 
Rufus, a Twin child of Joel Griswold 
Eleanour ye other twin Child of s d Griswold 
Will m Morton, the Child of Zenas Case 
Nabbe ye Child of Bezaleel Latimer 
Oliver, ye Child of Samuel Marshall Jn* 
Elisabeth, ye Child of John Thrall 
Daniel, ye Child of Cap n Manning Bull 
Abijah, y 6 Child of Matthew Cadwell 
Elijah Drake, the Child of Willm Wibster Jn*. 
Enoch, ye Child of Enoch Drake y 8 3 d 
Nance, ye Child of Benoni Clark- 
Linda, ye 2 d Child of Samuel Mills- 
Elisabeth, ye Child of Ashbel Grant 
Cloe, ye Child of Ens. Jonah Gillett 
EUener, ye Child of Doct* Caleb Hitchcock 
Hannah, the child of Lemuel Roberts Jn*. 
Anna, y 8 Child of Abel Hoskins 
Abraham, y 6 Child of Noadiah Burr 
David, ye Child of Ashbel Grant 
Ame, y 8 Child of Micah Segar 
Jemme, y 8 Child of Joseph Nash 
James Wood, y 6 Child of Ebenezer Drake 
Wealthann, ye Child of Cap 11 Jonathan Gillett 
Elisabeth, ye Child of Thomas Allyn- 
Dille, y 8 Child of Jonathan Eggleston 
Jemme, ano* Child of s d Eggleston. 
Asaph Parsons, the child of Robert Barnett 
Samuel, y 6 Child of Samuel Case 
Thomas, the Child of Timothy King 
Abiah, ye Child of John Clark 
Mary, y 6 Child of James Webster 
Mary, ye Child of James Cadwell Jn r 
Horace, y 6 Child of Daniel Eggleston Jn*. 
Hezekiah the Child of Levi Soper 
Perlee, y 6 Child of Samuel Burr 
Daniel y 6 Child of Daniel Pettebone 
Rebecca y 6 Child of Samuel Goodwin 
Samuel, y 8 Child of Samuel Eggleston 
Anne, y 6 Child of Joseph Goodwin 
Alexander, y 8 Child of Ebenezer Latimer 
Hannah, y 8 Child of James Parsons 
Rockce, y 8 Child of Solomon Clark 
Charity, ye Child of Jacob Phelps Jn* 
Lydia, ye Child of Alexander Marshall 
Anna, y 8 Child of Deacon Reuben Case 
Lois, y* Child of Noadiah Burr 
Susanna, y 8 Child of Amos Gillett 
Abigail, y 8 Child of Hannah Hoskins 
Charles, y 8 Child of Doct* Caleb Hitchcock 
Moses, the child of John Matson 
Cornelius, y 8 Child of Cornelius Phelps Jn*. 



166 Genealogical Research in England [April 

William, y» Child of Ebenezer Manley 
Zenas, the child of Zenas Case 
William, 5* Child of Samuel Rowel 
Rockce, the child of Benjamin Brown Jn r . 
Anne, the child of Thomas Newbury 
Nabbe Griswold, the child of Roger Mills 
James, the Child of James Barber 
Jacob, the Child of Bezaleel Latimer 

[To be continued] 



807 


Sep* 15 


808 


Sep* 29 


809 


Oct* 4 


810 


Oct 1 6 


811 


Nov 10 


812 


Eodem Die. 


813 


Nov 23. 


814 


Dec. 29 



GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH IN ENGLAND 

Communicated by the Committee on English Research 

[Continued from page 33] 

[The second and concluding instalment of the article on the Josselyn family, 
which was begun in the Register of January 1917, not being ready for publica- 
tion, the Committee on English Research communicates to the present number of 
the Register a brief article relating to the English connections of the Patch 
family of Salem and Beverly, Mass., and also abstracts of the wills of the two 
grandfathers and a granduncle of Margaret Gifford, wife of Hugh Sargent and 
grandmother of William Sargent, an early settler in Maiden, Mass. It is probable 
that the rest of the Josselyn article will be published in the Register of July 
1917.] 

Patch 

From the Parish Registers of South Petherton, co. Somerset* 

Baptisms 
1579 Richard son of Richard Patche 27 July. 

1579 Joan daughter of Nicholas Patche 7 December. 

1580 Mary daughter of Nicholas Patche 28 October. 
1586 Mary daughter of Richard Patche 16 May. 
1586 Frances daughter of Nicholas Patche 24 October. 

1588 Edmund son of Nicholas Patche 23 March [1588/9]. 

1589 Thomas son of Edmund Patche 3 August. 

1590 John son of Nicholas Patch 18 January [1590/1]. 

1591 Nicholas son of Edmund Patche 8 November. 

1591 Nicholas son of Nicholas Patche — February [1591/2]. 

1592 Joan daughter of Edmund Patche 16 April. 
1594 Elizabeth daughter of Nicholas Patch 16 April. , 
1597 Nicholas son of Nicholas Patche 26 June. 
1597 Edith daughter of Edmund Patche 27 June. 

1600 Fortune daughter of Nicholas Patche 27 May. 

1601 Edmund son of Edmund Patch 22 September. 
1601 Joan daughter of Nicholas Patch 14 March [1601/2]. 
1604 Richard son of Edmund Patch 31 July. 
1604 Richard son of Nicholas Patch 22 January [1604/5]. 
1606 Mary daughter of Richard Patch 10 January [1606/7]. 

1608 William son of Richard Patche 31 January [1608/9]. 

1609 William son of Edmund Patche 29 May. 
1611 Nicholas son of Richard Patch 9 September. 

* These registers begin in 1574. The entries given in this article were secured by 
the late Horatio Gates Somerby, and may be found in the Somerby Manuscripts, 
vol. 12, pp. 58-64. 



1917] Genealogical Research in England 167 

1615 Sarah daughter of Richard Patch 10 July. 

1620 Richard son of Richard Patch 20 June. 
1623 John son of Nicholas Patche Jun r 26 December. 
1626 James son of Nicholas Patch Jun r 18 September. 

1630 Francis son of Richard Patch 16 August. 

1632 Elizabeth daughter of Richard Patch 12 June. 

1636 Anne daughter of Richard and Mary Patch 2 March [1636/7]. 

1639 Edmund son of William and Agnes Patch 11 November. 

1640 John son of William and Agnes Patch 20 February [1640/1]. 
1643 James son of William and Agnes Patch 5 February [1643/4]. 
1648 Mary daughter of William and Agnes Patch 5 September. 

Marriages 

1577 Nicholas Patch and Christian Denman 28 January [1577/8]. 
1606 Richard Patch and Joan Lavor 26 January [1606/7]. 

1616 Thomas Prince and Mary Patch 7 August. 

1617 William Woodbury and Elizabeth Patch 29 January [1617/18]. 

1621 William Hillerd and Fortune Patch 2 May. 
1621 Walter Browne and Frances Patch 4 November. 
1623 Nicholas Patch and Elizabeth Owley 17 September. 
1628 Michael Chicke and Edith Patche 16 October. 

1628 Richard Patch and Mary White 22 January [1628/9]. 

1631 Andrew Elliott and Joan Patch 5 January [1631/2]. ■ 

1641 John Leake and Sarah Patch 22 April. 

■ 

Burials 
1575 William Patche 15 June. 
1579 Christian wife of Nicholas Patche 7 December. 

1591 Nicholas son of Edmund Patche 27 November. 

1592 Nicholas son of Nicholas Patche 18 February [1592/3]. 

1594 Joan wife of Richard Patch 16 September. 

1595 Richard Patch 22 April. 

1596 Edmund son of Nicholas Patch 21 February [1596/7]. 
1598 Joan daughter of Nicholas Patch 28 May. 

1600 Elizabeth daughter of Edmund Patch 10 December. 

1606 Mary daughter of Richard Patch of Nether S [? Nether Stowey] 

13 January [1606/7]. 
1611 Joan daughter of Edmund Patch 19 February [1611/12]. 
1617 Edmund Patch 2 August. 
1617 John son of Nicholas Patch 16 August. 

1633 Jane wife of Nicholas Patch Sen, 12 May. 

1637 Nicholas Patch Sen r 25 December. 

1639 Edmund son of William Patch 31 January [1639/40]. 

Churchwardens 
1589 Richard Patche 1600 Nicholas Patch 

[The foregoing records show that a William Patch* was buried at South 
Petherton, co. Somerset, England, 15 June 1575, and that Richard Patch, 
Nicholas Patch, and Edmund Patch, who perhaps were brothers and perhaps 
also were sons of William, had children baptized at South Petherton in the 
last quarter of the sixteenth and early years of the seventeenth century. 
From these records and from some New England records the following 
pedigree has been compiled, but in using it the reader is cautioned to remem- 
ber that the relationship of Richard, Nicholas, and Edmund Patch to one 
another and to the William who was buried in 1575 is thus far purely con- 
jectural and has not been proved from records. 

* In this pedigree the accepted spelling of the present day is used for this surname. 



168 Genealogical Research in England [April 

1. William Patch was buried at South Petherton, co. Somerset, 15 June 
1575. He was perhaps the father of the following 

Children: 

2. i. Richahd. 

3. ii. Nicholas. 

4. iii. Edmund. 

2. Richard Patch (? William) was buried at South Petherton, co. Somer- 
set, 22 Apr. 1595. He married Joan , who was buried at South 

Petherton 16 Sept. 1594. He was churchwarden at South Petherton 
in 1589. 

Children, baptized at South Petherton : 

5. i. Richard, bapt. 27 July 1579. 
ii. Mart, bapt. 16 May 1586; m. at South Petherton, 7 Aug. 1616, 

Thomas Prince. 

3. Nicholas Patch (? William) was buried at South Petherton, co. 
Somerset, 25 Dec. 1637. He married first, at South Petherton, 
28 Jan. 1577/8, Christian Denman, who was buried at South 

Petherton 7 Dec. 1579; and secondly Jane , who was buried 

at South Petherton 12 May 1633. He was churchwarden at South 
Petherton in 1600. 

Child by first wife, baptized at South Petherton: 
i. Joan, bapt. 7 Dec. 1579; perhaps the Joan, dau. of Nicholas, who 
was bur. at South Petherton 28 May 1598. 

J Children by second wife, baptized at South Petherton : 

ii. Mart, bapt. 28 Oct. 1580. 

iii. Frances, bapt. 24 Oct. 15S6; perhaps the Frances who m. at South 
Petherton, 4 Nov. 1621, Walter Browne. 

iv. Edmund, bapt. 23 Mar. 1588/9; bur. at South Petherton 21 Feb. 
1596/7. 

v. John, bapt. 18 Jan. 1590/1; bur. at South Petherton 16 Aug. 1617. 

vi. Nicholas, bapt. in Feb. 1591/2; bur. at South Petherton 18 Feb. 
1592/3. 

vii. Elizabeth, bapt. 16 Apr. 1594; m. at South Petherton, 29 Jan. 
1617/18, William Woodbubt. They emigrated to New England 
and settled at Salem, Mass., where he had a grant of land in 1637. 
He was admitted to the church at Salem 29 Dec. 1639, and his 
wife was admitted to the church 21 Oct. 1640. He was admitted 
as freeman 2 June 1641, and d. 29 Jan. 1676/7, aged (according to 
his inventory) abt. 88. In his will, dated 5 June 1663 and proved 
26 June 1677, he names wife Elizabeth, sons Nicholas (the eldest), 
William, Andrew, Hugh, and Isaac, and dau. Hannah Haskell. His 
dau. Hannah, who d. at Ipswich, Mass., in 1703, m. (1) abt. 1646 her 
first cousin, James Patch (6, ii), q.v., and m. (2) Mark Haskell. 

6. viii. Nicholas, bapt. 26 June 1597. 

ix. Fortune, bapt. 27 May 1600; m. at South Petherton, 2 May 1621, 
William Hillerd. 

x. Joan, bapt. 14 Mar. 1601/2; perhaps the Joan who m. at South 
Petherton, 5 Jan. 1631/2, Andrew Elliott.* 

xi. Richard, bapt. 22 Jan. 1604/5; probably the Richard who m. at 
South Petherton, 22 Jan. 1628/9, Mart White. Children, bapt. 
at South Petherton: 1. Francis, bapt. 16 Aug. 1630. 2. Eliza- 
beth, bapt. 12 June 1632. 3. Anne, bapt. 2 Mar. 1636/7.f 

* There were many Elliotts or Eliotts at East Coker, co. Somerset, only a few miles 
southeast of South Petherton. Ad Andrew Eliott, son of William, was baptized at 
East Coker in 1627, and died at Beverly, Mass., 1 Mar. 1703/4, aged about 76 years. 
He was town clerk of Beverly for many years, and the founder of a New England 
family. 

t Of these children, Francis and Elizabeth were baptized as children of Richard, 
and Anne as a child of Richard and Mary. All three were probably children of Richard 



1917] Genealogical Research in England 169 

4. Edmund Patch (? WiUiam) was buried at South Petherton, co. Somer- 
set, 2 Aug. 1617. The name of his wife is unknown. 

Children, bapt. at South Petherton: 

i. Thomas, bapt. 3 Aug. 1589. 

ii. Nicholas, bapt. 8 Nov. 1591 [sic]: bur. at South Petherton 27 Nov. 
1591. 

in. Joan, bapt. 16 Apr. 1592 [sic]: bur. at South Petherton 19 Feb. 
1611/12. 

iv. Elizabeth, bur. at South Petherton 10 Dec. 1600. 

v. Edith, bapt. 27 June 1597; m. at South Petherton, 16 Oct. 1628, 
Michael Chicke. 

vL Edmund, bapt. 22 Sept. 1601 ; probably the Edmund who emigrated 
to New England and settled at Salem, Mass., where he was 
proprietor in 1639. Edmund of Salem d. 10 Nov. 1680, and 
administration on his estate was granted to his "nephew," 
Thomas Patch, probably the Thomas who was s. of Nicholas (6), 
the word "nephew" therefore in this case signifying • cousin. 
Child: 1. Abraham, bapt. 5 Aug. 1649; of Ipswich in 1667; m. 
at Ipswich, 13 Mar. 1670/1, Eunice Fraile, b. in Dec. 1644, dau. 
of George and Elizabeth of Lynn; had issue. 

vii. Richard, bapt. 31 July 1604.* 

viii. William, bapt. 29 May 1609. 

* 

5. Richard Patch (Richard, ? WiUiam) was baptized at South Petherton, 

co. Somerset, 27 July 1579. He married there, 26 Jan. 1606/7 [sic], 
Joan Lavor.* 

Children, baptized at South Petherton: 
i. Mart, bapt. 10 Jan. 1606/7; bur. at South Petherton 13 Jan. 

1606/7. 
ii. William, bapt. 31 Jan. 1608/9; m. Agnes . Children, 

bapt. at South Petherton: 1. Edmund, bapt. 11 Nov. 1639; bur. 

at South Petherton 31 Jan. 1639/40. 2. John, bapt. 20 Feb. 

1640/1. 3. James, bapt. 5 Feb. 1643/4. 4. Mary, bapt. 5 Sept. 

1648. 

hi. Nicholas, bapt. 9 Sept. 1611. 
• iv. Sarah, bapt. 10 July 1615; m. at South Petherton, 22 Apr. 1641, 

John Leake. 
v. Richard, bapt. 20 June 1620. 

i 

6. Nicholas Patch (Nicholas, ? WiUiam), of South Petherton, co. Somer- 

set, and later of Salem and Beverly, Mass., baptized at South Pether- 
ton 26 June 1597, died in New England before 26 Nov. 1673, when 
administration was granted on his estate. He married at South 
Petherton, 17 Sept. 1623, Elizabeth OwLET.t He had a grant of 
land at Salem, Mass., in 1639, was admitted to the church 14 Apr. 
1650, and was one of the founders of the church at Beverly in 1667. 
At a court held at Salem, 6 July 1647, "Nicholas Patch, sr. and Willia 
Woodbery & Company, inhabitants of Makerell Cove," petition to 
be exempted from watching, and their petition was referred to the 
General Court (Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex 
County, vol. 1, p. 118). At a court held at Salem, 2 Jan. 1650/1, 

and Mary (White). It is possible, but hardly probable, that Mary White may not 
have been the wife of this Richard (3, xi) but may have been the second wife of the 
Richard who m. 26 Jan. 1606/7 Joan Lavor (vide infra, 5) or the wife of the Richard 
who was baptized 31 July 1604 (vide infra, 4, vii). 

_ * Possibly this may be the Richard who married, 22 Jan. 1628/9, Mary White; but 
videjsupra, 3, xi, with footnote. 

t In the Calendar of Wills and Administrations in the Court of the Archdeacon of 
Taunton, Parts I and II, 1537-1799, published by the British Record Society, Limited, 
the surname Owley is not found among the surnames of testators, but several wills of 
testators named Owsley or Owslye are listed, among them the will of John Owslye of 
South Petherton, in 1610. 



170 Genealogical Research in England [April 

Nicholas Patch was freed from training, on account of his age (t&., 
vol. 1, p. 205). "Widow Anis Woodbery, Nicholas Patch, her brother 
and his wife, John Hill and his wife, Abigail Hill, Rachill Rayment, 
Hanah Woodbery and John Grover" testified in a case concerning 
an illegal will of Agnis Baulch [Agnes Balch] of Salem, deceased, 
presented 24 Nov. 1657 (Probate Records of Essex County, vol. 1, 
pp. 263-264). At a court at Salem, 26 Nov. 1673, administration 
on the estate of Nicholas Patch of Beverly, deceased, intestate, was 
granted to John and Thomas Patch, sons of the deceased, and the 
sons presented an agreement for a division of the estate between 
them, which was allowed (Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts 
of Essex County, vol. 5, p. 255). 
Children: 

i. John, of Salem and Beverly, Mass., bapt. at South Petherton, co. 
Somerset, 26 Dec. 1623; m. Elizabeth Brackenbuby, b. at 
Salem abt. 1630, d. at Beverly 15 Jan. 1714/15, aged 85,* dau. of 
Richard and Ellen. They had issue. 

ii. James, bapt. at South Petherton, co. Somerset, 18 Sept. 1626; d. 
at Beverly, Mass., 10 Aug. 1658; m. abt. 1646 his first cousin, 
Hannah Woodbuby, who d. at Ipswich, Mass., in 1703, dau. 
of William and Elizabeth (Patch) (vide supra, 3, vii). She m. 
(2) Mark Haskell of Ipswich, who d. before 30 Mar. 1669 (Records 
and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, vol. 4, p. 122). 
The will of James Patch, dated 7 Aug. 1658 and proved at Salem 
1 Nov. 1658; names wife Hannah, s. James, daughters Mary 
Patch and Elizabeth Patch, and testator's two brothers, Nicholas 
Woodbery and John Patch (who are to be overseers) (Probate 
Records of Essex County, vol. 1, p. 270). They had issue. 

iii. Thomas, of Wenham, Mass., b. abt. 1638; d. at Wenham 19 Feb. 
1721/2, aged 83; m. Mary Scott of Ipswich, Mass., who d. at 
Wenham 26 Sept. 1723, aged above 80 years, dau. of Thomas. 
They had issue. 
Probably others, older than Thomas. 

— Editor.] 

Gifford-Master 

The Will of Thomas Gefford, 10 October 1511. To be buried in the 
parish church of Twyford [co. Bucks]. To the mother church of Lincoln 
3s. 4d. To the church at Twyford one paire of vestments. To Jane, my 
wife, my purchestt house in Marysche [?], to have it towards paying my 
debts. The exchange of land that I made with Richard ffranclyne and 
Thomas Licerworytt and Jone, his wife, shall stand. I charge my son upon 
my blessing to come home and take his wife unto him. Thomas Langston 
and Richard Samwell to make my daughter Mary sure of her jointure. 
Residuary legatees: Jayne, my wife, Thomas Langston, and Richard Sam- 
well, and they are to be my executors. Supervisor: My Lord of Notley. 
Witnesses: Thomas Radishe of Hertwell, Sir John Dayll, Clerke, Richard 
Spenser, and others. Proved 18 November 1511 by Thomas Friser, proctor 
for Joan, the relict and executrix named in the will. (P. C. C, Fettiplace, 4.) 

The Will of Roger Gyfforde of Mydle Cleydon in the County of Bucks, 
Esquire, 24 September 1538. To be buried in the parish church of All Saints 
in Mydle Cleydon. To the parson of said church, for tithes omitted and 

• The Vital Records of Beverly give 15 Jan. 1715 as the date of her death, and her 
age as 85 years, on the authority of a gravestone inscription. The following notice 
from the Boston Nexos-LeUer is printed in Register, vol. 4, p. 289: 

"Salem, January 21, [1714-5]. On the 14th Currant there died at Beverly Elizabeth 
Patch, aged 86 years; she was the first born English Female of this Town, and of all 
that part of the Province formerly call'd the Massachusetts-Colony." 



1917] Genealogical Research in England 171 

forgotten, 6s. 8d. To the mother church of St. Paul in London 3s. 4d. 
Whereas I hold the manor of Mydle Cleydon, with appurtenances, in the 
County of Bucks, of Raufe Verney of Penley in the County of Hertford, 
Esquire, by his deed dated 14 November, 27 Henry VIII [1535], for the term 
of ninety-five years yet to come, which lease I purchased for the living of 
Mary, my wife, if she overlive me, and for my own natural sons, I will and 
bequeath said lease to George Gyfforde, my second son, to John Gyfforde, 
my eldest son, to Rauffe Gyfforde, my third son, to William Gyfforde, my 
fourth son, and to Nycholas Gyfforde, my youngest son, provided that the 
manner and form of occupation of said manor shall be observed as herein 
expressed: my son George solely to have the occupation of said farm and 
every commodity thereof for the term of forty-one years; but if said George 
die during the forty-one years, said grant is then to cease. Said George is to 
pay all rents and charges due by virtue of said lease, during his occupation 
thereof, and is also to pay my said son John Gyfforde during his occupation 
of said lease, at the two usual terms of the year, £20 yearly, and if said John 
die, said George shall pay £20 yearly, equally divided among his brethren. 
After the decease of said George said John Gyfforde shall have the occupation 
of said'farm of Cleydon during the term of forty-one years; or if said George's 
term of forty-one years expires, said John shall hold the lease for forty-one 
years; and for lack of him the next brother in age, and so the remainder to 
follow to my other sons until the last of my said sons; and when my last son 
surviving shall die, then any years re mainin g shall be granted by him to the 
heir male of my eldest son John, to have and to hold to him, his heirs and 
assigns, the residue of years yet to come. All my other leases I will to my 
son George Gyfforde, to be ordered in like m ann er and form as the lease of 
the aforesaid manor of Cleydon. If I have not, at the time of my decease, 
paid the £100 I promised my son Nycholas Gyforde, then my executors shall 
pay said Nycholas £100 within one year of my decease. My said son George 
shall give to my said wife Mary the annuity of 100 markes [?] and meat and 
drink for her and her maid. To my son John Gyfford £100. I forgive my 
son George his debt of £220, he paying within thirteen months after my death 
to my son William Gyfforde £40 and to my son Nycholas £40. I freely 
forgive my son Rauffe Gyfforde the £35 he oweth me. Residuary legatee: 
my wife Mary. Executors: my wife Mary and my sons John Gyfforde, 
George, Rauffe, William, and Nycholas. I set my seal to this my last will 
and testament this 28 April, 34 Henry Vni [1542]. 

I give further to my son John Gifforde my three gilt goblets with the 
covers; to my son George my best down bed and my best counterpoint; 
to every other of my sons one of my best feather beds and beds of down, to 
be delivered to them after the death of my wife Mary Gifforde; to my godson 
Roger, my son John Gifforde's son, £3. 6s. 8d.; to my godson Roger, my son 
Rauffe Gifforde's son, £3. 6s. 8d.; to my godson Thomas, my son George's 
son, a cup of the value of £3. 6s. 8d., with this scripture on it: " My godfather 
& graunde father Roger gave me Thomas this cupp"; to my daughter 
Dawnsty a gilte spoon; to my sister Fongan a gilt spoon; to my brother 
Robert Gyfforde 40s. 

[Signed] 2 December, 34 Henry VIII [1542], my mother Mary Gyfforde, 
William Smythe, John Mason, and Elyn Gyfforde being then present, on the 
Saturday in the morning, per me, George Gyfford, as commanded by my 
father, the said Roger, on the day and year last stated. Proved 8 February 
1543/4 by Robert Alen, notary public, proctor for the relict, John Gyfford, 
George Gyfford, Rafe Gyfford, William Gyfford, and Nicholas Gyfford, the 
executors named, etc. (P. C. C, Pynnyng, 2.) 

The Will of John Maister of the Towne porte of Sandwiche [co. Kent], 
24 August 1558. To be buried in the Chapel of Our Lady Saint Mary within 



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the church of Sandwiche. To said church towards the reparation 20s. To 
the high altar of said church, for tithes and oblations negligently forgotten, 
6s. 8<L To the poor people of said parish at my burial 40s., at my month's 
tide 40s., and at my twelve month's day 40s. I will there be said at my burial 
ten masses, at my month's day ten masses, and at my twelve month's day 
ten masses. My executore shall buy canvas and other necessary things for 
the renewing of the bedding at St. John's House, within the Town of Sand- 
wiche, to the value of 20s. To Elizabeth, my wife, £100, to be paid within 
three months of my death. My household stuff shall be divided into five 
parts, whereof [I bequeath] to Elizabeth, my wife, one part, to Peter Maister, 
my son, one part, to James, my son, one part, to John Maister, my son, one 
part, and [to] the child she is conceived with the fifth part. My wife Elisa- 
beth shall have the custody of James, my son, and John, my son, till full age 
or day of marriage, she finding surety to my overseers for the same. If said 
James, John, or the child unborn die, or any one of them, then I will that such 
portion remain to Elizabeth, my wife. To my brother-in-law, Richard 
Marten of Rye, my russet gown furred with fox. To Elizabeth, my wife, 
my scarlet gown. To Thomas Maister, my son, my coat faced with foynes 
before and fox behind. To Peter Mayster, my son, the residue of my ap- 
parel. To my sister Marten of Rye a gold ring with a red stone, which lieth 
in pawn for 40s. Whereas John Worme of London do owe me £30 and 
upwards, if said John Worme do pay his sister Agnes Worme 20 marks, I 
forgive him the rest of the money he oweth me. I forgive John Benjamall 
all such money as he oweth me. I forgive all those that be not well able to 
pay me all such debts as be under 13s. 4d. Symond Lynche of Sandwiche 
shall have my best gelding. To Agnes Gifford, my daughter, £20, to be paid 
within twelve months of my death. To every child that my said daughter 
may now have alive £20, to be paid in like manner. To every godchild that 
I now have alive 12d. To my goddaughter Agnes Menys 13s. 4d. To my 
cozen Agnes Gryffyn 20s. To the child she now hath alive 6s. 8d. To John 
Sperte, sometime my servant, 20s. To Walter Woodcocke, my boy, 40s. 
To Jerome Jones 40s., my old cloak, my cote jerkyn, and my hoose clothe of 
marble, a gown of sheepes colour furred with foynes. Whereas I have given 
to Elizabeth, my wife, £100 and the one fifth part of my household stuff and 
also a certain house and lands at Worthe, for the term of her life, if my said 
wife be not content to give unto my sons Thomas Maister and Peter Maister 
and my other sons a clear acquittance for any dower that she may claim on 
and above £10 a year given her out of my manor of Stodmershe, then all such 
bequests unto said Elizabeth shall not stand as gifts until she hath given 
them a lawful discharge for her dowry as aforesaid. Residuary legatees: 
Elizabeth, my wife, James Maister, my son, John Maister, and the child yet 
unborn. Executors: Elizabeth, my wife, and Thomas Colwell. Overseers: 
My brother William Payne of Canterbury and Thomas Maister, my son, to 
either of whom I give 40s. and to Thomas Colwell £4. 

Concerning my lands, tenements, and hereditaments: I will that my 
eldest son Thomas Maister shall have all the manor of Stodmershe, in the 
County of Kent, with all appurtenances, etc., except such lands, marshes, 
and hereditaments hereafter mentioned willed to Peter Maister, my son, to 
belong to said Thomas Mayster, his heirs and assigns, for ever; so that 
neither said Thomas Maister nor his heirs nor b ssigns claim any part of the 
manor of Estlangdon, hereafter mentioned, nor any lands, etc., assigned unto 
James Maister, my son, and so that said Thomas Maister do release to said 
Peter all such lands, etc., hereafter mentioned, willed to said Peter. And if said 
Thomas do claim any of said lands, etc., willed to said James Maister, my 
son, and any of the mershes, etc., willed to said Peter, then said James shall 
have two parts of the manor of Stodmershe, to said James and his heirs of his 
body; and for lack of such heirs [remainder] to my son John Maister and the 



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heirs of his body; and for lack of such heirs [remainder] to the heirs of me, 
the said John Maister, and Elizabeth, now my wife; and for lack of such 
hejrs [remainder] to Agnes Gifford and the heirs of her body lawfully begotten. 
To said Thomas Maister, my son, and to his heirs and assigns for ever all the 
houses and lands which I purchased of John Russell in the parish of Stod- 
mersh, and also my garden at Matsole in the parish of St. Peter in the town 
of Sandwiche. To said Peter, my son, and the heirs of his body my house 
at Norwood, wherein Robert Williams now liveth, with the five acres of land 
thereto assigned, also mershes called Normeade, Guttermershe, Stowes 
Marshe, Newe Marshes, Harper Mershe, Poll Mershe, Coulde Mershe, Rifte 
Mershe, the Great Common Mershe, and the Little Common Mershe, and 
one piece of arable land containing fourteen acres, in the field called North 
field near the barne called Stod-mersh barne, said Peter paying yearly to my 
said wife Elizabeth £10, given to her by me for marriage jointure, and paying 
to my son Thomas and his heirs the yearly rent of £10. If said Peter die 
without heirs, said premises assigned to my son Peter shall remain to John 
Maister, my godson, son of said Thomas Maister (my son), and to the heirs 
of said John. To said Peter £40, which John Parker hath of mine. To my 
son James Maister and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten all that manor 
of Est Langdon in the County of Kent, with all the lands, etc., thereto be- 
longing. If James, my son, die without heirs, said manor of Est Langdon, 
with all lands, etc., shall remain to John Maister, my son, and his heirs, and 
for lack of such issue to the heirs of me, John Maister, and Elizabeth, my wife. 
To James Maister, my son, my mershe called Bexley Lees and the mersh 
called the Harp thereto adjoining. My friends Thomas Colwell, William 
Payne, Robert Thompson, and Thomas Severne, by an indenture made by 
me, shall receive the rents, profits, etc., during the minority of James, my son, 
until he reach the age of twenty-one years, and shall pay to my wife Elizabeth 
£10 for her own use, and also for every of the children of me and said Elizabeth 
£10 during her widowhood for the bringing up of said children, the residue 
of such issues to be accounted for by said four trustees when said children or 
the survivors of them attain the age of twenty-one years or day of marriage. 
If Elizabeth, my wife, marry again, she shall have no part of said issues, but 
said Thomas Colwell, my executor, shall have £4 yearly for his pains and 
£10 yearly for the finding of schooling, meat and drink, and apparell for each 
child. Concerning my little piece of ground at the Mayden Towre, my 
executors shall receive the yearly rents thereof until my son James come to 
the age of twenty-one years, employing the same yearly in buying wood to 
be distributed among the poor in the town of Sandwich; and when said James 
shall attain the age of twenty-one years, I will the said land to him and his 
heirs for ever, providing yearly for ever four loads of wood for distribution to 
the poor of Sandwiche. 

Touching the disposition of my plate: To Thomas Maister, my son, a 
goblett with a cover, partly gilt, a pott of silver with a cover, partly gilt, and 
four silver spoons. To Peter Maister, my son, a goblet of silver, partly gilte, 
a pot of silver, partly gilt, and four silver spoons. To Agnes Gifforde, my 
daughter, a goblet of silver, partly gilt, a pot of silver, partly gilt, and four 
silver spoons. The residue of my plate shall be divided between my wife 
and the children of me and her. 

Witnesses: John Stewarde, Clerk, Vicar of the parish of Our Lady afore- 
said, Thomas Severne of Sandwich, yeoman, Robert Redwoode of Wickham- 
borough, yeoman, and George Owen of Little Borne [?]. Proved 14 June 
1559 by Thomas Colwell and Elizabeth Maister, in the person of said Thomas 
Colwell, the executor named in the will. (P. C. C, Chaynay, 27.) 

[Thomas Gefford, of Twyford, co. Bucks, the testator of 1511, and Roger 
Gyffortie, of Middle Claydon, co. Bucks, the testator of 1538, were brothers, 



174 Genealogical Research in England [April 

being sons of John Gifford of Twyford, as appears from a comparison of the 
pedigree printed in vol. 5, pp. 176-181, of the Publications of the Harleian 
Society (The Visitations of the County of Oxford) with the pedigree printed 
on pp. 93-94 of Metcalfe's edition of the Visitations of Northamptonshire, 
1564 and 1618-19, and from a careful study of the two Gifford wills given 
above. The Giffard or Gifford family was a well-known family of Norman 
descent, which came into England in the days of the Conqueror. From an 
early date a branch of the family was settled at Twyford, co. Bucks, and for 
the earlier generations of this branch the Visitations of the County of Oxford, 
referred to above, may be consulted. The following brief genealogy, which 
begins with the father of the testators of 1511 and 1538, has been compiled 
from the two pedigrees already referred to, the two Gifford wills given 
above, and a few other books which will be cited in their proper places, and 
shows the position of the testators of 1511 and 1538 in the Gifford family 
and their relationship to William Sargent, who settled at Maiden, Mass., in 
1638. 

1. John Gifford [of Twyford, co. Bucks], living 3 Henry "VT [1424-5], son 
■ of Sir Thomas Gifforde, Knight, living 17 Henry VI [1438-9], by his wife 

Eleanor, daughter and heiress of Sir Thomas Vaux of Fringford, co. Oxford, 
Knight, married [first] Agnes Winslow, daughter and coheiress of Thomas, 
Esq., living 16 Henry VI [1437-8], and Agnes (Andrewes); and [secondly] 

Alice . 

Children by first wife:* 

2. i. Thomas, living 12 Edward IV [1472-3]. 
ii. John. 

3. iii. Roger. 
iv. William (or Edward, of Wicken [? co. Cambridge or co. Northamp- 
ton]), m. Vachell. Child: 1. Anna, heiress, m. (1) 

Vincent Curson of Waterperry, co. Oxford; m. (2) Edward 
[Windsor], brother of Lord Windsor. 

Children by second wife: 
v. Edmund. 
vi. Robert, mentioned in a codicil to the will of his brother Roger, 

2 Dec. 1542. 
vii. Eleanor, m. Roger Samwell. 
viii. Isabella, m. John Ardern of Utteford. 
ix. Alice, m. Thomas Perwich of co. Leicester. 
x. Margaret, m. William Porter of Campden. . 

2. Thomas Gifford (John), of Twyford, co. Bucks, the testator of 1511, 
. living 12 Edward IV [1472-3], died between 10 Oct. 1511 and 18 Nov. 

1511. He married Jane Langston, who survived him, daughter and 

heiress of John of Caversfield, co. Bucks. 
Children: 

i. Thomas, lord of [the manor of] Twyford, 3 Henry VII [1487-8], m. 
Mart Statelet, dau. and heiress of William, of Bignell, co. 
Oxford, Esq., whose wife was a daughter of Sir John Francis, 
Knight. Child: 1. Ursula, heiress, d. at Twyford 7 Dec. 1558; 
m. Sir Thomas Wenman, of Carswell and Witney, co. Oxford, 
Knight, s. of Richard, of Carswell, Esq., and Anna (Bushe) ; for 
issue see Publications of the Harleian Society, vol. 5, p. 179. 

ii. Anna, m. Richard Samwell of Edgcote [co. Northampton], who 
is mentioned in the will of his father-in-law, Thomas Gifford, in 
1511. 

iii. Mart, living in 1511; m. William Becke of Stow [? Stowe, co. 
Bucks]. 

* In this Gifford genealogy children are given in the order indicated by the Visita- 
tions, in which all the sons of a marriage are usually named before the daughters. 



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3. Roger Gifford (John), of Middle Claydon, co. Bucks, Esq., the testa- 
tor of 1538, died between 2 Dec. 1542 and 8 Feb. 1543/4. He married 
Mary Nansicles, who was living 8 Feb. 1543/4, daughter of William. 

Children: 

i. John, of Hillesden, co. Bucks, living 8 Feb. 1543/4; m. Dorothy 
Dannett, dau. of Sir John of Dannett's Hall, Knight. For issue 
see Publications of the Harleian Society, vol. 5, p. 180. 

ii. Sir George, of Middle Claydon, co. Bucks, Knight, living 8 Feb. 
1543/4; m. (1) Constance Dyke, dau. and coheiress of Henry of 
co. Sussex; m. (2) Margaret Bradfteld, dau. and coheiress of 

Bradfield; m. (3) Trapes of London. For issue 

see Publications of the Harleian Society, vol. 5, p. 180. 

iii. Ralph Gifford, of Steeple-Claydon, co. Bucks, living 8 Feb. 

1543/4; m. Chamberlain.* For issue see Publications 

of the Harleian Society, vol. 5, p. 180. 

iv. William, probably d. young. 

v. William, of Thorpe-Mandeville, co. Northampton, living 8 Feb. 
1543/4; d. s.p.; m. Alice Frebody, dau. and heiress of Hugh. 
4. vi. Nicholas. 

vii. Alice, m. Thomas Carill. 

viii. Jane, living 2 Dec. 1542; m. (1) Thomas Cartwright; m. (2) 
William Leyborne; m. (3) before 2 Dec. 1542 Ambrose Dancy. 

4. Nicholas Gifford (Roger, John), of St. James's Abbey, Northampton, 
living 8 Feb. 1543/4, married, prior to 24 Aug. 1558, Agnes Master, 
daughter of John of Sandwich, co. Kent, of whom a brief account is 
given below. 

Children: 

i. Roger, of St. James's Abbey, Northampton, m. Amy Samwell, 
dau. of Francis of Thorpe, co. Northampton. Children: 1. 
Francis, of St. James's Abbey, living 1618; m. Jane Troughton, 
dau. of Richard of Hanslope, co. Bucks; twelve children, the 
eldest s., Boger, being 21 years old in 1618. 2. Thomas, of Ash- 
ley, co. Northampton, m. Elizabeth Gate. 3. George, living in 
1618. 4. Mary, m. Alexander Moore of St. James's End [co. 
Northampton]. 

ii. George, m. Ann Prestland, dau. of John. Children: 1. Roger. 
2. Edward. 3. Valentyne. 4. Elizabeth. 5. Ann. 

iii. Anne, m. Morton. 

iv. Mary, m. John Wilson. 

v. Margaret, m. Hugh Sargent of Courteenhall, co. Northampton, 
b. probably abt. 1530, d. 23 Feb. 1595/6. They had fifteen 
children, b. between 1555 and 1579. Their fourth child was 
Roger, of the town of Northampton, mercer, mayor of Northamp- 
ton in 1626, b. abt. 1562; d. in July 1649; m. 3 Jan. 1589/90 Ellen 
Makernes, who d. in Oct. 1645, dau. of William of Finedon, co. 
Northampton; eleven children, of whom the seventh child, Wil- 
liam, bapt. 20 June 1602, emigrated to New England in 1638 and 
settled in that part of Charlestown, Mass., which was set off in 
1649 as the town of Maiden, his farm being in the part of Maiden 
which was set off in 1870 as the town of Everett. For Hugh 
Sargent and his descendants see Aaron Sargent's Sargent Gene- 
alogy, 1895. 

John Master, of Sandwich, co. Kent, merchant, the testator of 1558, 
whose daughter Agnes married Nicholas Gifford of St. James's Abbey, co. 
Northampton (vide supra, 4), died between 24 Aug. 1558 and 14 June 1559. 

He married first ; and secondly Elizabeth Tomson, who survived 

him and married secondly Henry Boteler of Eastry, co. Kent. According to 

* According to the Dictionary of National Biography, vol. 7, p. 1174, of the reissue, 
she was Mary, daughter of Sir Edward Chamberlain of Woodstock, co. Oxford. 



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Burke's Landed Gentry of Great Britain, tenth edition, p. 1078, John Master 
is first mentioned in 1520, was mayor of Sandwich in 1528, 1543, 1552, and 
1556, was a warden of the Cinque Ports and as such was one of the bearers 
of the canopy of Queen Anne Boleyn at her coronation, and was a baron of 
Parliament for Sandwich in 1544 and 1554. King Henry VIII granted to 
him the manor of East Langdon, co. Kent. Apparently his sons Thomas and 
Peter and his daughter Agnes were children by his first wife, and James and 
John were sons by his second wife. For this family see Burke's Landed 
Gentry, ut supra, and Philipott's Visitation of the County of Kent, taken in 
the year 1619, London, 1863, pp. 44-48. — Editor.] 

[To be continued] 



CONNECTICUT CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS 

Copied by Joel N. Eno, A.M., of Hartford, Conn. 
[Continued from vol. 70, page 244] 

WINDHAM 
Windham Centre Cemetery* 

In memory of Mrs. Abigail Abbe Wife of Mr. John Abbe. She died Octr ye 

16th 1766 in ye 63d year of her Age. 
In memory of Ann W. daughter of Lucius & Mary B. Abbe who died March 

16th 1819 aged 1 year & 6 months. 
In memory of Belle ye Daughr to Mr. Phinehas Abbe & Mrs. Mary his Wife. 

She Died Deer 21st 1774 in ye 5th year of her Age. 
In memory of Hervy son of Mr. Hezekiah Abbe & Martha his wife he Died 

August 11th 1782 in ye 2d year of his age. 
In memory of Mr. John Abbe who died Jany 6th 1771 in ye 73d Year of his 

Age. 
In memory of Mr. Joshua Abbe, who died Jan. 13th A.D. 1807 in the 66th 

year of his age. 
In memory of Lucius Son to Shubael Abbe, Esqr & Lucy his wife: he Died 

Deer 6th 1785 Age 8 weeks & 6 days. 
In memory of Lucy Daughr to Mr. Phinehas Abbe & Mary his wife She 

Died Deer 13th 1774 in ye 7th year of her Age. 
Mrs. Lucy Abbe relict of Shubael Abbe Esq. died June 21st 1818 Aged 66. 
In memory of Mrs. Mary ye Wife of Mr. John Abbe & Dau'r of Decon Abel 

Bingham who Died July ye 23d 1722 in ye 46th Year of her Age. 
In memory of Mrs. Mary ye Wife of Mr. John Abbe & Daur of Mr. Sam'll 

Palmer who Died Novr ye 30th 1750 in ye 59th Year of her Age. 
In memory of Mary Abbe widow of Richard Abbe Esqr who died August 25th 

1759 in ye 78th year of her Age. 
Here Lies ye Body of Mrs. Mary Abbe wife to Mr. Joshua Abbe who De- 
parted this Life Octr ye 13th 1770 in ye 54th year of her Age. 
In memory of Mary wife of Mr. Phinehas Abbe. She died July 29th 1777 in 

ye 31st year of her Age. 
In memory of Mr. Phinehas Abbe who died June 17th 1800 in ye 54th year 

of Ins age. 

• This cemetery is on the slope south of the village of Windham, on the road to 
South Windham. 



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Here Lyes Buried ye Body of Richard Abbe Esqr one of bis Majesties Justices 
of ye Peace & one of ye Judges of ye County Court In ye County of 
Windham who ... fell asleep July 10, 1737 in ye 55th year of his Age. 

In memory of Shubael Abbe, Esqr who died suddenly April 16th 1804 aged 
59. He graduated at Yale College in 1764 ... 1783 appointed 
sheriff of the County of Windham . . . continued in the discharge of 
the duties of that office till his death .... 

In memory of Mrs. Susanna Abbe, Relict of Mr. Phinehas Abbe, who died 
April 26th 1804 in.the 52d year of her age. 

In memory of Miss Phebe Adgate Daughtr of Mr. Daniel Adgate & Mrs. 
Phebe his wife of Norwich, who died July 10th, 1791. Aged 26 Years. 

Here lies ye Body of Mrs. Mary Alleine ye wife of Mr. Joshua Alleine of 
Mansfield by whom she had seven sons & three daughters: John, 
Joshua, Gideon, Yatherton, Samuel, George, Eleazar, Miriam, Mary, 
Sary. After he dyed she married Air. William Moore of Windham. 

Here Lyes ye Body of Mr. Amos Allen he Departed this Life March 25th 
1770 in ye 64th year of his Age. . . . 

In memory of Mr. Amos Allen who Departed this Life March 28th 1788 in 
ye 44th Year of his Age. 

Amos D. Allen died Aug. 19, 1855 aged 82. 

Here Lies ye Body of Mrs. Anne wife to Mr. Amos Allen She Died Octbr 10th 
1775 in ye 30th year of her Age. 

In memory of Mr. Daniel Allen who Departed this Life Novr 11th 1791 in ye 
91st Year of his Age. 

In memory of Mr. Daniel Allen who died Feb. 6th 1804 in ye 72d Year of 
his Age. 

In memory of Edward Allen who died Feb. 9, 1863 Aged 51 years. 

In memory of Eunice, Daughter to Mr. Bela Allen & Naomi his wife who 



Died March 30th 1797 Aged 8 Months. 






In memory of Mrs. Jerusha Allen wife of Mr. Amos Allen who Died April 30th 

1795 in ye 43d Year of her Age. . . . 
In memory of Miss Jerusha Allen daughter of Mr. Amos & Mrs. Jerusha 

Allen who died March 22d 1805 in the 20th year of her age. 
In memory of Miss Jerusha Allen who died Octr ? 2th 1813 in the 71st year 

of her age. 
In memory of Mr. John Allen son of Mr. Amos & Mrs. Jerusha Allen who 

died Jany 28th 1801 in ye 20th year of his age. 
In memory of Mr. John Allen who died June 3d 1809 in the 73d year of his 

age. ... ' 

Lucy, daughter of Amos D. & Lydia Allen died Sept. 13, 1855 aged 49. 
Here Lyes ye Body of Mrs. Lydia Allen Daughr to Mr. William & Elisath 

Allen She Died Octr 20th 1772 in ye 68 year of her Age. 
Lydia wife of Amos D. Allen died Sept. 20, 1850 AE. 75. 
In memory of Mr. Oliver Allen son of Mr. Amos & Mrs. Jerusha Allen who 

died March 22d 1797 Aged 19 Years. 
Oliver son of Amos D. & Lydia Allen died Sept. 12th 1800 Age 2 years & 

7 months. 
In memory of Roxalena, Consort of Abner Allen, who died June 27, 1818 

AE. 58. 
In memory of Mrs. Sarah Allen wife to Mr. Daniel Allen She Died May 15th 

1787 in ye 86th Year of her Age. 
In memory of Miss Sarah Allen who died Deer 9th 1804 in the 71st year of 

her age. 
August ye 1st 1767 Departed this Life Mr. Solomon Allen son to Mr. Daniel 

& Mrs. Sarah Allen in ye 28th year of his Age. 
In memory of Mr. William Allen ... he Died in the Faith Sept 19th 1785 

in the 86th Year of his Age. 



178 Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions [April 

In memory of Mr. William Allin who after he had served his generation by 

the Will of God Departed this life on the 15th day of Decemr 1747 in 

the 78th year of his age. 
Betsey Babcock died Aug. 7, 1885. Aged 98. 
In memory of Alford, son to Capt. Ebenezr Backus & Marcy his wife. He 

Died Febry 3d 1773 in ye 3d year of his Age. 
Mrs. Betsey L. Backus, wife of Mr. Luther Backus died June 9, 1827 in the 

42d year of her age. 
In memory of Ebenezer, son of Mr. Gurdeon & Mrs. Amanda Anna Backus : 

he died June 14th 1790 in ye 6th year of his Age. 
In memory of Mr. Ebenezer Backus of Norwich who died in this Town on 

the 20th day of March 1797 in the 40th Year of his Age. 
In memory of Huntington, son of Mr. Gurdeon & Mrs. Amanda Anna Backus : 

he died Aug. 8th, 1790 in ye 2d year of his Age. 
In memory of Mr. John Backus who was one of the first settlers of the Town 

of Windham & served his Generation in a steady Course of Probity & 

Piety & Being satisfied with Long Life was recevied to see the Salvation 

of God on March the 27th 1744 in the 83d year of his age. 
Jany ye 4th 1768 Departed this Life Lucretia Daughtr to Mr. Ebenr Backus 

& Mrs. Marcy his wife in ye 3d year of her Age. 
In memory of Mary Backus ye Daughter of Mr. John Backus & Mrs. Sibbil 

Backus who died May ye 28th 1744 in ye 3d year of her Age. 
In memory of Mrs. Mary ye wife of Mr. John Backus who Died Febr ye 19th 

1747 in ye 76th Year of her Age. 
Here lies the Body of Nathanael Backus who died Aug ye XVth 1720 in ye 

9th year of his age. 
Nathaniel ye son of Mr. John Backus junr & Mrs. Sibil Backus who died 

November ye 29th 1727 aged one yeare & ten months. 
Here lies ye Body of Mr. Samuel Backus: he Departed this Life Octbr 14th 

1776 in ye 84th year of his Age. 
In memory of Shubel son to Mr. Demetrius Backus & Lydia his wife: he 

Died March 27, 1781 in ye 2d year of his Age. 
In memory of Mrs. Sibbil wife of Mr. John Backus junr, who Died August ye 

7, 1755 in ye 48th Year of her Age. 
In memory of Stephen son to Mr. Demetrius & Lydia Backus his wife: 

he died Augst 9, 1783 in ye 16 year of his Age. 
In memory of Mrs. Zerviah Backus, wife of Mr. Luther Backus, who died 

May 3, 1825, aged 48. 
In memory of Mrs. AbigaiLDaughr of Mr. Joseph & Mrs. Anne Badcock who 

Died Sept. 7 1775 in the 20th Year of her Age. 
In memory of Mrs. Anne Badcock relict of Mr. Joseph Badcock who died 

Jany 11, 1805 aged 82. 
Here Lyes ye Body of Mr. Benjamin Badcock: he Departed this Life Janr ye 

8th 1764 in ye 53d year of his Age. 
Sacred to the memory of Charlotte Badcock relict of Daniel Badcock who 

died June 12, 1852 in the 80th year of her age. 
In memory of Mr. Daniel Badcock who Died Aug. 11, 1818 AE. 56. 
Mr. Elijah Badcock Died November 24 1827 Aged 77 years. 
In memory of Fenno, son of Mr. Daniel & Mrs. Charlotte Badcock who died 

Nov. 9, 1815. AE. 21 
In memory of Mrs. Hannah wife of Mr. Elijah Badcock who died Jan. 1, 

1835. Aged 80 Years. 
In memory of Mr. James Badcock who died Sept. 11th 1807 in the 91st year 

of his age. 
In memory of Mrs. Jerusha, Consort of Mr. Daniel Badcock who died Dec. 1, 

1790. AE. 22 



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In memory of Mr. John Badcock son to Mr. Elijah & Hannah Badcock: 

he Died March 17th 1800 Aged 21 years. 
Joseph, son of Mr. Daniel & Mrs. Jerusha Badcock died Jan. 13, 1790. AE. 

15 mo. 
Mr. Joseph Badcock died Dec. 22d 1797 in ye 87th Year of his age. 
Sacred to the memory of Mr. Nathan Badcock who died Augst 10th 1810 in 

the 51st year of his age. 
In memory of Mr. William son of Mr. Joseph & Mrs. Anne Badcock who 

Died Sept. 21, 1775 in the 22 Year of his Age. 
Here lyes ye Body of ye Dearly Beloved & Godly Woman Abigail ye wife of 

Mr. Samuel Badger. She died Octr 12th 1775 in ye 60th year of her 

age. 
In memory of Elizabeth Badger Daughter of Capt. Edmd & Mrs. LUcretia 

Badger. She died April 24th A.D. 1789 in ye 16th Year of her Age. 
In memory of Lucretia, Daughtr to Capt. Edmd Badger & Lucretia his wife. 

She died March 26th 1773 Aged 10 months & 21 days. 
This monument is erected in memory of Mr. Samuel Badger who was born in 

Newbury in the State of Massachusetts and died on ye 9th day of 

April 1797 in ye 87th year of his Age. 
In memory of Mr. Francis Barrows: he died Sept. 24th 1781 in ye 24th Year 

of his Age. 
February ye 5th 1768 Departed this Life Elisabeth Daughtr to Mr. Arter 

Beben & Mrs. Elisabeth his Wife in ye 35th year of her Age. 
Thomas H. son of Wm. E. Beckwith. 
In memory of Zerviah daughr of Mr. Benjamin & Mrs. Clarissa Bibbens. 

She died May 12th 1791 Aged 4 months & 2 days. 
William Bibbins died [illegible] 1806 aged 59. , 

Also his wife Louisa Bibbins died Dec. 26, 1806 aged 60. 
Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Anna Consort of Mr. Elijah Bibens who died 

March 4th 1799 in ye 62d year of her age. 
In memory of Arter Son of Mr. Arter Bibens, Junr & Mrs. Abigail his wife. 

he Died Nour ye 1st 1754 in ye 5th Year of his Age. 
In memory of Mr. Benjamin Bibens ye Son of Mr. Arter Bibens Junr & Mrs. 

Abigail his wife he Died Deer ye 27th 1755 in ye 21st Year of his Age. 
Sacred to the memory of Mr. Elijah Bibens who died suddenly March 28th 

A.D. 1829 in the 80th year of his age. 
In memory of Mrs. Silence wife of Mr. Elijah Bibens who died August 12, 

1818 AE. 60. 
In memory of Triphena Daughtr of Mr. Elijah & Mrs. Amey Bibens Who 

Died Decern ye 17th 1764 in ye 2d year of her age. 
In memory of Mr. Abel Bingham Deacon of the Church in Windham who 

after an exemplary Life & Conversation died March ye 5th 1745 A.D. 

Aged 76 years. 
Here lies ye Body of Mr. Abel Bingham who lived desired & died Much 

Lamented August 1, 1768 in ye 65th year of his Age. 
Here lies ye Body of Mrs. Abigail Bingham who died March ye 30th 1741 in 

ye 51st year of her age & was ye Consort of Mr. Joseph Bingham. 
In memory of Miss Abigail Bingham Daughter to Mr. Abel & Mrs. Abigail 

Bingham who Departed this Life October ye 23d A.D. 1747 in ye 21 

year of her age. 
In memory of Mrs. Anne Bingham, wife of Mr. Jonathan Bingham who was 

born Octr 25th 1675 & Died Aug. 20th 1756. 
In memory of Mrs. Anne Bingham relict of Mr. Abisha Bingham who died 

October 29th 1813 aged 79. 
In memory of Bettey Daughr to Capt. Maltier & Mercy Bingham. She 

died March 10th 1779 in her 4th year. 

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In memory of Mrs. Elisabeth Bingham Daughr to Mr. Abel & Mrs. Abigail 

Bingham who Departed this Life Sept. ye 23d 1747 in the 19th year of 

her age. 
Here lies the Body of Faith Bingham who died Febry 11th 1720 aged 34 

years. 
In memory of Mr. Gideon Bingham who died March 19, 1791. Ae. 55. 

Also In memory of Mrs. Ruth, Relict of Mr. Gideon Bingham who 
died Apr. 21, 1817 AE. 84. 
In memory of Miss Irene Bingham who died December 31, 1842 In the 75th 

year of her age. 
In memory of Jabez son of Mr. Alfred & Mrs. Zerviah Bingham who died 

June 3d 1793 in ye 5th Year of his Age. 
Here lies the Body of Mr. Jonathan Bingham who lived Desired & died Be- 
moaned Febuary ye 28th A.D. 1751 in the 77th year of his age. 
Here lies ye Body of ye Dearly Beloved & Godly Man, Mr. Joseph Bingham 

who Fell asleep in Jesus Sept. ye 4th 1765 in ye 78th year of his age. _ 
In memory of Joseph Bingham son to Mr. Abel Bingham & Mrs. Abigail his 

wife who died December ye [illegible] 1765 in the 4th year of his age. 
In memory of Mr. Joseph Bingham who Died Jany ye 15th 1792 in ye 71st 

Year of his Age. 
In memory of Julia Daughr of Mr. John Bingham & Eunice his wife. [Re- 
mainder of inscription hidden by the earth.] 
In memory of Capt. Maltiah Bingham, who died March 10, 1814 aged 76 

years. 
Mrs. Mary ye late wife of Mr. Thomas Bingham who died Avgvst ye 5 1726 

& in ye 78 year of her age. 
Mrs. Mary Bingham late wife of Mr. Nathaniel Bingham Junr Died March 

ye 4, 1735 & in ye 23d 3 r ear of her Age. 
In memory of Mary, ye Daughter of Mr. Gideon Bingham & Ruth his wife. 

She Died March 3d 1776 in ye 10 year of her Age. 
In memory of Royal Bingham: he died Augst 31st 1778 in his 7th year. 
James Bingham died Augst 29th 1778 in his 5th year. 
Children to Capt. Maltier & Mercy Bingham. 
This monument is erected in memory of Mrs. Salome Bingham, who died 

August 12th, 1809 in the 32d year of her age. 
Here lies Sarah Daughter of Lieut. Joseph Bingham & Mrs. Sarah his wife 

born June 14th 1747 & Dyed ye same day. 
Here lies ye Body of Mrs. Theody Bingham ye wife to Mr. Elison Bingham & 

Daughter of Mr. Jonathan [illegible] who died April ye 6th A.D. 1751 

in ye 56th [?] year of her age. 
Here lies ye Body of that Holy Man of God Deacon Thomas Bingham . . . 

He was ye son of Mr. Thomas & Mrs. Mary Bingham living in Sheffield 

in York Shier in England: he Dyed Janr ye 16, 1729/30 in ye 88 year 

of his Age. 
Here Lyes Interr'd the Body of Mr. David BisseJ of Windsor who Departed 

this Life June the 22nd A.D. 1762 In the 55th Year of His Age. 
In memory of George E. Bissell 3d son of Hezekiah & Mrs. Anne Bissell: 

he Died March 26th 1782 Aged 1 year & 21 Days. 
In memory of George M. Bissell 2d Son of Hezekiah & Mrs. Anne Bissell: 

he Died Novr 26th 1777 Aged 9 Months & 17 Days. 
In memory of Myra ye 6th Daughr of Hezekiah Bissell, Esqr & Anne his 

Wife who Died Sept. 10th 1788 Aged 13 Months. 
In memory of Francis son of Mr. Amasa Bloss & Mrs. Elisabeth his wife: 

he Died August 24th 1782 Aged 5 months. 
In memory of Mr. Booth — John Wetmore who was born March ye 30th 

Died August ye 4th A.D. 1748 in the 20th year of his age. 
Mr. Cyrus Brewster died 29 Sept. 1S18 aged 49 years. 



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In memory of Mrs. Elisabeth Brewster, Daughr to Mr. William & Mrs. 

Damaris Brewster who died Octr ye 26th 1758 in ye 17th yer of her Age. 
In memory of Erastus, son to Mr. Asa Brewster & Ruth his wife: he died 

Octr 15th 1775 in ye 3d year of his Age. 
In memory of Samuel, Son of Mr. David & Mrs. Sarah Brewster who died 

Novr 29th 1803 aged 5 days 
In memory of Mr. John Brougham who died [illegible] A.D. 1735 Aetatis 

suae 78. 
In memory of Mrs. [illegible] Brougham wife of Mr. John Brougham who died 

Decemr ye 22d A.D. 1743 Aetatis suae 75. 
Here Lies ye Body of Mr. Thomas Brown: he died Jany 10th 1773 in ye 65th 

year of his Age. 
In memory of Emeline daughr of John & Deborah Burgess who died August 

24th 1812 aged 6 years & 5 months. %. 

Julia, Daughr of Mr. John & Mrs. Deborah Burgess died March 12th 1803 

aged 11 months & 17 days. 
In memory of Widow Sarah Bushnell Died March 13th 1817 Aged 97. 
In memory of Nancy Daughtr of Mr. John & Mrs. Anne Byron who died 

Octr 16th 1725 aged 13 years. 
In memory of Lucius son of Mr. Nathaniel S. Calkins & Mrs. Leah his wife 

who was drowned July 5th 1800 in ye 13th year of his age. 
In memory of Mr. Eleazer Carey: he Died Aug. 21st 1782 in ye 46th year of 

his Age. . . . 
In memory of Mrs. Fidelia Carey, wife of Mr. Waldo Carey, who died Deer 

22d A.D. 1813, aged 43 years. 
Freelove Dumont, wife of Waldo Carey died Aug. 9, 1859, aged 79. 
In memory of Miss Julia Carey daughter of Waldo & Fidelia Carey, who died 

Deer 21st A.D. 1813, aged 17 years. 
In memory of Lucy, Daughr to Mr. Eleazar Carey & Mrs. Marcy his wife. 

She Died Novr 30th 1774 in ye 4th year of her Age. 
In memory of Mrs. Mary Carey wife of Mr. Eleazer Carey who died Octr 2d, 

1802 in the 74th Year of her Age. 
In memory of Mr. Waldo Carey who died August 9, 1827. Aged 55 
In memory of Ensign Eleazer Cary who Died July ye 23d 1754 in ye 41st 

Year of his Age. 
In memory of Cap't. Eleazer Cary . . . went ... to ye Unseen World on 

ye 28th of July 1754 in ye 76th Year of his Age. . . . 
In memory of Lieut. Ezekiel Cary who died May 14th A.D. 1782 in ye 41st 

Year of his Age. 
In memory of Mrs. Lydia Cary wife to Decon Eleazar Cary. She Died 

June 12th 1761 in ye 76th year of her Age. 
Here lies ye Body of Mrs. Mary ye Consort to Mr. Seth Cary who died March 

ye 10th A.D. 1761 in the 46th year of her Age. 
In memory of Mrs. Susanna ye Daughtr of Ensign Elezer & Mrs. Jerusha 

Cary who Died July ye 24th 1754 in ye 13th Year of her Age. 
In memory of Miss Zerviah Cary Daughr to Mr. Nathaniel and Mrs. Zerviah 

Cary who died March 24th 1786 in ye 15th year of her Age. 
In memory of Mrs. Zerviah Cary relict of Mr. Ezekiel Cary who died July 

19th 1815 aged 82. 
In Memory of Mr. John Cates. He was a Gentleman born in England & the 

first settler in the Town of Windham. By his last Will & Testament 

he gave a generous Legacy To ye first Church of Christ In Windham in 

Plate & a generous Legacy in Land for ye Support of ye Poor, & another 

Legacy to ye Support of ye School in said Town for Ever. He died in 

Windham July ye 16th 1697. 
Levi, son of Mr. Benjamin & Susanna Chappel Died July 4, 1828. Aged 

3 yrs & 5 mo. 
Ann Gap dyed May 2, 1735. 



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Mrs. Mary Clap the worthy Consort of the Revd Mr. Thorns Clap Dyed 

Augst 9th 1736 in the 24th year of her Age. 
Here lies Buried ye Body of Temprance Clap the Daughter of the Revnd Mr. 

Thomas & Mrs. Mary Clap who died June the 3d 1731 aged five weeks. 
Here lyeth Interrd ye Body of a Child of ye Revd Mr. Thomas & Mrs. Mary 

Clap which was born & Dyed July the 25th 1736. 
In memory of Charles son of Mr. Jabez & Mrs. Anne Clark who was born 

March 6th & died at Pomfret Octr 22d 1788. » 

In memory of Mr. John Clark who died July 9, 1832. Aged 64 years. 

Also of Mrs. Mary Clark wife of Mr. John Clark who died Feb. 15, 
1797 Aged 23 years. 
In memory of John Moseley Clark son of Doctr John & Mrs. Abigail Clark 

who died at Pomfret Octr 22d 1788 Aged 3 months & 20 days. 
Lydia Abbe, wife of John Clark died July 25, 1854. AE. 75. 
In memory of Mercy Daughter of Mr. Abel & Mrs Sarah Clark: she died 

April 7th 1782 in ye 7th Year of her Age. 
In memory of Miss Nabby Clark the amiable Daughr of Doer John & Mrs. 

Abigail Clark who died Aug. 22d 1807 in the 18th year of her age. 
Ann Clarke Died March 13, 1825. Aged 47. 
Elcy R. Cogswell Died April 22, 1859. AE. 67. 
Henry H. Cogswell Died Dec. 6, 1846. AE. 46. 
Here lies ye Body of Mrs. Leah Cook, wife to Mr. Samuel Cook of Windham 

& Last wife to Mr. James Bradford of Canterbury. She died April 28th 

1775 on her birthday Aged 82 years. 
In memory of Mr. Isaac Crain who died Octr 10th 1777 in ye 52d Year of his 

Age. ... 
In memory of Exeter Cyrus, a brave & faithful soldier. Died Sept. 20, 1828. 

Aged 73. 
Also Zilper his wife, who died Aug. 2, 1817. Aged 51. 
In memory of Capt. Jabez Dean who Departed this life Jany 15th A.D. 1787 

in ye 82d Year of his Age 
In memory of Mrs. Jedidah Dean wife of Capt. Jabez Dean. She Departed 

life Jany 15th 1787 in ye 72d Year of her Age. 
In memory of Amos Son of Mr. Nathan Denison & Mrs. Ann his wife who 

Died Septr 19th 1754 in ye 5 Year of his Age. 
In memory of Mrs. Ann ye Wife of Mr. Nathan Denison who Died May 13th 

1776 in ye 68th year of her Age. 

In memory of Freeman Dewey, born Aug. 13, 1772 Died Aug. 12, 1807. 

Mary Hibbard wife of Freeman Dewey born Sept. 27, 1773 Died 
Aug. 27, 1835. 
In memory of Jabez Son to Mr. Henry Dewitt & Hannah his wife. He Died 

Octr 12th 1777 in ye 3d year of his Age. 
In memory of Mary Ten Broek Daughr to Mr. Henry Dewitt & Hannah his 

wife. She Died Augst 19th 1782 in ye 2d year of her Age. 
Here lies the Body of the Wellbeloved Christian Mr. Joseph Dingley who 

. . . Departed this Life April ye 1st A.D. 1752 in the 80 year of his age. 
Here Lyes ye Body of Mr. Joseph Dingley he Departed this Life Deer 22d 

1776 in ye 68th year of his Age. 
In memory of Josiah son of Mr. Joseph Dingley Died Oct. 1757 Aged 9 [?] 

Years. 
Here lies ye Body of Mrs. Kathrine Dingley Consort to Mr. Joseph Dingley 

who died Sept. 15th A.D. 1747 in the 68th year of her age. 
In memory of Mr. Amos Dodge who died April 4th 1796 in ye 82d Year of 

his Age. 
Sacred to ye memory of Mrs. Hannah Dodge, Consort of Mr. Sam'll Dodg 

Who Chang'd a fleeting world for an Imortal Rest June ye 1st A.D. 

1783 Aetat 40. . . . 



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Here lyes ye Body of Mr. Phinehas Dodge he Departed this Life July 11th 

1773 in ye 40th year of his Age. 
In memory of Mrs. Jerusha, wife of Mr. George Dunham who died Sept. 17th 

1793 in ye 60th year of her Age. 
Here lies Interr'd the Remains of Mrs. Lydia Dyar the Late Consort of Colnl 

Thomas Dyar of Windham. She was born January the 15 A.D. 1695 

And died March the 12th A.D. 1751 in the 57th Year of her Age. 
Here lies ye Body of Eliphalet Son of Eliphalet Dyer, Esqr & Mrs. Huldah 

his wife who Died Deer 4th 1749 Aged 6 weeks. 
In memory of the Honourable Eliphalet Dyer Esqr who died May 13th A.D. 

1807 aged 86 years. 
In memory of Mrs. Elizabeth Dyer, relict of Col. Thomas Dyer died May 29, 

1821. AEt 73 years. 
In memory of Huldah Dyer consort of Eliphalet Dyer Esqr who died Febuy 

22d 1800 in the 74th year of her age. 
In memory of Mr. Jabez Dyer son of ye Honble Eliphalet Dyer & Mrs. 

Huldah his wife. Graduated at Yale College Sept. 1777 & died of a 

Consumption July 30th 1779 in ye 22d year of his Age. 
In memory of Mr. Oliver Dyer, son of ye Honble Eliphalet Dyer & Mrs. 

Huldah his wife who died June 6th, 1778 of a Consumption in ye 23d 

Year of his Age. 
Here lyes the Body of Lieut. Col. Thomas Dyer born at Weymouth, May 15, 

1694 & Died March ye 27th A.D. 1766 in the 72d year of his Age. 
In memory of Col. Thomas Dyer, who died May 19th A.D. 1808 in the 61st 

year of his age. 
To the memory of Mrs. Anne Elderkin Relict of Jedidiah Elderkin Esqr ... 

Died as she had lived, a meek, humble charitable Christian June 14th 

1804 which completed the 83d year of her age. 
In memory of Jedediah Elderkin Esqr he departed this Life on the 3d of 

' March 1793 in ye 75th year of his Age. 
In memory of Miss Judith Elderkin daughter of Alfred & Sarah Elderkin who 

died Janry 1st 1811 Aged 21 Years. 
In memory of Mrs. Polly the wife of Mr. Thomas M. F. Elderkin who Died 

Septr 13th 1799 in ye 21st year of her Age. 
Here Lies ye Body of Mr. Israel Everit, who Departed this Life Februy ye 

6th 1751 in ye 73d year of his Age. 
In memory of Abiah Daughr of Mr. Eleazar Fitch & Mrs. Betsey his wife who 

died August 5th 1706 in ye 6th year of her Age. 
In memory of Mrs. Ann Fitch widow of Mr. Joseph Fitch late of Lebanon 

Deceased who exchanged this world for a better Sept. 23d 1778 in ye 

83d year of her Age. 
In memory of Betsey 3rd wife of Shubael Fitch & Dau. of Stephen & Martha 

Comins died March 5, 1852.' Aged 73. 
In memory of Mr. Eleazer Fitch who died Novr 11th 1815 in the 73d year of 

his age. 
In memory of Mrs. Elisabeth Fitch Wife of Capt. John Fitch, Esqr who Died 

June ye 24th A.D. 1751 in ye 76th Year of her Age. 
In memory of Elizabeth Daughr to Mr. Eleazer Fitch & Sibbel his wife 

She Died Novr 12th 1775 in ye 4th year of her age. 
Miss Elizabeth Fitch Died February 23, 1838 Aged 55 years. 
In memory of Capt. Jabez Fitch, who died June 23d 1789 in ye 42d Year of 

his Age. . . . 
James Son of Mr. John & Mrs. Clarissa Fitch Died April 19th 1781 Aged one D. 
In memory of Capt. John Fitch, Esqr & Son to the Revd Mr. James Fitch 

Pastor of the Church of Christ in Norwich and the Loveing Well Be- 
loved Consort of Mrs. Elisabeth Fitch. . . . Died May the 24th A.D. 

1743 in the 77th year of his age. 



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[April 



In memory of John Fitch junr A.B. who Died June ye 25th 1755 in ye 22d 

Year of his Age. . . 
Here Lyes the Body of Capt. John Fitch Son to Capt. John Fitch & Elisabeth 

his Wife Who Died with ye Small-pox Feby 19th 1760 Aged 54 years & 

11 months. 
The Grave of Julia Fitch Born April 13th 1795 Died May 24th 1825. . . . 
In memory of Mr. Luther Fitch who departed this Life March 8th A.D. 1814 

aged 29 years. 
Mr. Shubael Fitch died March 1, 1834. AE. 84 

Mrs. Asenath Fitch 2nd wife of Mr. Shubael Fitch died November 4, 

1813. AE. 59. 
Asenath, their daughter died April 19th 1816 in the 22nd year of her age. 
This is in remembrance of Mrs. Sibbel Fitch wife of Mr. Eleazer Fitch who 

died July ye 7th 1786 in ye 38th Year of her Age. 
In memory of Mrs. Tryphena wife of Mr. Shubael Fitch who died Octr 27th, 

1790 in ye 38th Year of her Age. 
In memory of Tryphena Daughr of Mr. Shubael & Mrs. Tryphena Fitch who 

died April 8th 1809 in the 21st year of her age. 
Here lies ye Body of Mr. Bartholomew Flint: he Died April 19, 1769 in ye 

43d year of his Age. 
In memory of Mrs. Damaris Flint wife of Mr. James Flint who died Augst 6th 

1806 in the 63d year of her age. 
To the memory of Eli Flint, son of James Flint who died May 17th 1793 of 

the Small Pox in ye 29th Year of his Age. 
In memory of Eliphalet Son of Mr. Nathan Flint & Mrs. Olive his wife he 

died May 7th 1784 Aged 4 months. 
Here Lyes ye Body of Mr. Gideon Flint he Departed this Life March ye 12th 

1764 in ye 35th year of his Age. 
This Stone is erected in memory of Mr. James Flint who died May 23d AD. 

1788 in ye 60th Year of his Age. . . . 
Sacred to the memory of Mr. John Flint who died Sept. 2d 1810 in the 62d 

year of his age. 
Here Lies the Body of Lydia Daughter to Mr. Gideon & Mrs. Sally Flint who 

died May ye 29th A.D. 1761 aged 5 years. 
In memory of Mrs. Mary wife of Mr. Mason Flint who died March 8th 1809 

in her 38th year. 
In memory of Mr. Mason Flint who died May 23, 1808 in the 45th year of 

his age. 
Mr. Abner Follet Died October 3, 1825. Aged 78. 
In memory of Mrs. Hannah wife of Mr. Hezekiah Follet. She died Octr 8th 

1762 in ye 41st Year of her Age. 
In memory of Mrs. Hannah Follet, wife of Mr. Abner Follet who died May 10, 

AD. 1820. Aged 63. 
In memory of Mr. Hezekiah Follet: he departed this life August 31st 1782 

Aetat 63. 
In memory of Mr. John Follet son of Mr. Hezekiah & Mrs. Hannah Follet: 

he died Augst 20th 1767 in ye 22d Year of his Age. 
Mrs. Mary, wife of Mr. Abner Follet died Feb. Sth, 1814 in the 58th Yr of 

her age. 
In memory of Mr. Nathan son of Mr. Benjamin & Mrs. Hannah Follet [?] 

He Died January ye 9th A.D. 1764 Aged 15 Years. 
In memory of Mr. Oliver Follet, who died July 12, 1816 In the 50th year of 

his age. 
Pacenc late wife of Mr. Benjamin Follet who died Octor ye 18th 1726 in ye 

46 year of her age. 
Susanna, Daughter of Hezekiah & Hannah Follet died June 17, 1826. Aged 

76 yrs. 



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In memory of Andrew son to Andrew Frink & Jerusha his Wife: he Died 

Sep. 29, 1774 in his 6th year. 
In. memory of Mr. Andrew Frink who died suddenly Feby 18th 1800 aged 

61 years. 
Here lies the Body of Mrs. Jerusha Frink wife to Mr. Andrew Frink. She 

Departed this Life Febry 8th 1769 in ye 26th year of her Age. 
In memory of Joseph son of Mr. Nathaniel L. Frink & Mrs. Rebeckah his 

wife who died Deer 2d 1804 in the 14th year of his age. 
This monument is erected to the memory of Mrs. Lydia wife of Mr. Bela 

Frink who died Augst 17th A.D. 1796 in ye 25th Year of her Age. 
In memory of Mrs. Lydia wife of Mr. Andrew Frink who died Sept. 1818 

aged 77. 
Here lyes ye Body of Capt Jonathan Genengs who died June ye 27 1733 in ye 

79th year of his age. 
Here lies ye Body of Mrs. Hannah late wife to Dr. Jonathan Genings who 

died March ye 8th 1725 in ye 67th year of her age. 
In memory of Nathan Genings Son to Mr. Ebenezer Genings & Mrs. Jemima 

. His Wife he Died February ye 28 A.D. 1751 Aged 22 years. 
In memory of Eunice, Daughr to Mr. Jabez & Mary Gilbert She died July 

10th 1773 in her 2d year 
In memory of Lydia Daughr to Mr. Jabez & Mary Gilbert. She died Oc,tbr 

23d 1775 in her 2d year. 
In memory of Mrs. Mary wife of Mr. Jabez Gilbert who died Octr 7th 1785 

in ye 34th year of her Age. 
Here lyes interred the Body of . . . Mrs. Jemima Ginings the wife of Mr. 

Ebenezer Ginings & Daughter to Deacon Abel Bingham who died June 

the 28th 1736 in ye 28th year of her age. 
In memory of Mr. Ebenezer Gmnings the first male child born in this town 

Died April 20th 1753 in ye 63d year of his Age. 
Here lyes ye Body of Mrs. Mary Ginnings late wife to Mr. Ebenezer Ginnings 

who died June ye 22d 1725 in ye 31st year of her age. . . . 
Here lies ye Body of Mr. Abraham Grainger. Was drowned in Wenomantek 

river February ye 10th 1728 Aged 25 years. 
In memory of Charlotte Gray Consort of Samuel Gray Esqr who died Deer 

13th A.D. 1797 Aged 33 years. 
In memory of Ebenezer Gray Esqr Physician: he was born in Boston Octr 

31st A.D. 1697. He was the first Clark for the County of Windham. . . 

He died in this Town the 8th day of September A.D. 1773. . . . 
In memory of Lydia Daughter of Samuel Gray Esqr and Lydia his wife born 

April 17th A.D. 1761 and died the 9th of June following. 
. In memory of Mrs. Lydia Gray who died July 3d A.D. 1790 Aged 66 years: 

the widow & relict of the late Samuel Gray, Esqr. 
In memory of Samuel Gray Esq who Died Aug. 3, 1787. AE. 66. 
In memory of Samuel Gray Esq who was born June 21, 1751 And died De- 
cember 13, 1836 in the 86th year of his age. 
This Stone erected in memory of Doc. Thomas Gray who died February 24th 

A.D. 1792 in the 43d year of his age. 
Colo. Ebenezer Gray, who died June 18th A.D. 1795 in ye 52d year 
of his age. 
In memory of Mrs. Anna wife to Mr. Stephen Greenleaf . She Departed this 

Life March 13th 1781 in ye 32d year of her Age. 
Here lies the Body of Mrs. Susannah Griswold the wife of Capt. Samuel 

Griswold of Norwich who died March the 6, 1727 in the 60 year of her age. 
In memory of Miss Hannah Hall, who died Feby 24th 1816, aged 61. 
In memory of Mr. John Hasten son to Mr. David & Mrs. Bethiah Hasten of 

Eastoun who was kild with Thunder May ye 8th 1745 in ye 19th year 

of his age. 



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This monument is erected to the memory of Mrs. Peggy Hazen consort of 

Mr. Jabez Hazen, who died June 28th 1793 in ye 29th Year of her Age. 
In memory of Mrs. Abigail Hebard wife of Mr. Joseph Hebard who died 

Deer 8th 1757 in ye 79th Year of her Age. 
In memory of Ahimaaz Son to Mr. Paul Hebard & Mrs. Martha his wife: 

he died Deem ye 17, 1758 in ye 7th year of his Age. 
In memory of Elisabeth C. relict of Jonathan Hebard who died Feb. 10, 1826 

aged 76 years. 
Erected in memory of Guy C. Hebard who died Jan. 6, 1833. Aged 50. 
Here lies the Body of . . . the wellbeloved Doer Joseph Hebard who died 

March ye 15th 1751 in ye 66th year of his age. 
In memory of Mr. Joseph Hebard who died Febr ye 27th 1757 in ye 78th year 

of his Age. 
In memory of Lucian B. son of Guy & Fanny Hebard who died Nov. 11th 

1815 in the 4th year of his age. 
In memory of Lydia Hebard Daughr of Mr. Gideon & Mrs. Elizabeth Hebard 

who died Feby 15th 1801 aged 31 years. 
In memory of Miss Theoda Hebard who died January 16th 1814 in the 64th 

year of her age. 
Febuary 13th 1762 Departed this Life Mrs. Elisebeth wife to Mr. David 

Hebbard in ye 38th year of her Age. 
Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Fanny wife of Mr. Ehsha Hebbard & daughter 

of Mr. Nathan & Mrs. Rosamond Wales who died Deer 21st 1809, in 

the 24th year of her age. 
Here lies the Body of Joanna Daughter of Joseph & Abigail Hebbard who 

died February ye 20th 1728 Aged 22 years. 
In memory of Mrs. Elisabeth Hendee wife of Mr. Joshua Hendee who Died 

June 4th A.D. 1750 Aet 41 Years. 
Here lies ye Body of Ensign Richard Hendee who died February ye 6th 

17[iUegible] in ye 74 year of his age. 
[Broken] of Jonathan Hibbard Departed this Life March 4th 1780 in ye 32d 

year of her Age. 
In memory of Clark son to Mr. John Hill & Thankful his wife he Died Novr 

25th 1774 in ye 3d year of his Age. 
Here Lies ye Body of Mr. Abel Hovey: he Departed this Life March ye 25th 

1773 in ye 39th year of his Age. 
Mr. David Hovey died Jan. 6th 1814 aged 56 Years. 
In memory of Frederick, son of Mr. Jacob & Mrs. Lucy Hovey who died 

Octor 18th, 1793 Aged 5 Years 5 Months. 
In memory of Samuel, son of Mr. David & Mrs. Anna Hovey who died Augst 

30th 1798 in ye 7th year of his Age. 
In memory of Abigail daughr of Mr. Josiah & Mrs. Ludovice Howe who died 

Feby 23d, 1808 in the 3d year of her age. 
In memory of Mrs. Bethia wife of Mr. Zachariah Howes who died Augst 18th 

1799 in ye 73d year of her age. 
In memory of David Howes who died March 27, 1814 in the 55th year of 

his age. 
In memory of Mrs. Elizabeth Howes who died October 2, 1825. Aged 55. 
Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Fanny wife of Mr. Alfred Howes & Daugr of 

Capt. William & Mrs. Lydia Young who died suddenly May 4th 1806 

in the 26th year of her age. 
In memory of Lydia, Daughr of Mr. Zenas & Mrs. Eunice Howes who died 

Octr 17th 1794 Aged 6 months. 
Sacred to the memory of Miss Althea Huntington who died Novr 16th 1814 

aged 27. 
Here lies ye Body of Mrs. Ann Huntington wife of Mr. John Huntington 

Died on ye 6th April 1780 in ye 24th year of her Age. 



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Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Anna Huntington wife of Mr. Solomon Hunt- 
ington who died Sept. 6th A.D. 1807 aged 65 years. 

[To be continued] 



PROCEEDINGS OF THE NEW ENGLAND HISTORIC 
GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 

By Alfred Johnson, A.M., Litt-D., Recording Secretary 

Boston, Massachusetts, S January 1917. A stated meeting of the Society was held 
in Wilder Hall, 9 Ashburton Place, at 2.30 P.M., Vice-President Chase presiding. 

The minutes of the December meeting were approved, and the reports of the 
Corresponding Secretary, Librarian, Historian, and Council were accepted, the 
Council reporting the names of eighteen persons who had been elected resident 
members. 

The speaker of the afternoon was Mary Antin, author of " The Promised Land." 

The audience — by far the largest of the present season, completely filling 
Wilder Hall and overflowing into the adjacent corridor — listened with sus- 
tained interest throughout the address. 

After calling attention to the ancient predilection of the Hebrews for the subject 
of genealogy, Miss Antin gave many details of her own early life in Boston, and 
went on to make various comparisons between the education which the Jewish 
child and that which the American child receives in the home of its parents. 
The impression conveyed was that the young Jewish immigrant not only is very 
early made conversant with the history of this country but is thoroughly awakened 
to the manifold opportunities that it holds out to him, and, as a result, becomes in a 
surprisingly short time one of the most ardent and patriotic of American citizens. 

The usual reception with refreshments followed the meeting. 

7 February. The annual meeting of the Society was held this day, for a report 
of which see the Supplement to the present number of the Register. 

7 March. A stated meeting of the Society was held in Wilder Hall, 9 Ashburton 

! Place, at 2.30 P.M., President Baxter presiding. 

The minutes of the annual meeting were approved, and the reports of the 
Corresponding Secretary, Librarian, Historian, and Council were accepted, the 
Council reporting the name of one person who had been elected corresponding 
member and the names of eighteen persons who had been elected resident members. 
His Excellency Samuel Walker McCall, LL.D., Governor of Massachusetts, 
had been announced as the speaker of the afternoon; but he was detained by 
official duties, and in his place Thomas A. Watson, a fellow worker with Professor 
Alexander Graham Bell in inventing the telephone, read an illuminating and 
intensely interesting paper entitled The Birth and Babyhood of the Telephone. 

After Mr. Watson's address Governor McCall was presented by the President, 
and made a few appropriate remarks on the subjects of history and genealogy. 
The usual reception to members and their guests followed. 



NOTES 

Haset Records. — The records of which a copy is printed below were found 
among papers in the possession of Miss Mary Tilton Palmer of Brookline, Mass. 
They are written on a sheet of paper folded once, in such a way as to form four 
pages, each originally about 6f inches in height by 4 inches in width. The 
pages are unnumbered, and the lower half of the first leaf has been cut off. The 
writing, which runs entirely across the pages, is found on the remaining part of 



188 Notes [April 

the first page and on the third and fourthpages. The handwriting is that of 
Rev. Isaac Hasey, a graduate of Harvard College in the Class of 1762 and the 
first pastor settled over the First Parish in Lebanon, Me. 

[Page 1] 
Sons and Daughters of Abraham & Jemima Hasey* 
Abraham born Tuesday Jany: 13th. I74lf 
Isaac born Friday July 23d : 1742 
Sarah born Thursday Octo*. 25. 1744 
Jemima bom Tuesday Sep*. 9*b 1746 
Mary born Sabbath. June 3d: 1750 
Benjamin born Monday April: 13: 1752 

[Page 3] 

1765 Isaac Hasey 23 Years and 19 Days old — was Maried to Rebecca Owen the 

22d; of Aug*: by the Revd. Isaac Lyman of York — her Age 31: 2. M. 
10 Days 

1766 June 21 Isaac Son of Isaac & Rebecca Hasey born 3. °Clock P M Saturday 

1767 Octo r . 11 th : Rebecca Daug 1 . of Isaac & Rebecca Hasey born P M Sabath 
.1769 Aug*. 16 Mary-Daugr. of Isaac & Rebecca Hasey born Wednesday morn 

1771 July 5 Benjamin Son of Isaac & Rebecca Hasey born friday P M 

[Page 4] 

1774 April 12 William Son of Isaac & Rebecca Hasey born Tuesday morn 

1776 May 8 Hannah Owen-Daug r . of Isaac and Rebecca Hasey Wednesday P M 

1779 June 27 Sally — Daugr. of Isaac and Rebecca Hasey born Sabath noon 

[The lower half of page 4 w blank.] 

Winthrop, Mass. William Lincoln Palmes. 



Clough Records. — The following records of the Clough family of Boston, 
Mass., have been copied from a photograph of part of a letter from Ebenezer 
Clough, dated Boston, March 24, 1838, and addressed to his son, "Mr. William 
Clough, Avondale near St Charles, Missouri." The letter, which is now in my 
possession, was probably given by William Clough to his son, William McNeill 
Clough, my father, who died at Leavenworth, Kans., in 1883. 

The Genealogy of the Clough Family From the Year 1719-20. Old Stile so 
recorded to the Year 1838.J 

[Column 1] 
The following records were taken from my Fathers M r John Clough 's Large 

Family Bible which Bible I have now by me and it is over One Hundred and 

Twenty Years old. 
I Ebenezer Clough the tenth Child of the said John Clough who am now over 

Seventy Years of Age, took the following off this day January the first 1838 

for my Children and Grand Children to look at when I shall be no more. 
1719-20 Feby 7 Old Stile so recorded John Clough was Born§ 

1745 May 25*h This day Mr John Clough was Married to Miss Lydia Goodwill 

of Boston 

Their Descendants 

1746 Jany 15 Lydia Goodwill Clough born. And died in 1805 

1747 June 10. Thomas Clough born. And died in three days 

1748 Novm 5 Thos Goodwill Clough born. And died at Sea 1785 

1751 Jany 9 Rebeckah Clough born. And died in Sept 1819 

1752 Aug* 10 John Clough born, and lived only six weeks 

1752 Augt 21 John Clough's Wife died in the 28 Year of her Age 

1758 April 13 John Clough Married his 2d Wife Miss Abigail Edes of Charlestown. 

* Abraham Hasey and Jemima Felch were married 17 Jan. 1739/40. (Cambridge, 
Mass., Vital Records.) 

t Born 13 Jan. 1740/1. (Cambridge, Mass., Vital Records.) 

t In the original letter this heading extends across the top of the page, above the two 
columns in which the records that follow are placed. 

§ He was son of Ebenezer and Thankfull Clough. (Boston Births, 1700-1800, p. 140.) 



1917] Notes 189 

Their Descendants. 

1759 Aug* 7 John Clough Born. There is no records of his death. 

1760 Sept 25 Stephen Clough born, and died in Sept 1818 

1763 Feby 12 Eben* Clough born. And died in Octo 1764. 

1764 Octo 23 Abigail Clough born. And died in June 1787. 

1767 April 8 Ebenezer Clough Born 

1768 Aug* 20 William Clough born and died in Octo 1793 
1770 Feby 13 Elizabeth Clough born. And died in 1834 

1772 One Child dead born, but no day or Month is recorded 

1773 July 21 Susannah Clough Born. 
1775 June 17 John Clough born in the Town of Needham about fifteen Miles from 

Boston, on the very day that Charlestown was burnt by the British, being 
also the same day of the Battle of Bunker Hill. He died on the 4th of Oct<> 
1777. 
1780 March 25 Ann Clough born. She always went by the name of Nancy Clough. 
And died at her Brother Ebenezer Clough's House in Boston Sept 1817 
Aged 37. 
John Clough had a Negro Woman called "Grace." who died in his family in the 
Town of Needham Jany 28th 1776 during the Revolutionary war. She had lived 
in his family Seventeen Years, and died between 70 or 80 Years of her Age. 

Abigail Clough wife of the Above Named John Clough died in Boston Feby 13 

1795 
John Clough Father of the Above named Children died in Boston March 1798 

Aged 78. 
William Clough a Nephew of said John Clough died in Boston at the House of 

Ebenezer Clough March the 3d 1824 in the Ninety third Year of his Age 
Mary Clough Wife of Baid William Clough died in Boston at said Ebenezer 

Clough's house on the 13 of Feby 1825 in the Eighty six Year of her Age 
N B. All the Birth's which are hear recorded of both familes that have no 

Towns Annexed to them were in Boston. 

[Column 2] 
Boston Jany 1st 1838 This day I Ebenezer Clough took off, from my own Family 
Bible the following records some of which are over Seventy Years, namely 
that of my Birth. 

Ebenezer Clough was born in Boston Massachusetts on the 8th day of April 1767 
and Catharine Frothingham Bradbury at Wiscassett in the State of Maine 
Octo 29th 1772. 

1791 June 28th This Evening Ebenezer Clough was Married to Miss Catharine 
Frothingham Bradbury by the ReW Doct* Samuel Stillman.* 

Their Descendants 

1793 Jany 10 Ebenezer Clough born. And died Feby 10th 1815 

1794 Sept 7 William Clough born. And died July 13 1795 

1796 March 30 Catharine Larkin Clough Born 

1797 June 25 William Clough Born.f 

1798 Augt 13 John Clough born. And died May 14 1834. 

1799 Sept 3 Sally Larkin Clough born. And died Augt 4 1800 

1800 Novm 29 Josiah B Clough born. And died April 22 1802 
1802 June 25 Sally Larkin Clough Born. 

1804 Augt 30 Josiah Bradbury Clough Born in Charlestown 

1805 Sept 12 Stephen Clough born. And died July 17 1806 
1807 Novm 6 Mary Alley Ripley Clough Bom. 

1809 Octo 13 Abigail Edes Clough Born. 

1811 Octo 11 Lydia Ann St Barbe Clough Born. 

Their Children's Marriage. 
1824 Aug 3 William Clough was Married to M" Mary Ann Elliott of Battleton 
Virginia. 

* According to a statement by her grandson. William McNeill Clough, Catharine 
Frothingham (Bradbury) Clough died 12 Mar. 1S44. 

t According to a statement by his son, William McNeill Clough, William Clough 
was born in Boston, Mass., and died at Leavenworth, Kans., 10 Aug. 1866. 

t According to a statement by her son, William McNeill Clough, she was widow of 
Eli Williams Elliott, and her marriage to William Clough occurred at Martinsburg, Va. 



190 Notes [April 

1827 Jany 10 Catharine Larkin Clough was Married to M* Edward Prescott of 

Boston by the Revd Dot Sharp 

1828 Novm 24 Sally Larking Clough was Married to M' Jesse Allen of Boston by 

the Revd M r Knowles. 

1830 July 21 Abigail Edes Clough was Married to the Revd Caleb. B Shute of 

Dunstable New hampshire by the Rev* 1 Mr Knowles 

1833 Sep* 1st Josiah B. Clough was Married to Miss Dorcas Butterfield of Nashua 

N. Hampshire by Mr Knott 

1834 June 22 Lydia Ann St Barbe Clough was Married to M r Thomas P. Foster 

of Boston by the Revd Mr [torn] 

Their Grand Children's Births. 
1825 May 28 Ebenezer N. O. Clough born in Battleton \[torn] 

1828 May 10 Ebenezer Clough Prescott Born in Bos[tom] 

1829 Aug* 25 Catharine Bradbury Prescott Born in Boston 
1829 Sept 7 Ebenezer Clough Allen Born in Boston 

1831 March 2 Mary Clough Prescott Born in Boston 
1831 Sept 29 William M^Neal Clough born in Boston 

1831 Deem 31 Abigail Clough Shute Born in Boston 

1832 Deem 14 Charles Jones Prescott born. And died Oct© 22<i 1835 
'1834 Jany 3 d Thomas Baldwin Shute Born in Boston 

1834 June 8 Washington Lafayette Prescott bom in Boston. 

1834 June 29 Tabitha Clough Born in Andover Mass a 

1835 Oct" 29 Josiah Bradbury Clough born in Andover Mass* 

1835 Deem 20 Mary C. F. Clough born in Avondale Missouri 

1836 April 5 Susan Shute Born in Boston 

1836 April 22 Sarah Ann Prescott Born in Boston 

1837 Jany 1st Mary Brown Allen Born in Boston 

1837 Oct 5th Betsey Clough Bom in Andover Mass 

Added Lines 

1838 Feby 15th Charles Jones Prescott born at half past two this Morning. 

N B. The above is an Exact copy of what I gave to Your Mother, To Catharine, 
To Sarah, To Bradbury, To Mary, To Abigail, To Lydia on the first day of 
this Year, and if this is rong in any shape, all the others are are also rong. EC* 
1 01 Park Avenue, New York, N. Y. Walteb H. Clough. 



S Historical Intelligence 

Heraldry. — The Committee on Heraldry of the New England Historic 
Genealogical Society desires to call special attention to the recommendation in its 
report of 5 May 1914 (see Register, vol. 69, Supplement, pp. xvi-xxiii), "that 
every person interested, by reason of descent or otherwise, in making it a matter 
of record that any original settler in this country inherited a coat of arms or that 
any inhabitant of this country received a grant of arms be invited to offer the 
arms for record with this Society," etc. 

The Committee believes that the importance of the results possible to be 
attained by such registration will be of great interest; and they earnestly request 
all members of the Society and all other persons who have coats of arms which 
they believe to be eligible to make application for recording them. The cost of 
painting the arms and making up the record will have to be defrayed by the ap- 
plicants, and the Committee has determined that S3.00 for each coat will barely 
suffice.- 

This amount, by cheque payable to the order of the Society, must be forwarded 
with the application. If the application is rejected, the money will be returned 
unless the applicant wishes to have the arms recorded with those respited for proof. 
The Committee, however, reserves the right to reject any application altogether, 
and if this right is exercised, the money will, of course, be returned. 

It seems evident that, besides the growth in value of the collection as it increases 
. in size, there will be many other things of extreme interest contributed with the 

* In the original letter this statement, here printed in three lines, extends in two lines 
across the foot of the page, at a considerable distance below the last entries in the two 
columns of records. 



1917] Recent Books 191 

anna and directly related thereto, such as photographs of castles, armor, seals, 
manor houses, etc., and provision is contemplated for filing such contributions in 
supplementary volumes in connection with the registers of the arms. Applica- 
tions in which the proofs do not sufficiently conform to the requirements indicated 
in the report of the Committee will be placed in a separate volume to await further 
proof. 

Printed directions for the making of applications may be obtained from the 
Committee; and all communications on this subject should be addressed to the 
Committee on Heraldry, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 9 Ash- 
burton Place, Boston. ."i£2*S 

Genealogies in Preparation. — Persons of the several names are advised to 
furnish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own families 
and other information which they think may be useful. We would suggest that 
all facts of interest illustrating family history or character be communicated, 
especially service under the U. S. Government, the holding of other offices, grad- 
uation from college or professional schools, occupation, with places and dates 
of birth, marriage, residence, and death. All names should be given in full if 
possible. No initials should be used when the full name is known. 

Gamier (now Gurnee). — Isaac, of New York City in 1692, born in England 
(his grandparents having left La Rochelle, France, in 1632), died in New York 
City not earlier than 7 July 1727, by Mrs. Lucia R. Fellows, 1324 East South 
Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Hopkins. — John, of Cambridge, Mass., in 1634-5, and of Hartford, Conn., in 
1636, born probably in England, died at Hartford, Conn., in 1654, by Timothy 
Hopkins, Nevada Bank Building, San Francisco, Cal. 

Russell. — William, born perhaps about 1655, died at New Haven. Conn., 
5 Sept. 1740, by Mrs. Lucia R. Fellows, 1324 East South Temple Street, Salt Lake 
City, Utah. 

Stark. — Archibald, born in Glasgow, Scot., in 1689 or 1697, died at Man- 
chester, N. H., 25 June 1758, by H. M. Stark, 1502 Kresge Building, Detroit, 
Mich. 

Stark. — James, born in Scotland, died at Shepton-Mallett, Eng., 12 Dec. 1829, 
by James H. Stark, 17 Milk Street, Boston, Mass. 

Stowell. — Samuel, born in England, died at Hingham, Mass., 9 Nov. 1683, by 
William H. H. Stowell, Amherst, Mass. 

Ward. — William, born in England about 1603, died at Marlborough, Mass., 
10 Aug. 1687, by Artemas Ward, 6 East 78th Street, New York, N. Y. 

Warner. — Andrew, born probably at Hatfield-Broad-Oak, co. Essex, Eng., 
died at Hadley, Mass., 18 Dec. 1684, son of John and Mary of Hatfield-Broad- 
Oak, by Mrs. Josephine Genung Nichols, 1915 Daly Avenue, New York, N. Y. 



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be added for postage when sent by mail, and from whom it may be ordered. For the 
January issue, books should be received by Nov. 1; for April, by Feb. 1; for July, by 
May 1; and for October, by July 1.] 

GENEALOGICAL 

Abbey genealogy. Abbe-Abbey genealogy, in memory of John Abbe and his. 
descendants. By Cleveland Abbe and Josephine Genung Nichols. New Haven, 
Conn., The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Co., 1916. 8 + 511 p. fcsm. map pi. 
por. 4° Price $6.25. Address Mrs. Josephine G. Nichols, 1915 Daly Ave., New 
York, N. Y. 



192 Recent Books [April 

Ball genealogy. History of the Ball family: genealogy of the New Haven 
branch, Allen Ball and some of his descendants, 1638-1864. By Leonard Abram 
Bradley. New York, privately printed, 1916. 58 + [1] p. 8° 

Bartlett genealogy. The descendants of Samuel Colcord Bartlett and Eleanor 
Pettengill, his wife, of Salisbury, N. H., to November 1, 1915. By Edwin Julius 
Bartlett. Hanover, N. H., Dartmouth Press, 1915. 13 p. 8° 

Bevier genealogy. The Bevier family: a history of the descendants of Louis 
Bevier, who came from France to America in 1675 after a sojourn of ten years in 
the Palatinate and settled in New Paltz, New York. By Katharine Bevier. 
New York, Tobias Alexander] Wright, printer and publisher, 1916. 17 + 274 
p. fcsm. geneal. tab. pi. por. 8° 

Blake genealogy. The ancestry and allied families of Nathan Blake 3rd and 
Susan (Torrey) Blake, early residents of East Corinth, Vt. By Almira Torrey 
Blake Fenno-Gendrot. Published by the author. Boston, Mass., Stanhope 
Press, 1916. 8 + [1] + 201 p. fcsm. map pi. por. 8° 

Chase genealogy. The Chase Chronicle. Vol. 8, no. 1. The Chase-Chace 
Family Association. James F. Chase, secretary-treasurer, 159 Devonshire St., 
Boston. 14 p. il. map 8° Published quarterly. Price $1.00 a year. 

Clay genealogy. Genealogy and history of the Clay family [New Hampshire 
branch]. By Hiland H[enry] Clay. n. p. 1916. 159 p. pi. por. 8° 

Crook genealogy. The Crook family [descendants of Thomas]. By Charles 
H. Leavitt. Manila, Philippine Islands, 1916. 4 p. 8° Address Charles H. 
Leavitt, Bureau of Agriculture, Manila, Philippine Islands. 

Fox genealogy. Fox Family News. Vol. 5, nos. 1-6. [New York, 1916.] 
32 p. il. 8° Price $1.00 per year. Address the editor, Howard Fox, 616 Madison 
Ave., New York, N. Y. 

Gannett genealogy. [Descendants of Benjamin and Deborah (Sampson) 
Gannett.] n. p. 1916. Chart. 

Howes genealogy. No. 31. Library of Cape Cod history and genealogy. 
Thomas Howes of Yarmouth, Mass., and some of his descendants, together with 
the Rev. John Mayo, allied to him by marriage. By James Wfilliam] Hawes. 
Yarmouthport, Mass., Charles W[arner] Swift, publisher and printer, 1917. 
34 p. 8° Price $2.00. Address Charles W. Swift, Yarmouthport, Mass. 

Lee genealogy. Col. Jeremiah Lee, patriot [ancestors and descendants]. By 
Thomas Amory Lee, A.M., LL.B. Salem, Mass., The Essex Institute, 1916. 
23 p. por. 8° Reprinted from Essex Institute Historical Collections, vol. 52, with 
additions. 

Merritt genealogy. Revised Merritt records. By Douglas Merritt. New 
York, Tobias Alexander] Wright, 1916. 195 p. 8° 

Contents: Early English Merritte; Henry Merritt of Scituate; Nicholas Merritt of Salem; Philip 
Merritt of Boston; William Merritt of New York; Thomas Merritt of Rye, New York; West- 
chester County Merritts; Isaac Merriott of Burlington, New Jersey; William Merritt of Cecil 
County, Maryland; Samuel Merritt of St. Pauls, Maryland; Early American Merritts; Various 
Merritts, 1700-1800. 

Peterson genealogy. The Peterson family of Duxbury, Mass. By William 
Bradford Browne. Boston, 1916. 25 p. 8° Reprinted from Register for 
April, July, and October, 1916. 

Reynolds genealogy. Partial genealogy of John Reynolds, born in England in 
1612 (supposedly), sailed from Ipswich County, Suffolk. A part of his lineage to 
1916. As compiled and published by Alvah Reynolds, Altona, HI., Sept., 1916. 
With a chapter of heraldry extending back to 1327. By Alvah Reynolds. Gales- 
burg, 111., Wagoner Printing Co., 1916. 160 p. fcsm. il. pi. por. 8° 

Selleck genealogy. Selleck memorial with collateral connections. By Wil- 
liam Edwin Selleck. Chicago, privately printed, 1916. 85 p. fcsm. geneal. tab. 
pi. por. 8° Address Wm. E. Selleck, Union League Club, Chicago, 111. 

This volume contains, besides Selleck names, many others, among which the most notable are 
Kibby or Kebby, Law, Gold, Longfellow, Sands, Raymond, Belden, Dryden, Shelley, Wilford, 
Edwards, Washington, Warner, and Peck. 

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Tower genealogy. Annual report of the seventh annual meeting of the Tower 
Genealogical Society, which was to have been held at 791 East Fourth St., South 
Boston, Mass., on Friday, November 19, 1915, but declared adjourned, for lack 
of a quorum, until the reunion in the year 1916, and annual report of the ad- 
journed 7th annual meeting of the Tower Genealogical Society, assembled in a 
tent erected on the lawn at the Old Tower Homestead, South Hin g ham , Maes., 
on Monday, July 3, 1916. n. p. 1916. 26 + [2] p. fcsm. il. 8° 

BIOGRAPHICAL 

Baker, Frank, memoir. Memorial of Mr. Justice Frank Baker [born May 11, 
1840; died July 9, 1916]. An appendix to Baker ancestry. Chicago, 1916. 
16 p. fcsm. por. 4° 

Davidson, John, reminiscences. Reminiscences of John Davidson, a Maine 
pioneer. Co mmuni cated to the New England Historical and Genea- 
logical Register by Alfred Johnson. Boston [Stanhope Press], 1916. 
16 p. 8° Reprinted from Register for January, April, and July, 1916. 

Thayer, Ezra Ripley, memoir. Proceedings at the meeting of the bar in the 
Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts in memory of Ezra Ripley Thayer, 
July 7, 1916. Cambridge, The Riverside Press, 1916. 41 + [1] p. por. 12° 

Weston memoirs. In memoriam. My father and my mother, Hon. Gershom 
Bradford Weston, Deborah Brownell Weston, of Duxbury, Mass. Memoirs of 
Capt. Ezra Weston, Ezra Weston, Gershom Bradford Weston, Alden Bradford 
Weston, Ezra Weston, and Deborah Brownell Weston. Weston armorial bear- 
ings and descent. By Edmund Brownell Weston. Providence, R. I., 1916. 
5 + 93 p. pi. por. 4° 

California, University of, graduates. Directory of graduates of the University 
of California, 1864-1916. Published by the California Alumni Association. 
Berkeley, University of California, 1916. 14 + 560 p. 8° 

Harvard College, Class of 1885. Class of 1885, Harvard College, Secretary's 
report, no. 8. 1915-1916. Cambridge, printed for the Class, The University 
Press [1916]. 240 p. pi. 8° 

Harvard College, Class of 1801. Harvard College, Class of 1891. Supple- 
mentary report, 25th anniversary celebration, June 18-23, 1916. Printed 
privately for the Class. Norwood, Mass., Plimpton Press, 1916. 8 + 69 + [2] 
p. por. 8° 

HISTORICAL 

(a) General 

•Massachusetts, Court, General. General acts passed by the General Court of 
Massachusetts in the year 1916, together with the constitution, list of the officers 
of the civil government, tables showing changes in the general statutes, etc., etc. 
Published by the Secretary of the Commonwealth. Boston, Wright & Potter 
Printing Co., 1916. 633 p. 8° 

Massachusetts, Court, General. Special acts and resolves passed by the 
General Court of Massachusetts in the year 1916. Published by the Secretary 
of the Commonwealth. Boston, Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1916. 603 p. 8° 

New Hampshire history. History of New Hampshire. By Everett S[cher- 
merhorn] Stackpole. New York, The American Historical Society, 1916. Vols. 
1-4. 3 + 411; 414; 381; 377 p. fcsm. map pi. por. 8° 

(6) Local 

Annapolis, N. S. (Port Royal). An account of the treasurer of the Colony of 
Rhode Island for the Port Royall expedition, 1710. Issued at the General Court 
of the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Rhode Island and Providence 
Plantations, by its Governor, George Leander Shepley, Esquire, and the Council 
of the Society, December 30, 1916. Providence, printed for the Society by the 
Standard Printing Co., from the original manuscript in the archives of the State 
of Rhode Island, 1916. 8 p. pi. 8° 



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Boston, Mass., history. The Book of Boston. By Robert Shackleton. Phila- 
delphia, The Perm Publishing Co./1916. [4] + 332 p. il. pi. 8° 

Kittery, Me., name. The naming of Kittery, Me. [By Charles Thornton 
Libby.] 3 p. 8° Reprinted from Register for January, 1917. 

Philadelphia, Pa., history. The Philadelphia assemblies. First edition. By 
Thomas Willing Balch. Philadelphia, Allen, Lane & Scott, 1916. 15 + 146 p. 
fcsm. 8° Address T. W. Balch, 1412 Spruce St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Salem, Mass., vital records. Vital records of Salem, Mass., to the end of the 
year 1849. Vol. 1, births [Abbot-Lyons]. Published by The Essex Institute. 
Salem, Mass., 1916. 536 p. 8° 

■Oxbridge, Mass., vital records. Vital records of Uxbridge, Mass., to the year 
1850. By Thomas Wftlliams] Baldwin, A.B., S.B. Boston, Mass., 1916. 420 
p. 8° 

SOCIETIES and MAGAZINES 



Publications 9, proceedings, January 27, 1914- 



Cambridge Historical Society. 
October 27, 1914. 92 p. map 8° 

Lynn Historical Society. The Register of the Lynn Historical Society, Lynn, 
Mass. No. 19. For the year 1915. Edited by the Committee on Publication. 
Lynn, Mass., Frank S. Whitten, 1916. 58 p. pi. por. 8° 

National Society of Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America. Lineage 
book of the National Society of Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America. 
Vol. 6. n. p. 1916. Ill p. 8° 

New Jersey Historical Society. Collections of the New Jersey Historical 
Society. Vol. 9. Newark, N. J., published by the Society, 1916. 222 p. fcsm. 
8° Price $2.00. Address the New Jersey Historical Society, 16 West Park St., 
Newark, N. J. 

This volume contains the New Jersey Biographical and Genealogical Notes from the volumes of 
the New Jersey Archives, with additions and supplements, by the late William Nelson. 

Rochester Historical Society. Rochester Historical Society, handbook. [By 
Edward R. Foreman.] Rochester, N. Y., published by the Society, 1916. 140 p. 
fcsm. 8° 

Saint Nicholas Society. Genealogical record, volume 2, Saint Nicholas Soeiety 
of the City of New York. Organized February 28, 1835; incorporated April 17, 
1841. Containing the lines of descent of members of the Society obtained since 
1905 to July 1, 1916. Also constitution and by-laws, officers, present and former 
members. Printed by order of the Society, 1916. 216 p. fcsm. il. pi. por. 4° 

Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New York. The Society of Colonial 
Wars in the State of New York. Yearbook for 1915-1916. Prepared under the 
authority of the council by the secretary. Publication number 28. n. p. August, 
1916. 123 p. 8° 

Westerly Historical Society. Four papers delivered before the Westerly His- 
torical Society of Westerly, R. I. during the years 1915, 1916, and a list of the 
members. Westerly, R. I., The Utter Co., printers, 1916. 40 p. fcsm. pi. por. 8° 

MISCELLANEOUS 

Loyalists, of New Hampshire. The Loyalist refugees of New Hampshire. By 
Wilbur H[enry] Siebert, A.M. Columbus, published by The Ohio State Univer- 
sity, 1916. 23 p. 8° 



THE 
NEW ENGLAND 

HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL 

REGISTER 



SUPPLEMENT TO APRIL NUMBER, 1917 



PROCEEDINGS 

OF THE 

new england 
Historic Genealogical Society 

AT THE 

ANNUAL MEETING, 7 FEBRUARY 191 7 

WITH 

MEMOIRS OF DECEASED MEMBERS, 1916 




PUBLISHED BY THE SOCIETY 

AT THE ROBERT HENRY EDDY MEMORIAL ROOMS 

9 ASHBURTON PLACE, BOSTON 

1917 



Stanbopc ipress 

F. H. GILSON COMPANY 
BOSTON. U.S.A. 



CONTENTS 



Officers Elected by the Society for the Year 1917. v 

Officers and Committees Appointed by the Council . vi 

Report of Proceedings at the Annual Meeting . . ix 

Report of the Council xv 

Committee on Finance xv 

Committee on Ways and Means xvi 

Committee on Increase of Membership . . . . xvi 

Committee on Sale of Publications xvi 

Committee on Publications xvi 

Committee on English Research xvii 

Committee on Heraldry xix 

Committee on the Library xix 

Committee on Collection of Records .... xx 

Committee on Epitaphs xx 

Committee on Papers and Essays xxi 

Report of the Librarian xxi 

Report of the Corresponding Secretary .... xxii 

Report of the Trustees of the Kidder Fund . . xxv 

Report of the Treasurer xxv 

Report of the Historian — Necrology for 1916 . . xxxiv 

Memoirs of Deceased Members . . . . . . xxxvii 

Charter lxxii 



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OFFICERS OF THE SOCIETY 
FOR THE YEAR 1917 



$reetJent 
JAMES PHINNEY BAXTER, A.M., Lrrr.D Portland, Me. 

Stcc=JJrc6tUent* 

CHARLES SIDNEY ENSIGN, LL.B Newton, Mass. 

HENRY DEERING, A.M Portland, Me. 

JOHN CARROLL CHASE Deny, N. H. 

WILLIAM WALLACE STICKNEY, LL.D Ludlow, Vt. 

WILLIAM PAINE SHEFFIELD, A.M Newport, R. I. 

GEORGE SEYMOUR GODARD, BJL, B.D Hartford, Conn. 

KecorHitiff Setrrtarp 
ALFRED JOHNSON, A.M., Litt.D Brookline 

CorresponBinff Smctarp 
GEORGE ANDREWS MORIARTY, Jr., A.M., LL.B. . . Newport, R. I. 

©reasttrer 
LEW CASS HELL Boston 

Librarian 
WILLIAM PRESCOTT GREENLAW Winthrop 

(£be Cotmril 

JAMES PHINNEY BAXTER, A.M., Litt.D. 

CHARLES SIDNEY ENSIGN, LL.B. 

ALFRED JOHNSON, A.M., Litt.D. 

GEORGE ANDREWS MORIARTY, Jb., A.M., LL.B. 

LEW CASS HTLT, 

WILLIAM PRESCOTT GREENLAW 

For 1917 

HENRY EDWARDS SCOTT, A.B Medford 

ROBERT MEANS LAWRENCE, A.B., M.D Boston 

Mrs. IDA LOUISE FARR MILLER Wakefield 

For 1917, 1918 

WILLIAM STREETER RICHARDSON Canton 

RICHARD HENRY WINSLOW DWIGHT ....... Cambridge 

Mas. FANNIE SCOTT CHASE Boston 

For 1917, 1918, 1919 

Mas. ANNIE CORIN NE ELLISON Belmont 

NATHAN MATTHEWS, LL.D Boston 

JAMES MELVILLE HUNNEWELL, A.B., LL.B Boston 

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OFFICERS AND COMMITTEES 
FOR THE YEAR 1917 



APPOINTED BY THE COUNCIL 



^ is tor tan. 

LEWIS WILDER HICKS, M.A WeUesley 

(EHitor of publications 

HENRY EDWARDS SCOTT, A.B Medford 

Committee on jFinante 

JAMES PHINNEY BAXTER, A.M., Litt.D., 

Chairman ex officio . . Portland, Me. 

CHARLES IRVING THAYER Boston 

WILLIAM STREETER RICHARDSON Canton 

CHARLES SIDNEY ENSIGN, LL.B Newton 

NATHAN MATTHEWS, LL.D Boston 

Miss SELMA ELLIS POND Medway 

LEW CASS HILL, ex officio Boston 

Committee on Wzj>& anS itteans 

WILLIAM STREETER RICHARDSON, Chairman . . . Canton 

RICHARD HENRY WINSLOW DWIGHT Cambridge 

WILLIAM PRESCOTT GREENLAW Winthrop 

LAWRENCE BRAINERD Cambridge 

LEW CASS HILL Boston 

Mrs. IDA LOUISE FARR MILLER Wakefield 

WALDO ELIAS BOARDMAN, D.M.D Winthrop 

Committee on SnrreaBe of iHemoersJtip 

RICHARD HENRY WINSLOW DWIGHT, Chairman . . Cambridge 

Mbs. MARY LOVERING HOLMAN Watertown 

JOSEPH GRAFTON MINOT Boston 

LUTHER ATWOOD, A.B Lynn 

Mbs. ANNEE CORINNE ELLISON Belmont 

JOHN HENRY WESTFALL Allston 

GEORGE BECKWITH STEVENS, M.D Dorchester 

Committee on Sale of publications 

CHARLES ELIOT GOODSPEED, Chairman Wollaston 

WILLIAM BROWN SNOW Maiden 

CHARLES EDWARD MANN Maiden 

SAMUEL BRADLEE DOGGETT Boston 

CHARLES EMELIUS LAURIAT Brookline 

EVERETT JEFTS BEEDE, A.B Belmont 

Miss SELMA ELLIS POND Medway 

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Committee on publications 

JAMES PARKER PARMENTER, A.M., LL.B., Chairman Arlington 

HOSEA STARR BALLOU Brookline 

GEORGE ANDREWS MORIARTY, Jr., A.M., LL.B. . . Newport, R. I. 

JOHN WALLACE SUTER, A.B., S.T.B Winchester 

ALFRED JOHNSON, A.M., Lrrr.D Brookline 

GEORGE RITCHIE MARVIN, A.M Brookline 

HENRY EDWARDS SCOTT, A.B., ex officio Medford 

Committee to Assist the historian 

ANDREW FISKE, Ph.D., LL.B., Chairman Weston 

ANSON TITUS Somerville . 

ARTHUR GREENE LORING Woburn 

ARTHUR WINSLOW PEHtCE, A.B., Litt.D Franklin 

FRANK MORTIMER HAWES, A.M Somerville 

MORGAN HEWITT STAFFORD Newtonville 

HENRY EDWARDS SCOTT, A.B., ex officio Medford 

Committee on ©ngltsl) Research 

CHARLES SHERBURNE PENHALLOW, A.B., Chairman Jamaica Plain 

JOSEPH GARDNER BARTLETT Boston 

WILLIAM EBEN STONE, A.B Cambridge 

HENRY EDWARDS SCOTT, A.B. . : Medford 

GEORGE ANDREWS MORIARTY, Jr., A.M., LL.B. . . Newport, R. I. 

ALFRED JOHNSON, A.M., Litt.D Brookline 

LAWRENCE PARK Groton 

Committee on ^eraUrp 

ROBERT DICKSON WESTON, A.B., Chairman .... Boston 

BOYLSTON ADAMS BEAL, A.B., LL.B Nahant 

WILLIAM SUMNER APPLETON, A.B Boston 

CHARLES KNOWLES BOLTON, A.B Shirley 

WILLIAM STREETER RICHARDSON Canton 

Committee on the Librae? 

CHARLES SIDNEY ENSIGN, LL.B., Chairman .... Newton 

GEORGE ANDREWS MORIARTY, Jb., A.M., LL.B. . . Newport, R. I. 

WALTER KENDALL WATKINS Maiden 

HENRY EARL PARMENTER, Commander, U. S. N., 

Retired Boston 

GEORGE SAWIN STEWART, A.B Bedford 

JAMES MELVILLE HUNNEWELL, A.B., LL.B Boston 

WILLIAM PRESCOTT GREENLAW, ex officio Winthrop 

Committee on Collection of Eecorfis 

GEORGE WALTER CHAMBERLAIN, M.S., Chairman . Maiden 

MATT BUSHNELL JONES, A.B., LL.B Newton 

CLARENCE SAUNDERS BRIGHAM, A.M Worcester 

EDWARD WILLARD HOWE, A.B Roxbury 

SAMUEL BURNHAM SHACKFORD, A.B., LL.B. . . . Dover, N. H. 

GEORGE SEYMOUR GODARD, B.A., B.D Hartford, Conn. 

WILLIAM PRESCOTT GREENLAW, ex officio Winthrop 

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Committee on Cpitap&g 

MYLES STANDISH, A.M., M.D., S.D., Chairman .... Boston 

WILLIAM DAVIS PATTERSON Wiscaeset, Me. 

OTIS GRANT HAMMOND, A.M Concord, N. H. 

Mbs. KATE MORRIS CONE, Ph.D Hartford, Vt. 

Mas. JESSD3 ALICE PORTER Springfield 

Miss EDITH MAY TILLEY Newport, R. I. 

LUCIUS BARNES BARBOUR, A.B Hartford, Conn. 

Committee on papers anU <£esapg 

ALFRED JOHNSON, A.M., LrrrJ)., Chairman Brookline 

Mbs. MARY STICKNEY RANDALL Waltham 

Mhs. WINIFRED BATCHELDER KINCAID Somerville 

Miss MARY ST. BARBE EUSTIS Brookline 

JOHN McKINSTRY MERRIAM, A.M Framingham 

Mbs. FLORENCE CONANT HOWES Somerville 

Miss JOSEPHINE ELIZABETH RAYNE AUston 



Special Committee on Revision of tfpc £p=Latos * 
CHARLES SIDNEY ENSIGN, LL.B., Chairman .... Newton 

WALDO LINCOLN, A.B Worcester 

JOHN CARROLL CHASE Derry, N. H. 

JAMES PARKER PARMENTER, A.M., LL.B Arlington 

WILLIAM PRESCOTT GREENLAW Winthrop 



• Appointed by the President in accordance with a vote of the Society of 1 Apr. 1914, 
and serving until discharged by the Society. 



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PROCEEDINGS AT THE ANNUAL MEETING 



The seventy-third annual meeting of the Society "was held on 
Wednesday, 7 February 1917, at 2.30 p.m., in Wilder Hall, 9 Ash- 
burton Place, Boston, a quorum being present. In the absence of 
the President, who was prevented by illness from attending the 
meeting, Vice-President Chase presided. 

The minutes of the January meeting were read and approved, and 
the monthly reports of the Corresponding Secretary, Historian, and 
Council were accepted, the Council reporting the names of twenty- 
two persons who had been elected resident members. 

On motion it was 

■ 
Voted, That the annual reports of the Council, including its committees, the 

Librarian, the Corresponding Secretary, the Trustees of the Kidder Fund, the 

Treasurer, and the Historian, being presented in print, and now in the hands of 

the meeting, be accepted and ordered filed with the originals. 

On motion of Rev. Lewis Wilder Hicks it was 

Voted, That the New England Historic Genealogical Society hereby expresses 
its appreciation of the great loss that it has sustained in the death of Nathaniel 
Johnson Rust, for more than forty-six years one of its most loyal and helpful 
members. As Councillor for two terms of three years each (1899-1901, 1903- 
1905), as Vice-President from Massachusetts and ex officio member of the Council 
for the last five years (1912-1916), and as a member for many years and at 
various times of the most important financial committees of the Society (such as 
the Committee on Finance, the Committee on Real Estate, and the Committee 
on Ways and Means), he gave to the Society, on the many weighty problems that 
have confronted it during the last two decades, the benefit of his long experience 
in a successful business career and of his sound judgment, and, when called 
occasionally to the chair either in the Council or in the Society, he presided with 
courtesy, firmness, and fairness. The Society enters in its records at this time 
this tribute to its late officer and councillor, and extends to his children its heart- 
felt sympathy in their affliction. 

The Chair then called for nominations for the office of Vice- 
President from Massachusetts, and Hon. Charles Sidney Ensign 
of Newton was nominated for that office. 

On motion it was 

Voted, That the Society proceed to the election of officers and councillors, 
agreeable to the provisions of the By-Laws: 

That three tellers be appointed by the Chair, and that said tellers shall receive, 
sort, and count the ballots, and make a report to this meeting: 

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X N. E. HISTORIC GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 

That the polls be now opened, and stand open until every member present has 
had opportunity to vote. 

In accordance with this vote the Chair appointed as tellers Messrs. 
George W. Chamberlain and J. Gardner Bartlett and Rev. 
Anson Titus, and the election by ballot of officers and councillors 
took place. 

After the polls were closed the Chair presented as the speaker of 
the afternoon Charles Eliot Goodspeed of Boston, Mass., who 
read what purported to be a diary written in the early part of the 
nineteenth century, but which, as the speaker divulged in closing, 
was a compilation of his own. This paper was illustrated by interest- 
ing lantern slides, which justified the title, American Life as Portrayed 
in Early Prints. 

On motion a vote of thanks to the speaker was adopted. 
The tellers then reported that officers and councillors had been 
elected as follows: 

President 
James Phinney Baxter, of Portland, Me. 

Vice-Presidents 
Charles Sidney Ensign, of Newton, Mass. 
Henry Deering, of Portland, Me. 
John Carroll Chase, of Deny, N. H. 
William Wallace Stickney, of Ludlow, Vt. 
William Paine Sheffield, of Newport, R. I. 
George Seymour Godard, of Hartford, Conn. 

Recording Secretary 
Alfred Johnson, of Brookline, Mass. 

Corresponding Secretary 
George Andrews Moriarty, Jr., of Newport, R. I. 

Treasurer 
Lew Cass Hill, of Boston, Mass. 

Librarian 
William Prescott Greenlaw, of Winthrop, Mass. 

Councillors for the term of three years, 1917, 1918, 1919 
Mrs. Annie Corinne Ellison, of Belmont, Mass. 
Nathan Matthews, of Boston, Mass. 
James Melville Hunnewell, of Boston, Mass. 

On motion it was 

Voted, That the proceedings of this meeting, with the annual reports accepted, 
the address of the President, and the biographical notices of deceased members, 
be printed as a supplement to the April, 1917, number of the New England 



PROCEEDINGS AT THE ANNUAL MEETING XI 

Historical and Genealogical Register, that a copy of said supplement be 
mailed to every member of the Society not receiving the Register, to the families 
of members deceased during the past year, and to exchanging societies, and that 
the Council be charged with the execution of this order. 

Voted, That the New England Historic Genealogical Society enters on its 
records at this time its appreciation of the services rendered by the retiring 
. councillors, Charles Sidney Ensign and Henry Earl Parmenter, who have 
during their terms of office given of their time, their thought, and their counsel 
that the broad purpose of the Society, the collection and preservation of genea- 
logical records for the public benefit, might be attained. 

The annual address of the President was then read by the Record- 
ing Secretary, and was as follows: 

"In such a period of stress as this, in which even we may be in- 
volved in war, it may seem inopportune for me to revert to the subject 
upon which I addressed you nearly two years ago, namely, the erec- 
tion in Boston of a memorial to the men who laid in New England 
the foundations of popular government; but if there was ever a time 
when we should cherish the ideals of our forefathers, it is a time like 
this, when monarchy and its concomitant, militarism, are deluging 
Europe in blood. I say that militarism is a concomitant of mon- 
archy, because you and I no doubt agree that, had popular govern- 
ment ruled in Europe, the present war would not have been. If I am 
right, it is those really great men, who laid the foundations of a free 
commonwealth, to whom we owe a debt which we can only repay by 
keeping their memory ever bright. To do this, I say now, as I said 
then, that their descendants should endeavor to give expression to 
their ideals in a lasting memorial, which shall not only vividly pre- 
serve to future generations the memory of their forefathers, but 
reflect imperishable honor upon the men of this generation who 
recognize their duty in honoring them. 

"To accomplish this will be not only of incalculable importance to 
the people of New England, but, reflectively, to the Nation, many of 
whose ideals derived from the Fathers of New England have inspired 
it in achieving its present position among the nations of the world. 
The men who in the early part of the eighteenth century landed on 
our North Atlantic shores were men of vision, animated by a great 
purpose, the founding of commonwealths; and their descendants, 
inheriting the virtues of their fathers, blazed a path through the vast 
wilderness which barred their way to the West, until they reached the 
golden gates of the Pacific, and made it possible to exclaim: 
'No pent-up Utica contracts our powers, 
For the whole boundless continent is ours.' 

" These men, with hearts throbbing with the blood of the Fathers 
of New England, and inspired by their ideals, have given to the 
Nation many of its noblest characteristics, which must be cherished 
and preserved, if it is to lead as the exemplar of Liberty, Justice, and 
Brotherhood, among the nations of the world. But to accomplish 
this these descendants of New England fathers must be united in the 
purpose which, three centuries ago, animated the men in the little 
cabin of the Mayflower, when they signed their names to that remark- 



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able declaration of principles, which gave vitality to our national 
constitution, a declaration which the descendants of Puritans and 
Pilgrims alike cherished and for which they shed their blood. We 
have reached a period when without the cooperation of the millions 
who bear the blood of the Founders of New England our high hopes 
for the future welfare of this country may fail of fruition. 

"Let us reflect upon what has happened since the day we achieved 
our independence, and threw wide our gates with an all too generous 
impulse of hospitality. Actuated by a laudable ambition to better 
their condition, vast numbers of the people of all parts of the world, 
who had been oppressed by exacting laws, flocked to our shores, 
most of them valuable additions to our population. Among them, 
however, were many who, unfit to avail themselves of the blessings 
of free government, have proved to be a menace to the Nation's 
welfare. These advocates and supporters of theories attractive to 
untrained minds, if not checked, may bring on a destructive revolu- 
tion. How can this be met successfully? The only answer is, by 
instruction in the principles which actuated the men and women who 
laid the foundations of those free commonwealths, whose principles 
have been wrought into our national constitution, which the I. W. W. 
and their allies would destroy and substitute in its place a thing of 
their own, in which License would take the place of Liberty, Class 
Favoritism the place of Equality, and the Nullification of Property 
Rights the place of Justice. During the last few years we have been 
receiving a larger percentage than ever of undesirable immigrants, 
and, when the war closes, the nations engaged in it will hold back 
their abler men and pour a flood of diseased and feeble ones into this 
country, unless Congress puts up sufficient barriers, which it is hardly 
likely to do. 

"To the men whom dangerous theorists are daily making their 
dupes the history of the Founders of our Nation is a closed book; 
and I believe that the most effective way to deprive the dangerous 
advocates of false theories of government of an audience is to instruct 
the uninformed in the principles of those who created the early history 
of our country. Our churches, our schools, all our philanthropic 
agencies are doing good work in this field, but they cannot sufficiently 
impress the uninstructed masses of our varied population. They 
must be reached by readier means; and few will deny that a building 
such as is here advocated would not only be a pious tribute to our 
forefathers but a most effective method of instruction to the masses 
who would throng its pictorial halls, which would visualize to them 
not only those who devoted their lives to making here a refuge for 
the oppressed of all lands, but the striking events of our history. 
Such a temple would exert an educational influence upon the unin- 
structed of incalculable worth. 

"But we must not rest here. We must unite the people of New 
England blood who are scattered through every State of the Union 
in our undertaking. We need a roster bearing all their names, that 
their influence may be consolidated in the preservation of the prin- 
ciples of their forefathers. There are patriotic societies in most of 
the States which may be made available in collecting these names, 



PROCEEDINGS AT THE ANNUAL MEETING XII 1 

which should be inscribed in a volume to be preserved forever in this 
historic building. This enrolment secured, we may be sure that our 
efforts will be generously seconded. 

"As you remember, at the meeting more than a year and a half 
ago I advocated the erection of a New England Pantheon or Temple 
of Honor, and you voted that I should appoint a committee to take 
the subject into consideration. That committee was appointed, and 
representatives from the Massachusetts Historical Society and the 
American Antiquarian Society were invited to meet it in conference. 
Your committee, however, is not yet prepared to report." 

The Chair presented a representative of the General Electric 
Company, who extended to the men of the Society an invitation to 
attend an address by President Baxter, on the proposed memorial 
to the. Founders of New England, to be delivered at the Boston City 
Club on 6 March. 

The Chair then declared the meeting dissolved. 

After the meeting the ladies of the reception committee served 
refreshments to the members of the Society and their guests. 

Alfred Johnson, 

Recording Secretary. 






REPORT OF THE COUNCIL 

Prepared by Hon. Chables Sidney Ensign, LL.B. 

The reports of the committees of the Society for the year 1916 
are presented with the urgent request for their perusal. 

The objects of the Society have been maintained, and the general 
public served as well as possible under rigid economy and limited 
service. This, however, cannot be continuously sustained and the 
reputation of the Library maintained unless adequate funds are 
secured. A study of the reports of the Treasurer, the Co mmi ttee on 
Finance, and the Committee on the Library will disclose the Society's 
pressing needs. Our members and friends must fully realize that 
the maintenance of the work in our well-equipped building must 
have their generous support, and we are confident that this will be 
forthcoming when the conditions are fully understood. 

Personal gifts of books and pamphlets, money donations for 
binding and rebinding and for English Research, with additional 
membership dues coupled with generous bequests, will enable our 
work to be continued; and a personal appeal is made to every member 
and friend to aid in these efforts. 

The Council's year has been a busy one, and it has in harmony 
sought by every means in its power to hold up the standard which 
our Society has held as a leader among kindred organizations. 

Through its efforts, supported by the Society, the By-Laws have 
been simplified into an harmonious code, the power of election to 
membership granted to it, and the compilation and publication of 
genealogies of American families undertaken, all very important ad- 
vancements in the Society's work. 

"Upward and onward" has been the Society's aim from its or- 
ganization, and a review of its seventy-two years' work shows its 



accomplishments in a marked degree 



The Report of the Committee on Finance, by Miss Selma Ellis 
Pond, Secretary: 

The Committee on Finance reports that the money derived from 
the payment of the David W. Gorham mortgage ($1,000) and of 
3 Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Ry. Co. 4J's, due 1 Feb. 1916, Nos. 
5829-31 ($3,000), together with $100 received as gifts, was used to 
reduce the indebtedness of the Society by the partial payment of a 
note for $10,000, dated December 28, 1915, and falling due June 28, 
1916, a new note for $5,900, dated June 28, 1916, and falling due 
December 28, 1916, being given. This note for $5,900 has been 
replaced by a new note for the same amount, dated December 28, 
1916, and falling' due June 28, 1917. 

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Gifts to the amount of $1,310 were received during the year, in 
response to the appeal of the Committee to members to help in 
reducing the indebtedness of the Society. 



The Report of the Committee on Wats and Means, by William 
Streeter Richardson, Chairman: 

Certain lines of effort which, as noted in the report of this Com- 
mittee for the year 1915, had yielded only limited results, have during 
1916 shown some substantial returns which are encouraging and 
definitely helpful. 

This work will be continued and extended in ways which, the 
Committee has reason to hope, give promise of further success. 

Suggestions or assistance which will help towards an increase of 
the income or a reduction of the debt will be much appreciated. 



The Report of the Committee on Increase of Membership, by 
Richard Henry Winslow Dwight, Chairman: 

The Committee on Increase of Membership has met at stated 
intervals during the year 1916. At the March meeting it was 
voted to send out letters to members of the various patriotic and 
kindred societies, setting forth the work and needs of the Society, 
and inviting them to become members. Fifteen hundred letters 
have been sent out to date, with more to follow. The return in 
applications for membership has been three and one third per cent. 



The Report of the Committee on Sale of Publications, by William 
Streeter Richardson, Chairman: 

The sales of publications during the year 1916 have been about 
the same as those of the past few years. The public libraries of the 
country having been, by special endeavor, already supplied with 
our publications, it remains only to advertise what we have to offer 
to those who may be interested, and this has been carefully attended 
to. The present conditions, yielding a fair average profit, offer no 
avenue for particular extension. Additions to the stock by gift 
during the year have been Tucker, Lawrence, Standish, Batchelder, 
Blake, Dodge, Field, Foster, Oak, Ware, and Whitney genealogies, 
the History of Hartford, Vt., Records by Rev. John Smith, D.D., 
of Hanover, N. H., and American Authors' Ancestry. 



The Report of the Committee on Publications, by James Parker 
Parmenter, A.M., LL.B., Chairman: 

The Committee on Publications reports that during the year 1916, 
in addition to the Register and the Proceedings at the Annual 
Meeting, which together make a volume of 490 pages, the Society 
has published the Vital Records of Bridgewater, in two volumes, 
containing 948 pages, and the Vital Records of New Ashford, con- 
taining 43 pages, the total number of pages for the year being 1481. 



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The Society has also printed for distribution among persons in- 
terested a revised edition — the eighth — of its Handbook, a little 
pamphlet of 15 pages containing a brief statement of the history, 
purposes, and needs of the Society, together with a list of the Officers, 
Councillors, and Committees for 1916. 

The Council, accepting a report of this Committee favoring an 
increase in the price of the Register, voted in the spring of 1916 
that, beginning with vol. 71 (January, 1917), the price of the Regis- 
ter should be increased from $4.00 to $5.00 per year, and that the 
price of a single number or of the Supplement to the April issue 
should be $1.00. It was felt that the increased cost of producing 
the magazine not only justified but made necessary this increase in 
the subscription price. Notice of the increase in price was given in 
the July and October issues of the magazine. 

In the early summer the Council asked the Committee to consider 
the advisability of extending the publication work of the Society; 
and in October the Council, on the recommendation of the Committee, 
voted to entrust to the Committee the work of preparing for publi- 
cation and of publishing family histories in book form. The Com- 
mittee has appointed a special committee to supervise such work, 
and an announcement of the readiness of the Society to enter this 
field of activity has been made in the advertising pages of the Reg- 
ister. 

Mr. Edmund Dana Barbour, whose service on the Committee 
on Publications began in October 1901, found himself compelled, 
by reason of the condition of his health, to decline reappointment 
to the Committee for the year beginning in October 1916; and the 
Committee has entered in its records, under date of 16 October 
1916, the following statement: 

The Committee on Publications of the New England Historic Genealogical 
Society enters on its records at this time its appreciation of the valuable services 
of Mr. Edmund Dana Barbour to the Committee and to the Society. As a 
member of the Council of the Society for the three years 1901-1903, as the most 
influential advocate of the passage by the Legislature of the Act of 1902 providing 
for the publication of the vital records of Massachusetts towns, and as a member 
of the Committee on Publications for fifteen consecutive years, he has given of 
his time, his thought, and his counsel to promote the objects of the Society and 
especially to extend its field of usefulness in the publication of genealogical 
records. The Committee hereby expresses its deep regret that Mr. Barbour, 
because of impaired health, is unable to remain as a member of the Committee, 
and it offers to him its best wishes for future years. 



The Report of the Committee on English Research, by Charles 
Sherburne Penhallow, A.B., Chairman: 

The Committee on English Research presents herewith a report 
of its income and expenditures for the year ending 31 December 
1916. 

This shows a balance from the preceding year of $218.31, which, 
with contributions of $759.50, makes a total of $977.81, out of which 
there has been paid $598.07, leaving a balance on hand, 31 December 
1916, of $379.74, as shown in the accompanying statement. 

Our work has been continued the past year not without difficulties, 



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and at an increased expense on account of the disturbed conditions 
arising from the war. 

We take this opportunity of thanking those who have contributed 
to our work this year, and of bringing to the attention of all members 
of the Society and others interested in English research that we have 
to rely entirely on these contributions to continue that work, and that 
it should be continued without interruption to be of the greatest 
value to the Society. 

Receipts: 



Balance, 1 January 1916, as per 


last report 








. $218.31 


Subscriptions: 


William E. Stone $100.00 


H. C. Chatfield-Taylor 














100.00 


Lew C. Hill 














5.00 


Hon. James P. Baxter 














20.00 


Alfred Johnson . 














12.50 


Henry A. Clark 














20.00 


Charles S. Penhallow 














10.00 


Dr. Augustus Thorndike 














25.00 


C. L. Newhall 














5.00 


Miss Emma F. Munroe 














10.00 


Miss Juliet Porter . 














10.00 


Miss Mary Woodman 














10.00 


Nathaniel T. Kidder 














50.00 


Hon. James P. Parmentei 


» 












25.00 


Mrs. Charles H. Hood 














10.00 


Boylston A. Beal 














5.00 


Miss Ellen A. Stone . 














10.00 • 


John B.White . 














10.00 


Charles P. Cooley . 














25.00 


Dr. Henry D. Holton 














10.00 


Mrs. Jessie C. Larkin 














2.00 


Henry Deering . 














20.00 


Professor Raphael Pumpelly 












25.00 


Mrs. Evelyn MacCurdy Salisl 


>ury 










10.00 


Robert A. Boit . 












5.00 


George B. Knapp 














20.00 


Charles Deering 














25.00 


Mrs. Ada Small Moore 














25.00 


Dorrance Reynolds . 














10.00 


Miss Susan B. Meech 














25.00 


George B. Snow 














10.00 


Alexis E. Frye . 














10.00 


Henry D. Woods 














100.00 




ST7V1 nft 


$• Oa . 0\I 



$977.81 
Payments: 

Miss French, 12 mos. at $25.00 $300.00 

" " for extra contributions .... 210.00 
" " expenses 82.08 

Printing, etc 5.99 

$598.07 

Balance, 31 December 1916 $379.74 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES XIX 

The Report of the Committee on Heraldry, by Robert Dickson 
Weston, A.B., Chairman: 

During the past year the members of the Committee on Heraldry 
have, as usual, given all the assistance they could to people seeking 
heraldic information. The Committee has met frequently to con- 
sider applications presented (pursuant to the vote of the Society of 
4 November 1914) for the recording of coats of arms belonging to 
"original settlers." Acting on behalf of the Society, and being 
satisfied by the evidence submitted by the applicants, the Committee 
has already accepted and duly recorded the arms that belonged to 
original settlers whose surnames were: Appleton, Bowen, Bulkley, 
Dumaresq, Gore, Pynchon, Washington, and Winthrop. 

It is hoped that the number of coats recorded will at least be 
doubled during the coming year. 



The Report of the Committee on the Library, by George Sawin 
Stewart, A.B., Secretary: 

The year 1916 compared with 1915 shows an increase in the number 
of genealogies acquired and in the total accessions to the Library. 
It also shows an increased use of the Library. While the registration 
of nonmembers was seven per cent less than in 1915, the total use 
by members and nonmembers was four per cent greater in 1916. 
The Library staff was still further reduced by the resignation of 
Miss Winona M. Stetson in May. Owing to lack of funds this 
vacancy has not been filled, the work which Miss Stetson performed 
on the Library staff and for the two Secretaries being divided between 
employees in the Library and in the Editorial Department. An 
increase in the growth and the use of the Library with a diminished 
staff is gratifying to the Committee. There are occasions, frequently, 
when the average amount of service per reader available in the Li- 
brary is between two and three minutes per hour. In the afternoon 
the average is rarely over five minutes per hour. It behooves the 
reader not to waste his opportunity by prefacing his request for 
books or assistance by unnecessary statements not directly con- 
nected with the search in hand. A direct and brief statement to the 
attendant of what is wanted in each case is the desideratum under the 
existing conditions. 

The Committee again calls attention to the desirability of more 
money for binding, rebinding, and the repair of books, pamphlets, 
and newspapers. The Library is not holding its own in the care of 
its books in this particular, let alone bringing into more active use 
the accumulation of unbound material, germane to its purposes, 
which it has been gathering for many years. 

The Committee believes that more energetic means should be 
taken to secure money for binding. This need ought to be made 
known to all who use the Library, and those who are not members 
should be courteously invited to help repair the wear and damage 
which they cause. 

Acknowledgment is due to Mr. James M. Hunnewell for valuable 



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and frequent services in enlarging the Society's collection of college 
class reports. 

The Committee has met with a severe loss in the death of Mr. 
Frank Edson Shedd, one of its most loyal and efficient members. 



The Report of the Committee on Collection op Records, by 
George Walter Chamberlain, M.S., Chairman: 

During the year 1916 the Society received sixty-nine manuscripts 
containing genealogical information, including a collection of an- 
notated almanacs covering a period of thirty-two years, between 
1749 and 1806, the items in which relate to Sutton, Mass., and 
Cornish, N. H. 

The Chairman has tried to persuade many others to place other 
manuscript records in the fireproof safe of this Society. 

•A deceased member of this Society spent many years in preparing 
a genealogy of the descendants of one of the Mayflower passengers. 
He died without publishing it. His only daughter wished to publish 
it, but illness prevented her from doing so. Recently she died with- 
out mentioning it in her will. Her distant relatives left it on a table 
in the home. A woman was sent to clean up the house. The 
neighbors saw a bonfire in the back yard, and a most diligent search 
has failed to reveal that manuscript, representing years of faithful 
work which cannot be duplicated without the expenditure of hundreds 
of dollars. 



The Report of the Committee on Epitaphs, by Myles Standish, 
A.M., M.D., S.D., Chairman: 

The geographical distribution of the Committee is such that it 
has not been deemed advisable to call a formal meeting of the Com- 
mittee during the year, but there has been some correspondence 
between the members of the Committee. 

In the Register for April and for July, 1916, there was inserted 
an invitation to the members of the Society to assist the Committee 
in gathering copies of the inscriptions in old and disused burial 
grounds, with some instruction as to the best method of procedure. 
The note said that the Society would be glad to furnish sheets of 
record paper suitable for binding, if members desired to undertake 
the work. 

There have been about a dozen such applications for the sheets, 
and although no records have been returned, the work is time-con- 
suming, and it is hoped that the coming year will bring some results. 

The Committee has asked the Editor of the Register to republish 
the notice in the forthcoming number of the Register, as the attempt 
the past year has encouraged it to continue the effort. 



REPORT OF THE LIBRARIAN 



XXI 



The Report of the Committee on Papers and Essays, by Alfred 
Johnson, A.M., Litt.D., Chairman: 

The Committee on Papers and Essays has provided eight lectures 
for the stated meetings of the year, as follows: 

6 January. — "Indian Life," by Pe-Ahm-E-Squeet (Floating Cloud). 

2 February. — "Old Time Pewter, and Lamps and Lighting," by George 
Francis Dow, Secretary of the Essex Institute, Salem, Mass. 

1 March. — "Salem Ships and Ship Masters," by James Duncan Phillips, A.B., 
of Boston, Mass. 

5 April. — " Old Boston Museum Days," by Miss Kate Ryan, of Boston, Mass. 

5 May. — "History in Cemeteries," by Hon. Charles Sidney Ensign, LL.B., 
of Newton, Mass. 

4 October. — "Colonial Pirates and Privateers," by Albert Bushnell Hart, 
Ph.D., LL.D., Litt.D., Eaton Professor of the Science of Government, Harvard 
University. 

1 November. — "Keeping New England New," by Rev. Samuel Raymond 
Maxwell, Minister of the Second Church in Boston. 

6 December. — "The Battle of Rhode Island," by Hon. Charles Warren 
Lippitt, of Providence, R. I., former Governor of Rhode Island. 

One of the lectures was illustrated with steropticon slides, and 
one with a loan exhibit. Refreshments were served at each of the 
meetings. 

The average attendance for the year has been 195. 



REPORT OF THE LIBRARIAN 

Presented by William Pbescott Greenlaw 

The total accessions for the year number 812 volumes, 810 pam- 
phlets, and 88 miscellaneous articles, an increase of eleven per cent over 
the accessions of last year. Of these, 263 volumes and 71 pamphlets 
were purchased; 490 volumes, 717 pamphlets, and 88 miscellaneous 
articles were given; and 59 volumes and 22 pamphlets were received 
in exchange. These, added to the estimated number in the Library 
as reported last year, give 40,523 volumes and 41,212 pamphlets 
as the approximate number in the Library on 31 December 1916. 
Three hundred and thirteen genealogies were acquired during the 
year, an increase of ten over the preceding year. 

The Library has been enriched and the duplicate collection en- 
larged through a bequest of books from the late Mrs. Susan (Vining) 
Griggs and a gift of books from the library of the late Frederick 
Lewis Gay. 

The policy of gathering appropriate works from all sources to build 
up the Library in accordance with its chartered purpose has been 
continued. 

The use of the Library in 1916 was about ten per cent more than 
it averaged during the last few years in the old building and about 
four per cent more than in 1915. While the number of visitors 



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XXU N. E. HISTORIC GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 

registered in 1916 was slightly less than in the preceding year, there 
was an increase in the attendance of members. A few years ago 
attention was called to the occasional use of the Library for scientific 
purposes by students of heredity, a use that has bad a marked 
increase in 1916. 

A still further reduction of the Library staff leaves the working 
force too small to perform all the work that ought to be done. It 
seems wise, however, to do the best that can be done with the reduced 
staff, until the Society's income increases. 

The most imperative need of the Library at present is money for 
the repair and binding of books, pamphlets, newspapers, and manu- 
scripts. 



REPORT OF THE CORRESPONDING 
SECRETARY 

Presented by George Andrews Moriarty, Jr., A.M., LL.B. 



Boston, 30 December 1916. 

During the year 1916 the following persons have joined the Society: 
Corresponding Member 

John Osborne Austin Providence, R. I. 

Resident and Life Members 

William A. Alcock New York, N. Y. 

Mrs. Anna Winter (Page) Allyn Cambridge 

Charles Fanning Ayer, A.B Boston 

Franklin Barnard Boston 

Nelson Slater Bartlett, A.B Manchester 

George Hunt Barton, S.B Cambridge 

Frank William Bayley Jamaica Plain 

Mrs. Louisa (Adams) Beal Boston 

Albert Farwell Bemis, S.B Chestnut Hill 

Margaret Graham Blaine, A.B Taunton 

Carl Forrest Blaisdell Laconia, N. H. 

James Frederick Bliss Boston 

Stanwood Knowles Bolton Shirley 

Charles Wetter Bowen Providence, R. I. 

William Churchill Briggs West Somerville 

Emma Elisabeth Brigham Brookline 

Thomas Hassall Brown Boston 

Winfield Martin Brown Boston 

Barry Bulkley, B.A Washington, D. C. 

Gershom Frank Bulkley, M.E Denver, Colo. 

Samuel Kendall Burbank Pittsford, Vt. 

Charles Wellington Burt, LL.B Brookline 

Mrs. Ida May (Cartland) Canty Boston 

George Edgar Carmichael, A.B Greenwich, Conn. 

Agnes Z. Carpenter Natchez, Miss. 

Mrs. Deborah Edith (Wallbridge) Carr, M.S. . . Scranton, Pa. 



BEPOBT OF THE COBBESPONDING SECBETABT XXU1 

Mrs. Susan Day Clark Boston 

Duane Phillips Cobb, B.A South Orange, N. J. 

Walter Cleveland Cogswell Boston 

William Merritt Conant, A.B., M.D. ..... Boston 

Francis Lowell Coolidge, A.B Boston 

Andrew Payne Cornwall, M.D Brookline 

Mrs. Margaret (Kimball) Chunmings Boston 

Harry W. Cumner Boston 

Charles Francis Cutler, A.B Boston 

Harold Ward Dana, A.B., M.D Brookline 

Richard Henry Dana, A.B., LL.B Cambridge 

Mrs. Julia B. (Newman) Danforth Buffalo, N. Y. 

Harrison Merrill Davis Salem 

Fred Holland Day Norwood 

James Vaughan Dennett Framingham 

Mrs. Louise Parrish Dix Boston 

Mrs. Amanda E. Dwight Melrose 

Mrs. Irene (Harwood) Ellis Brookline 

Mrs. Florence Carlton (Fowler) Evans Newbury 

Mrs. Mary Leila Lilian (Horsford) Farlow . . . Cambridge 

Ernest Flagg New York, N. Y. 

Mrs. Mabel (Hill) Foster Needham 

William Alexander Gaston, A.B. Boston 

Mrs. Jane N. Grew Boston 

Paul Mascarene Hamlen, A.B Boston 

Robert Everett Hastings St. Joseph, Mo. 

Mrs. Helen M. Heartt . . St. Augustine, Fla. 

Mrs. Corina (Shattuck) Higginson Boston 

Ernest W. Howes Boston 

Russell Leigh Jackson Newburyport 

John Temple Lloyd Jeffries, A.B Orleans 

Dorman Bridgman Eaton Kent Montpelier, Vt. 

Edward Holmes Kittredge, A.B Cambridge 

Ethel Louisa Latham Boston 

Charles Emelius Lauriat Brookline 

Charles Edward Lawrence Medford 

Robert Gardner McClung, B.A., LL.B Boston 

William Tileston McKechnie Dorchester 

Mrs. Bessie (Pardee) McKee Boston 

Mrs. Salome Jane (Abbott) Marland Maiden 

Edgar Jean Marston Greenwich, Conn. 

Eleanor Pope Martin Milton 

Thomas O. Marvin Boston 

John McKinstry Merriam, A.M Framingham 

Mrs. Wilhelmina Galloupe Mixter Boston 

George Austin Morrison, Jr., A.M., LL.B. . . . New York, N. Y. 

Mrs. Florence lone (Orr) Murray, B.S Wellesley Farms 

Charles Sumner Norris Brookline 

Percy Allen Parsons, B.A East Orange, N. J. 

Charles Endicott Patch Brookline 

Arthur Dunton Perry Dorchester 

Alice Victory Peyton Stoneham 

Mrs. Helen H. (White) Putnam Brookline 

Bertha Augusta Raymond Somerville 

Percy Edward Raymond, A.B., Ph.D Cambridge 

John Richardson Newton 

Emily Mather Richey Huntington. W. Va. 

Mrs. Lesley Day (Woodruff) Riter Salt Lake City, Utah 

Mrs. Ellen Tyler (Cheever) Rockwood Worcester 

Mrs. Margaret Barron (Southgate) Rucker . . . Rolla, Mo. 

Mrs. Margaret Pelham (Curtis) Russell Boston 

Mrs. Sophie W. (Hayes) Sage Newport, R. I. 

Stewart Marion Seymour, A.B., LL.B New York, N. Y. 

Frank Dempster Sherman, Ph.B New York, N. Y. 



XXIV N. B. HI8T0RIC GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 

Edward David Shurtleff Marengo, HI. 

William Chalmers Skinner Brooklme 

Elizabeth Almy Slade Cornish, N. H. 

Mrs. Helen Louise (Shaw) Smalley Medfield 

Alton Lincoln Smith, M.S Worcester 

George Burwell Snow Long Beach, Cal. 

James Wheelock Spring, LL.B Newton Centre 

Josiah Edward Spurr, A..M Philadelphia, Pa. 

Leland Stanford Stallings Breckenridge, Minn . 

George Beckwith Stevens, M.D Dorchester 

Clarence Gordon Swain Boston 

George Hastings Swift Boston 

Mrs. Lizzie Ella (Palmer) Taylor Medford 

Elizabeth Whitwell Thomas Boston 

Rutherford Trowbridge New Haven, Conn. 

Frank Dean Tubbs, A.M., S.T.D Lewiston, Me. 

Edward Durbrow Ver Planck Brookline 

Mrs. Mary Angelina (Whiting) Webber .... Brighton 

Arthur Holbrook Wellman, M.A., LL.B Topsfield 

Charles Alfred West Boston 

Anna Maria Whiting Newton 

William Whitman Brookline 

Alice Wiggin Franklin 

Susan Woodman Dover, N. H. 

William E. Woodworth Tiverton, R. I. 

Herbert William Yemans, M.D San Francisco, Cal. 

Total number of those whose membership begins in 1916, 117. 

The following twenty-one Resident Members joined the Society 

late in the year, and their membership will date from 1 January 1917: 

Frank Levi Aldrich Manchester, N. H. 

John Gilman Ballord Minneapolis, Minn. 

Gertrude Marion Beard, A.B Cambridge 

Charles Elmer Bushnell New York, N. Y. 

Ebed Stoddard Cook Windsor, Vt. 

Florence Dix .... Greenbush 

John J. Mitchell Fairbank, B.A Boston 

Jeannie Scott Gloster Boston 

Martha Mary Hale Haverhill 

Donald Lines Jacobus, M.A New Haven, Conn. 

Mrs. Minnie (Bradbury) Kellogg Boston 

John Emerson Marble South Pasadena, Cal. 

Frances Amelia Plimpton Boston 

Lester Marsh Prindle, A.M Charlotte, Vt. 

John Eben Prior . Plainfield, Conn. 

Mrs. Maude Ellen (Mailey) Short Haverhill 

Henry Nettleton Sweet Dover 

Mrs. Lilian Frances (Breed) Thompson .... Lancaster 

Mrs. Ella Louise (Chandler) Whiting Somerville 

Leonard Wilson Hyattsville, Md. 

Charlotte Ellen Wright Portsmouth, N. H. 

The following Life Member joined the Society as a Resident 
Member before 1860: 

Hon. Samuel Abbott Green, A.M., M.D., LL.D. . . June 1858 

The following Corresponding Member joined before 1860: 

Charles Combault Moreau October 1858 



REPORT OF THE TREASURER XXV 

REPORT OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE 
KIDDER FUND 



Boston, 30 December 1916. 

Balance on hand, 31 December 1915 $363.58 

Dividend No. 10, 1 February 1916 75.00 

Dividend No. 11, 1 August 1916 . . 75.00 

$513.58 
Books 125.00 

Balance on hand, Merchants National Bank $388.58 

Nathaniel J. Rust 

Francis N. Balch \ Trustees 

Wm. Sumner Appleton 



REPORT OF THE TREASURER 



The Treasurer submits herewith his annual report for the year 
ending 30 December 1916. 

Cash Receipts 

Cash on hand, Uanuary 1916 $2,127.68 

Assessments $4,642.75 

Subscriptions to N. E. H. G. Register .... 1,235.00 

Miscellaneous Registers Sold 540.43 

Income Stocks and Bonds 2,792.50 

Genealogies and Miscellaneous Publications . . . 337.05 

Accrued Interest 841.20 

Donations 2,282.97 

Vital Records Stock 5,750.95 

Printing, Postage, and Stationery 14.88 

Benjamin Franklin Dewing Fund 5.00 

Income 9A Ashburton Place 1,125.00 

Income Simmons College Mortgage 1,500.00 

" John P. J. Kidney " 175.00 

" JaneHannan " 166.25 

Donation for Binding 21.00 

William Sumner Appleton Fund 15.00 

life Membership Fund 1,150.00 

Mortgage Fund 1,000.00 

Carried forward $23,594.98 $2,127.68 



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N. B. HISTORIC GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 



Brought forward . . $23,594.98 $2,127.68 

Investment Stock Account 37.88 

Investment Bond Account 2,962 . 50 

Income Boston Architectural Club Mortgage . . . 291.95 

Cheney Memorial Fund 61 . 77 

Eddy Town-Record Fund 3.25 

Cushman General Fund 8 . 00 

Consolidated Index 235.33 

Register Advertising 544.90 

Towne Memorial Fund Income 7.00 

Committee on Heraldry 9.00 

Premium Account 37.50 

Real Estate Fire Loss 285.00 

Interest paid in Advance 37.82 

Miscellaneous 10.20 

$28,127.08 

Total Cash Receipts $30,254.76 

Cash Payments 

Books for Library $841.29 

Salaries 5,069.02 

Care of House 1,309.20 

Publishing N. E. H. G. Register 2,661.30 

Miscellaneous Expenses 432.66 

Printing, Postage, and Stationery 1,068.75 

Heating and Lighting 864.86 

Eddy Town-Record Fund 5,677.90 

Cataloguing 582.97 

Suspended Bills 121.59 

Committee on Papers and Essays 153 . 20 

Registers on hand 79.30 

Binding 459.47 

Consolidated Index 14.00 

Income 9A Ashburton Place 1,848 . 50 

Real Estate Fire Loss 268.00 

Committee on Heraldry 9.00 

Insurance 32.42 

Notes Payable 4,100.00 

Mortgage Interest 2,137.50 

Interest paid in Advance 255.38 

Construction Expense 85.00 

Total Cash Payments $28,071.31 

Cash Balance, 30 December 1916 $2,183.45 



report of the treasurer xxvii 

Verification of Cash Balance 

Balance on hand per Boston Safe Deposit & Trust Co., 

30 December 1916 $2,127.87 

Less Interest on deposits 16.12 

$2,111.75 

Add Collection Charges .20 

$2,111.95 
Less Checks outstanding: 

No. 2102 $3.00 

3429 5.50 

8.50 

Balance per Check Book $2,103.45 

Cash in Safe 80.00 

$2,183.45 

General Income Account 

This Account has been charged with the following items, viz.: 

Society's House, Care and Repairs $1,309.20 

Committee on Papers and Essays 153 . 20 

Heating and Lighting 935.06 

Interest 2,426.16 

Miscellaneous Expense 439.48 

Printing, Postage, and Stationery 1,062.91 

Income 9A Ashburton Place 581 . 50 

Salaries 4,269.02 

Cataloguing 550.66 

Binding 58.77 

Publishing N. E. H. G. Register 136.80 

Insurance 160.14 

Total charges for the year to this account . . . $12,082.90 

and has been credited with the following, viz. : 

Unrestricted Investment, Income $4,237 . 46 

Admissions and Assessments 3,027 . 00 

Miscellaneous Registers sold 309.22 

Genealogies and Miscellaneous Publications . . . 295 . 72 

Publishing N. E. H. G. Register 443 .63 

Donations 2,282.97 

Total credits for the year to this account . . . . $10,596.00 

Balance to Surplus Account 1,486.90 

$12,082.90 

Restricted Investment Income 

applied to the following Accounts: 

Books for Library $1,160.33 

Cataloguing 32.31 

Binding 129.70 

Publishing N. E. H. G. Register 133.03 

William Sumner Appleton Fund, Entire Income . . 7.81 

Benjamin Franklin Dewing Fund, " " ... 5.00 

George Sumner Mann Fund, One-half " ... 36.11 

Total restricted Income _ $1,504.29 

: 



xxviii 



N. E. HISTORIC GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 
RECAPITULATION, SHOWING SUMMARIES OF ALL 



Library, Fixtures and Fur- 
niture 

Real Estate (Society's 
Building and Land) . . 

Consolidated Index . . . 

Registers on hand .... 

Genealogies and Miscel- 
laneous Publications . . 
Vital Records Stock . . . 
Insurance Unearned . . . 

Cash on hand 

Interest paid in advance . 
Books for Library .... 

Binding 

Accrued Interest .... 
Accrued Rent 

Stocks, Bonds, Mortgages 
(Schedule A)* 

Real Estate (9A Ashburton 
Place) 

Library Fund 

Building Fund 

Mortgage Notes Payable . 

Notes Payable 

Premium Account .... 
Eddy Town-Record Fund 
Mortgage Fund 

Towne Memorial Fund In- 
come 

Bulkeley Fund 

Participating Trust Funds 

(Schedule B) 

Accrued Bills 

Income Account 

Surplus 



1 January 1916 

Assets Liabilities 



8109,441.43 

174,626.04 
3,746.73 
5,545.08 

3,104.65 

12,049.78 

127.72 

2,127.68 

205.33 



841.20 

155,759.52 
39,628.92 



$34.19 



5507,204.08 



109,441.43 

86,321.10 

68,000.00 

10,000.00 

2,120.22 

8,676.47 



270.92 
468.00 

176,470.20 
121.59 

45,279.96 



1916 

Cash 

Receipts Payment* 



$235.33 
3,948.33 

337.05 
5,750.95 



326.48 

21.00 
841.20 

3,000.38 



$85.00 

14.00 

3,540.60 



32.42 

255.38 
841.29 
459.47 



5,900.00 

37.50 

3.25 

1,000.00 

7.00 



1,239.77 
5,478.84 



4,100.00 
5,677.90 



$507,204.08 



$28,127.08 



121.59 
12,943.66 



$28,071.31 



* Pro forma entry of securities account at the same book value as in 1915. Cf. 
Schedule A. 



REPORT OF THE TREASURER 
ACCOUNTS (BOOK VALUE) FOR THE YEAR 1916 



xsax 



1916 


Inventory 


30 December 1916 


Journal 


30 December 






Debits 


Credits 


1916 


Assets 


Liabilities 


$1,160.33 


$67.00 




$110,601.76 

174,711.04 
3,458.40 




965.10 


575.03 


$5,527.42 


5,527.42 




295.72 


32.60 


3,030.72 


3,030.72 




6,250.06 


160.14 


12,548.89 


12,548.89 

2,183.45 
134.23 




247.47 


1,160.33 






$105.76 




188.47 


250.00 


250.00 




816.05 






816.05 




125.00 


1,160.33 




125.00 

152,759.14 

39,628.92 


110,601.76 
86,321.10 
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Broughtforward (Book Value of Bonds and Stocks) 

MORTGAGES 
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$152,797.02 
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Books for Library 

Unexpended Balance $34.19 

Income restricted to buy books 1,160.33 

1,194.52 

Books Purchased 1,088.76 

Unexpended balance carried forward 



$105.76 



REPORT OF THE TREASURER XXX1U 

Schedule B 

Funds participating in the Income of Investments: 

Librarian Fund $12,763.13 

Life Membership Fund 28,444.74 

Donors' Free Fund 1,305.00 

Ebenezer Alden Fund 1,000.00 

William Sumner Appleton Fund 249.62 

Walter Titus Avery Fund 950.00 

John Barstow Fund 1,200.00 

Robert Charles Billings Fund 5,000.00 

Robert Charles Billings Book Fund 5,000.00 

Henry Bond Fund 2,500.00 

John Merrill Bradbury Fund 2,500.00 

Edward Ingersoll Browne Fund 1,000.00 

Cheney Memorial Book Fund . .-: 412.67 

Jonas Gilman Clark Fund 2,000.00 

Thomas Crane Fund 1,000.00 

Cushman Genealogical Fund 514.47 

Benjamin Franklin Dewing Fund 159 . 88 

Pliny Earle Fund 1,000.00 

Robert Henry Eddy Fund 36,788.00 

Charles Louis Flint Fund 5,000.00 

John Foster Fund 5,000.00 

Charles Edward French Fund 1,000.00 

Moses Kimball Fund 5,000.00 

Charles Lamed Fund 1,000.00 

Williams Latham Fund 1,000.00 

George Sumner Mann Fund 2,270.94 

Noah Martin Fund 200.44 

Ira Ballou Peck Fund 1,000.00 

Mary Warren Russell Fund 3,000.00 

Samuel Elwell Sawyer Fund 4,000.00 

Anne Elizabeth Sever Fund 5,000.00 

Edmund Farwell Slafter Fund 500.00 

George Plumer Smith Fund 10,000.00 

Joseph Henry Stickney Fund 1,000.00 

Wilham Cleaves Todd Fund : 11,000.00 

William Blanchard Towne Memorial Fund 3,000.00 

Wilham Blake Trask Fund 500.00 

John Harvey Treat Fund 10,000.00 

Mehitable Calef Coppenhagen Wilson Fund 500.00 

Robert Charles Winthrop, Jr., Fund 3,000.00 

Cyrus Woodman Fund 1,000.00 

Total $177,758.89 

Lew C. Hill, Treasurer. 

Auditors' Certificates 
The undersigned hereby certify that they have examined the securities of the 
New England Historic Genealogical Society and have found them to be in ac- 
cordance with the lists. 

Charles S. Penhallow | . ... 
Boston, 22 January 1917. Hosea Starr Ballou J 

The books and accounts of the Treasurer of the New England Historic Genea- 
logical Society for the year 1916 have been thoroughly examined; the disburse- 
ments of cash have been compared with the vouchers; the balance % of cash on 
hand at the close of the year, $2,183.45, was verified; and all were found to be 
correct. 

William Franklin Hall, C.P.A., 

Boston, 13 January 1917. Accountant and Auditor 



XXXIV N. E. HISTORIC GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 

REPORT OF THE HISTORIAN 

Presented by Rev. Lewis Wildeb Hicks, MA. 

NECROLOGY FOR 1916 

[The dates in the first column indicate the years of election] 

Life Members 

1912 Mrs. Lucy Ann (Lane) Norcross, of Boston, was born in Boston 
13 October 1816, and died there 13 February. 

1912 James Longley, of Boston, was born in Boston 13 January 1840, and 
died there 9 May. 

1885 Elthu Cbauncey, A.M., of New York City, was born in Philadelphia, 
Pa., 17 August 1840, and died in New York City 16 May. 

1879 Charles Bailey Gooktn, of Boston, a life member since 1908, was 
born in Boston 26 September 1847, and died at Tisbury, Mass., 
16 June. 

1905 Emory McClintock, A.M., Ph.D., LL.D., of Bayhead, N. J., was 

born at Carlisle, Pa., 19 September 1840, and died at Bayhead 

10 July. 
1883 Hon. Horace Davis, A.B., LL.D., of San Francisco, Cal., was born 

at Worcester, Mass., 16 March 1831, and died at San Francisco 

13 July. 
1871 Francis Everett Blake, LL.D., of Princeton, Mass., a life member 

since 1888, was born at Princeton 3 August 1839, and died at 

Worcester, Mass., 14 July. 
1867 John Jacob Loud, A.M., of Weymouth, Mass., a life member since 

1874, was born at Weymouth 2 November 1844, and died there 

10 August. 
1890 Frank Edson Shedd, B.S., of Dorchester, Mass., was born at Sharon, 

N. H., 18 July 1856, and died at Dorchester 22 September. 
1910 David Hubbard Nutting, M.D., of Randolph Centre, Vt., was born 

at Randolph Centre 17 May 1829, and died there 5 October. 
1912 Levi Henry Elwell, M.A., of Amherst, Mass., was born at North- 
ampton, Mass., 22 March 1854, and died at Amherst 27 December. 

4 

Resident Members 

1904 Francis McGee Thompson, of Greenfield, Mass., was born at Col- 
rain, Mass., 16 October 1833, and died at Greenfield 1 January. 

1904 Esek Steere Ballord, of Davenport, Iowa, was born at Bloomfield, 
Conn., 26 July 1830, and died at Kenilworth, 111., 5 January. 

1912 Brig.-Gen. Franklin George Butterfield, A.M., of Derby Line, 

Vt., was born at Rockingham, Vt., 11 May 1842, and died at Derby 

Line 6 January. 
1890 Archibald Murray Howe, A.M., LL.B., of Cambridge, Mass., was 

born at Northampton, Mass., 20 May 1S48, and died at Cambridge 

6 January. 
1881 Rev. William Spooner Smith, B.A., of Auburndale, Mass., was born 

at Leverett, Mass., 10 July 1821, and died at Auburndale 11 

January. 

1913 Mrs. Anna Buckham (Wright) Moore, of New York City, was 

born in New York City 29 July 1859, and died there 30 January. 



REPORT OF THE HISTORIAN XXXV 

1914 William Henry Davison, A.M., of Pensacola, Fla., was born in 
Boston 24 October 1824, and died at Pensacola 31 January. 

1896 William Gardner Spear, of Pembroke, Mass., was born at Wey- 
mouth, Mass., 26 October 1852, and died at Framingham, Mass., 
31 January. 

1910 Leeut.-Col. Francis Snow Hesselttne, A.M., of Newtonville, 
Mass., was born at Bangor, Me., 10 December 1833, and died at 
Newtonville 17 February. 

1892 Frederick Lewis Gat, A.B., of Brookline, Mass., was born in Boston 
28 October 1856, and died at Brookline 3 March. 

1914 Alfred Addison Thomas, A.B., of Dayton, Ohio, was born at Hamil- 
ton, Ohio, 4 July 1845, and died at Dayton 3 March. 

1906 Frederick Thayer Hunt, A.B., of East Weymouth, Mass., was 
born at Scituate, Mass., 11 September 1857, and died at East 
Weymouth 8 March. 

1911 William Palmer Bolles, M.D., of Boston, was born at New London, 
Conn., 14 June 1845, and died in Boston 18 March. 

1910 ' John McAllister Stevenson, of Pittsfield, Mass., was born at 
Cambridge, N. Y., 31 August 1846, and died at Asheville, N. C, 
20 March. 

1883 Charles Chauncey, A.B., of Philadelphia, Pa., was born in Phila- 
delphia 15 August 1838, and died there 3 April. 

1910 Mrs. Deborah Jane Spaulding (Pomeroy) Darling, of Lincoln, 
Mass., was born at Southampton, Mass., 3 April 1845, and died at 
Lincoln 6 April. 

1886 William Stanford Stevens, A.M., M.D., of Boston, was born in 
Boston 13 June 1859, and died there 29 April. 

1909 Arthur Presbrey Fowler, of Brookline, Mass., was born in Boston 
12 April 1862, and died there 26 May. 

1912 Frank Herbert Damon, of Scituate, Mass., was born at South 
Scituate, Mass., 10 June 1854, and died at Stoneham, Mass., 19 
June. 

1910 Addison Lyman Day, B.S., of St. Louis, Mo., was born at Springfield, 
Mass., 29 April 1849, and died in St. Louis 25 June. 

1914 Mrs. Marguerite Levering (Woods) Ayer, of Winchester, Mass., 
was born at Cambridge, Mass., 12 May 1881, and died at Win- 
chester 28 June. 

1895 Louis Augustus Woodbury, M.D., of Groveland, Mass., was born 
at Salem, N. H., 1 October 1844, and died at Groveland 18 July. 

1916 John Richardson, of Newton, Mass., was born at Newton 22 October 
1857, and died at Cohasset, Mass., 30 July. 

1911 Charles Sumner Dana, B.A., of Marietta, Ohio, was born at Bel- 

pr6, Ohio, 15 November 1864, and died at Marietta 1 August. 
1905 Warren Fisher Gay, A.B., M.D., of Boston, was born at Swamp- 
scott, Mass., 24 July 1866, and died in Boston 26 August. 

1916 Charles Wetter Bowen, of Providence, R. I., was born at Provi- 
dence 22 January 1851, and died there 15 September. 

1916 Frank Dempster Sherman, Ph.B., of New York City, was born at 
Peekskill, N. Y., 6 May 1860, and died in New York City 19 Sep- 
tember. 

1894 Melvtn Eugene Rice, of South Sudbury, Mass., was born at Brook- 
field, Vt., 22 May 1847, and died at South Sudbury 21 September. 



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N. E. HISTORIC GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 



1915 Thomas Earlb White, of Philadelphia, Pa., was born in Phila- 

delphia 18 November 1857, and died there 7 October. 

1913 McDonald Ellis White, A.B., of Salem, Mass., was born in Boston 

11 June 1863, and died at Etna, Me., 12 October. 

1914 Franklin Fogg, of Tacoma, Wash., was born at Stuart, Iowa, 10 

August 1879, and died at Washington, D. G., 18 October. 
1903 Isaac Dimond Blodgett, of Ashland, Mass., was bom at Dorchester, 
N. H., 11 May 1828, and died at Ashland 19 October. 

1900 Col. Albert Cyrus Warren, of Brookline, Mass., was born in St. 

Louis, Mo., 18 March 1852, and died at Brookline 10 November. 

1901 Ernest Lewis Gay, A.B., of Boston, was born in Boston 14 December 

1874, and died on a railroad train, between New Haven, Conn., and 
Boston, 25 November. 

1916 George Austin Morrison, Jr., A.M., LL.B., of New York City, 

was born in New York City 26 March 1864, and died there 30 
November. 

1898 Hon. George Sheldon, of Deerfield, Mass., was born at Deerfield 
30 November 1818, and died there 23 December. 

Deaths that occurred in 1915, but not recorded until now 

1901 Albert Colburn Tilden, of East Boston, Mass., a resident member, 

was born at Pembroke, Mass., 28 November 1862, and died in 

Boston 4 May 1915. 
1898 Abel Tuttle Barnes, of Jamaica Plain, Mass., a resident member, 

was born at West Granville, Mass., 1 June 1836, and died at Sharon, 

Mass., 8 June 1915. 
1897 Charles Field Haseltine, of Philadelphia, Pa., a resident member, 

was born in Philadelphia 29 July 1840, and died there 5 December 

1915. 



MEMOIRS 

OF THE 

NEW ENGLAND HISTORIC GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 

Prepared by Rev. Lewis Wilder Hicks, M.A., Historian 



The following pages contain obituary notices of members who 
died during the year 1916, with the addition of three who died in the 
year 1915. The notices are arranged in the order in which the 
deaths occurred. 

1915 

Albert Colbuen Tilden of East Boston, Mass., a resident mem- 
ber since 1901, was born at Pembroke, Mass., 28 November 1862, the 
son of Charles Albert and Catherine Jacobs (Glover) Tilden, and 
died in Boston 4 May 1915. He traced his lineage from Nathaniel 1 
Tilden of Scituate, in the Plymouth Colony, through Joseph, 2 Samuel, 3 
Samuel, 4 Samuel, 5 Dea. Samuel, 6 Capt. Luther, 7 Luther Albert, 8 and 
Charles Albert, 9 his father. 

He was educated in the public schools of Boston, graduating at 
the Chapman School and later at the English High School. His 
first employment was in the dry goods house of his uncle, B. F. Lara- 
bee. Subsequently he entered Sheriff O'Brien's office as a clerk, 
and in two years became deputy sheriff of Suffolk County, a position 
which he held for twenty years, winning for himself the good will of 
a wide circle of men within and without public life by his fidelity to 
duty and his courtesy to all with whom he came in contact. It has 
been said of him that "he was endowed with a high sense of honor, 
and the nobility of his character was stamped in every act of life." 
He was a devoted Republican, and before his appointment on the 
shrievalty staff was one of the leaders of the party. Well known 
to the judiciary and lawyers of Suffolk County, he was considered 
an authority on court procedure. 

He was a thirty-second degree Mason, a member of the Order of 
Odd Fellows, the Ancient Order of United Workmen, the Boston 
City Club, and the Society of Mayflower Descendants, and was 
formerly a lieutenant in the Maverick Rifles, the well-known East 
Boston military company. 

He married, 4 November 1896, Marie Emily Schuler of Greenfield, 
Mass., who survives him. 

Abel Tuttle Barnes of Jamaica Plain, Mass., a resident member 
since 1898, was born at West Granville, Mass., 1 June 1836, the 
son of John Wesley and Amanda (Gowdy) Barnes, and died at Sharon, 

(xxxvii) 



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Mass., 8 June 1915. He traced his descent from Thomas 1 Barnes of 
New Haven, through Maybee, 2 Ebenezer, 3 Benjamin, 4 Benjamin, 5 
and John Wesley, 6 his father. 

He was educated at a select school in Springfield, Mass., at a private 
academy in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and at the Bryant and Stratton 
Commercial School in Cleveland, Ohio, at which he was graduated 
in 1857. 

He learned the machinist's trade in Cleveland. In 1858 he formed 
a partnership with his older brother, his father-in-law, his brother-in- 
law, and two others, and went to Tiffin, Ohio, where, under the firm 
name of Smith, Barnes & Company, they engaged in the manufacture 
of farm implements and machinery. In 1865 the firm was incorporated 
under the name of the Tiffin Agricultural Works, and Mr. Barnes 
was elected president of the company, holding this position for four 
successive years. In 1869 he resigned, went to Lancaster, Ohio, 
and organized the Hocking Valley Manufacturing Company, of which 
he was elected president. Resigning this position in 1871, he re- 
turned to Tiffin, whence he removed in the spring of 1872 to Toledo, 
Ohio, where he engaged in the manufacture of brass goods and dealt 
in machinists' tools and supplies under the firm name of Jona Smith 
Company. He also acted as agent for the Sturtevant blowers, and 
continued to do so under the above name, in 1876 as Barnes & Doo- 
little, and then as A. T. Barnes & Company, Agents, until the spring 
of 1879, when he came to Jamaica Plain, Mass., in the employ of 
B. F. Sturtevant, as manager of the selling department of his firm. On 
the death of Mr. Sturtevant in 1891 the works were incorporated as 
a stock company, and Mr. Barnes's position was that of special 
constructing, designing, and consulting engineer, with title of con- 
structing engineer. For twelve years he designed the blowers and 
superintended the work of installing them on nearly all the Govern- 
ment ships that were built in the United States east of the Mississippi 
River, the famous battleship Maine being one of them. He also 
made the plans and superintended the heating and ventilating, by 
the blower system, of the American Line steamships St. Louis and 
St. Paul, the first large steamers to use this system. 

Mr. Barnes served in the Civil War in the Ohio Volunteer Militia, 
acting as adjutant with the rank of lieutenant. He was a Mason 
and a Knight Templar, a member of the American Society of Me- 
chanical Engineers, and Secretary of the Society of Naval Architects 
and Marine Engineers. In religious affiliations he was a staunch 
Congregationalist. 

He married first, at Canton, Ohio, 5 September 1856, Mary Mar- 
garet Hass, who died 18 October 1873; and secondly, at Lancaster, 
Ohio, 17 November 1874, Emma Celia Mewhorter, who died in May 
1882. His surviving children by his first wife are Mrs. Anna A. Van 
Loo, Clara A., wife of George W. Davis, Mrs. Mary A. Poller, and 
Mrs. Nellie B. Moulton; and by his second wife Mrs. Mabel 0. 
Pettee and Charles 0. Barnes. 



Charles Field Haseltine of Philadelphia, Pa., a resident mem- 
ber since 1897, was born in Philadelphia 29 July 1840, the son of John 



MEMOIRS XXXIX 

and Elizabeth Stanley (Shinn) Haseltine, and died in Philadelphia 
5 December 1915. He traced his descent from Robert 1 Haseltine 
of Rowley and Bradford, Mass., through Abraham, 2 Richard, 3 John, 4 
James, 5 and John, 6 his father. 

He was educated at private schools in Philadelphia, and was for 
two years a student in the University of Pennsylvania. After 
leaving the University he began his business career as a clerk in the 
Philadelphia branch house of J. G. Howe & Company, was later with 
George F. Jones, and afterwards went into the dry goods commission 
business by himself, under his own name. He later became a member 
of the firms of Haseltine & McCape and John H. Williams & Com- 
pany; but about 1868 he entered into the business of dealer in works 
of art, his occupation for the rest of his life. In 1887 he erected the 
Haseltine Galleries at 1416 and 1418 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, 
the finest art galleries devoted to private purposes in the world. The 
building and its contents were destroyed by fire on 2 February 1896, 
and over one thousand paintings, thirty thousand fine engravings 
and etchings, several pieces of statuary, and a large number of other 
objects of art and books on art were destroyed, entailing a loss of over 
$400,000, above insurance. He continued, however, until his death 
to be an importer and dealer in works of art. 

At the breaking out of the Civil War an advertisement was in- 
serted by him in the daily press, calling a meeting to form an artillery 
company. He was elected first lieutenant of the company, which 
received the name of the Keystone Battery. Owing to enforced 
absence from the city on account of business, he resigned this office; 
but in 1862, previous to the Battle of Antietam, when the Confeder- 
ates were invading the North and the emergency seemed to be great, 
he formed another battery of heavy artillery and was elected to the 
same office that he had held in the former company. The com- 
pany was sent on to Harrisburg, Pa., on its way to the front, but 
a week later, after the Union victory, it was sent home and was 
disbanded. 

Mr. Haseltine held numerous positions of responsibility and honor, 
among which were those of trustee of the Presbyterian Church for 
about thirty-six years, elder in the same church for about thirty-two 
years, trustee of the Presbyterian Hospital for about fifteen years, 
director of the School of Design for Women for twenty years, and 
member of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, of the Genealogical 
Society of Pennsylvania, of the Topsfield (Mass.) Historical Society, 
of the Skittle Club, of which he was at one time president, of the New 
England Society of Philadelphia, and of the Pennsylvania Horticul- 
tural Society in Philadelphia. 

In 1897 he was engaged in preparing for publication works on 
the descendants of Robert Haseltine in all lines, male and female, the 
descendants of John Haseltine in all lines, the Carleton family, the 
Day family of Essex County, Mass., and the descendants of Pierre 
Chevalier of Philadelphia. 

He married, 16 September 1863, Elizabeth Holmes Patterson, who, 
with one daughter, Mrs. Abram Sharpless Valentine, survives him. 

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Francis McGee Thompson of Greenfield, Mass., a resident 
member since 1904, was born at Colrain, Mass., 16 October 1833, 
the son of John and Elvira (Adams) Thompson, and died at Green- 
field 1 January 1916. 

He was third in descent from Joseph 1 Thompson, who was born at 
or near Coleraine, Ireland, in 1720, married, in 1749, Jeanette Mc- 
Clellan, daughter of Michael and Margaret (Henry) McClellan, and 
emigrated to New England with his wife and his wife's parents. 
They resided at Worcester, Mass., and afterwards at Pelham, Mass., 
and, together with John and Hugh Henry, relatives of Joseph Thomp- 
son's wife, were early settlers of Boston Township No. 2, alias Col- 
rain. Joseph Thompson served in the Colonial and Revolutionary 
Wars, and died at Colrain 9 April 1803, aged 83. His widow, Jean- 
ette (McClellan) Thompson, died there 10 May 1813, aged 83. Of 
their six sons and five daughters, Hugh 2 Thompson, born 13 September 
"1763, : married Jean Miller, daughter of Robert and Margaret (Henry) 
Miller, Margaret Henry being a sister of the John and Hugh Henry 
mentioned above. Hugh Thompson died at Colrain 13 February 
1843, aged 79, and Jean, his wife, died 18 November 1829, aged 65. 
Their son, John, 3 who was born at Colrain 3 January 1789 and died 
at Greenfield 21 September 1850, the eldest child of a family of seven 
sons and one daughter, married, 1 June 1815, Elvira Adams, born at 
Colrain 13 April 1796, died 29 October 1880, daughter of Capt. 
Edward and Sally (Webber) Adams and seventh in descent from 
Henry 1 Adams of Braintree,Mass. They removed from Colrain to 
Greenfield in 1843. They had four sons and four daughters, Francis 
McGee 4 Thompson being their seventh child and youngest son. 

He was educated in the common schools of Colrain and at Williston 
Seminary in Easthampton, Mass. After leaving school he taught in 
Deerfield, Mass., was afterwards a bookkeeper in a manufacturing 
establishment, and then was in a banking house in Cincinnati, Ohio, 
and later in New York City, where he was also commissioner of 
emigration for Montana. An early settler in Montana in 1862, 
before its organization as a Territory, he was a member of its first 
legislature and designed the seal which is now the great seal of that 
State of the Union. His original drawing for this seal is preserved 
by the Montana Historical Society, which he helped to organize. 
Returning to Greenfield, the home of his boyhood and youth, he was 
chosen successively to most of its town offices, and was in 1870 
elected register of probate and insolvency for Franklin County. By 
successive elections he held that position until his appointment in 
1899 as judge of the Court of Probate and Insolvency, and at his 
resignation in 1914 he had been connected with the Court for more 
than forty-three years. In 1876 he had been admitted to the Massa- 
chusetts bar. He was a commissioner to administer oaths to civil 
officers, and was for one term a trial justice, but declined reappoint- 
ment to the latter office. He established the business of the In- 
terstate Mortgage Trust Company, and was an officer in many 
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Many of Judge Thompson's historical writings were published in 
the History and Proceedings of the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Asso- 
ciation. He wrote a book entitled "Guide to the New Gold Mines 
about the Headwaters of the Missouri River," St. Louis, 1863; but 
his chief monument, other than his conspicuous service as a public 
officer and the universal respect and affection with which he is re- 
membered, is his "History of Greenfield," in two volumes, published 
in 1904. This great labor of love he dedicated "To Greenfield, — 
who adopted me as a lad, welcomed me home from the Rockies, 
honored me by making me her servant, and, that I might forever be 
her debtor, gave to me my wife." 

He married at Greenfield, 25 October 1865, Mary Nims, daughter 
of Lucius and Susan C. (Amadon) Nims. She died in February 1915, 
their married fife having extended over nearly fifty years. Their 
son, Francis Nims Thompson, born 26 August 1872, succeeded the 
father in 1899 as register of probate for Franklin County and in 
1914, as judge of probate. 

Brave and useful to the end, Judge Thompson, on New Years' Day, 
1916, sent to his old friends bright, cheerful, and witty greetings; 
and, as the daylight faded, his life came to an end. 

Esek Steere Ballord of Davenport, Iowa, a resident member 
since 1904, was born at Bloomfield, Conn., 26 July 1830, the son of 
Rev. John Bates and Augusta Maria (Gilman) Ballord, and died at 
Kenilworth, Ill.j 5 January 1916. He was a descendant of William 1 
Ballord or Ballard of Lynn, Mass., through Nathaniel, 2 William, 3 
Zaccheus, 4 Lynde, 5 and Rev. John Bates, 6 his father. 

He was educated at Bacon Academy, Colchester, Conn., and 
received his preliminary training as a druggist at Hartford, Conn. 
For two years he was an apothecary for a charitable institution in 
New York City, and then for a while was a druggist at Cleveland, 
Ohio. In 1857 he settled at Davenport, Iowa, where for forty-five 
years he carried on his business on the same spot, first in connection 
with the firm of Taylor & Ballord and later under the name of E. S. 
Ballord & Company. For several years he was president and director 
of the Davenport National Bank. 

From boyhood Mr. Ballord had been a close observer and lover of 
nature, and was well-versed in forestry; and on retiring from business 
in 1903 he devoted much of his time to horticulture on his large 
estate at Davenport. He was also much interested in genealogy, 
and compiled a little book entitled "Some of the Descendants of 
Zaccheus Ballord." 

He was a charter member of the Society of the Sons of the Revolu- 
tion in Iowa and also of the Society of Colonial Wars in Missouri and 
in Iowa. He was also one of the founders of the Order of Runnemede. 
He was a Mason, a member of the Davenport Academy of Science, a 
trustee of the C. C. Cook Home for the Friendless, and a life member 
of the American Sunday School Union. He belonged to the Calvary 
Baptist Church of Davenport. 

He married, 4 September 1862, Frances Aurilla Webb, daughter 
of Zerah and Orinda (Moore) Webb, who survives him, together with 



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three daughters and two sons: Katharine Augusta, who married 
Leon M. Allen of Kenilworth, 111., Elizabeth Webb Ballord of Chicago, 
111., Belle, who married Jennis Brock Richardson of Davenport, 
Iowa, John Gilman Ballord of Minneapolis, Minn., and Webb Rysse 
Ballord, a naval architect. 

Brig.-Gen. Franklin George Btjtterfield, A.M., of Derby 
Line, Vt., a resident member since 1912, was born at Rockingham, 
Vt., 11 May 1842, the son of David and Elmira Ward (Randall) 
Butterfield, and died at Derby Line 6 January 1916. His great- 
grandfather, William Butterfield, born about 1695, was a minuteman 
at Lexington in 1775, and his grandfather, also named William, 
fought at Bunker Hill. 

He was prepared for college at the academy at Saxton's River, Vt., 
and for two years was a student in the Class of 1863 at Middlebury 
College; but he left college in 1862 to enter the Union Army as a 
private in Company A, Sixth Vermont Volunteers. He was pro- 
moted successively to the rank of second lieutenant, first lieutenant, 
captain, and lieutenant-colonel, and was in command of a regiment 
when he was only twenty-two years old. For a while he served on 
the staff of Brig.-Gen. Lewis A. Grant. When first lieutenant, in 
1863, he received for his bravery the Medal of Honor. 

At the close of the War he entered general mercantile business at 
Saxton's River, but his place of business was burned out in 1877. 
He then studied law for three years. In 1878-1880 he was judge- 
advocate-general of Vermont, with the rank of brigadier-general. 
In 1880 he was supervisor for Vermont of the Tenth Census of the 
United States. From 1SS0 until 1892 he served as a chief of division 
in the Department of the Interior, at Washington, D. C. In 1892 
he returned to his native State and went into business at Derby Line 
with his brother, Col. Frederick Butterfield, as a manufacturer of 
machinists' tools, becoming vice-president and manager of the 
Butterfield Company. 

In pohtics General Butterfield was a Republican, and was elected 
to the Vermont House of Representatives in 1898 and to the Vermont 
Senate in 1910. His religious affiliations were with the Congrega- 
tionalists. 

He was an officer in various manufacturing, commercial, and edu- 
cational institutions, a Mason of the thirty-second degree, and a 
member of the Grand Army of the Republic, the Military Order of 
the Loyal Legion, the District of Columbia Society of the Sons of the 
American Revolution, the University Club of Washington, D. C, 
and the Home Club of Derby Line, Vt, In 1880 Middlebury College 
conferred on him the degree of A.M., "in recognition of his courage 
and bravery as a soldier and his honorable career as a citizen of 
Vermont." 

General Butterfield was one of the best-known men in Vermont, 
and he was held in the highest esteem by reason of his upright char- 
acter and the service which he had rendered to his home community, 
his State, and the Nation. "He was one whose heart was ever 
responsive to the needs of his fellows, and who gave with generous 



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large sympathy of the means at his disposal, and with his giving gave 
himself to help forward every good cause." 

He married, 1 June 1866, Maria Smith Frost of Saxton's River, 
daughter of Benjamin and Phebe Ann (Smith) Frost, who survives 
him, together with a son, Benjamin Frost Butterfield, and a daughter, 
Esther Elmira Butterfield. 

Archibald Murray Howe, A.M., LL.B., of Cambridge, Mass., 
a resident member since 1890, was born at Northampton, Mass., 
20 May 1848, the son of James Murray and Harriet Butler (Clarke) 
Howe, and died at Cambridge 6 January 1916. He was fifth in 
descent from Moses Howe of Rutland, Mass., through Samuel, 
Estes, Samuel, and James Murray, his father. 

He was educated in private schools at Brookline, Mass., was 
graduated at Harvard College in the Class of 1869, receiving later the 
degree of A.M. from Harvard, and obtained the degree of LL.B. at 
the Harvard Law School in 1871. 

He was admitted to the bar in 1871. In 1873-1875 he was secre- 
tary to Hon. Henry L. Pierce, M.C., at Washington, D. C. In 
1876-77 he was a member of the Cambridge Common Council. In 
1884 he was a member of the Executive Committee of the Massa- 
chusetts Independents, and supported Cleveland for the Presidency. 
In 1891 he represented the First Middlesex District in the Massa- 
chusetts General Court. In 1900 he was no min ated for Vice-Presi- 
dent of the United States by a convention of Independents who met 
in New York City and called their party the National Party. The 
leading plank of their platform expressed opposition to the holding 
of foreign peoples as colonial dependents by the United States. 
Senator Caffrey of Louisiana was nominated for President by this 
anti-imperialist party, but he declined to accept the nomination, and 
Mr. Howe then withdrew his name as a candidate for Vice-President. 
For many years Mr. Howe had a law office in Boston. In religious 
matters he was a Unitarian, and in 1894 he was a director of the 
American Unitarian Association. 

He married at Cambridge, 4 June 1881, Arria Sargent Dixwell, 
who survives him, daughter of Epes Sargent and Mary I. (Bowditch) 
Dixwell of Cambridge. 

Rev. William Spooner Smith, B.A., of Auburndale, Mass., a 
resident member since 1881, was born at Leverett, Mass., 10 July 
1821, the son of Paul and Sally (Graves) Smith, and died at Auburn- 
dale 11 January 1916. He traced his descent from Lieut. Samuel 1 
Smith of Hadley, Mass., through Chileab, 2 Samuel, 3 Samuel, 4 Moses, 5 
Jonathan, 6 and Paul, 7 his father. 

He was prepared for college at Amherst Academy, and was gradu- 
ated at Amherst College in 1848 and at the Union Theological 
Seminary in New York City in 1852. 

He preached for a while at Bethany, Pa., and in April 1854 was 
settled over the Union Congregational Church in New York City, 
remaining there until 1856. He then preached for eighteen months 
in Stratham, N. H., and was afterwards settled as pastor over the 



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First Congregational Church of Guilford, Conn., his pastorate there 
extending from 1859 to 1865. Ill health prevented hi™ from accept- 
ing another charge, and he resided in Granville, Mass., from 1865 to 
1872, when he removed to Auburndale. In 1900 he took up his 
residence in Worcester, Mass., but returned to Auburndale in 1915. 

Though without a pastorate, Mr. Smith was by no means inactive. 
During his first years of residence at Auburndale he was a member of 
the School Committee of Newton and was active in church and social 
work. In 1908 he was sent as a delegate to the International Congre- 
tional Council at Edinburgh, Scotland, and from there he was gradu- 
ally led to continue his travels around the globe. He continued 
remarkably active in mind and body almost to the time of his death. 

Mr. Smith published "Travel Notes of an Octogenarian," in the 
main a compilation from letters written by him during his tour of the 
world in 1908-9. In the last year of his life a number of his sermons 
preached at Guilford, Conn., were published under the title: "How 
One Church went through a War." He published also an address 
entitled "Sermon Reading," which he delivered without notes before 
the Congregational Club of Boston. 

He married first, 26 October 1853, Elinor Mary Ladd, who died 
16 August 1896, daughter of Henry Ladd of Portsmouth, N. H.; 
and secondly Mrs. Ellen M. (Grant) Gould, widow of Rev. George 
Gould, D.D., of Worcester. She died in 1915. Three daughters 
survive him: Ella B. Smith, Mrs. Dean A. Walker, and Mrs. Waldo 
W. Cole. 

Mks. Anna Buckham (Wright) Moore of New York City, a 
resident member since 1913, was born in New York City 29 July 
1859, the daughter of George Wellman and Georgianna (Buckham) 
Wright, and died there 30 January 1916. She was a descendant of 
Dea. Samuel 1 Wright of Springfield and Northampton, Mass., through 
Samuel, 2 Eliezer, 3 Benoni, 4 Capt. Moses 5 of Rockingham, Vt., Dr. 
Ebenezer 6 of Plainfield, N. H., John Stratton, 7 and George Wellman, 8 
her father. On her mother's side she descended from some of the 
prominent Dutch families of New York. 

She was educated in Boston, New York City, and Paris, and was 
a member of many patriotic-hereditary societies. 

She was married, 23 June 1908, to Russell Wellman Moore, who 
survives her. 

William Henry Davison, A.M., of Pensacola, Fla., a resident 
member since 1914, was born in Boston 24 October 1824, the son of 
Andrew Cunningham and Nancy Thomas (Corbet) (Iverson) Davi- 
son, and died at Pensacola 31 January 1916. 

He was always deeply interested in genealogy, and spent much 
time in tracing the career of the Davison family back to the old 
Scotch Davison clan. He claimed descent from Malcolm Davison 
of Dingwall, Scotland, through his son Nicholas and grandson Nicholas 
(Nicholas 1 of the New England family) , who was born in 1611 and is re- 
corded at Charlestown, Mass., in 1639, being one of the prominent men 
of the town and agent for Governor Cradock. This second Nicholas 



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had by his wife, Joanna Miller, among other children, a son, Daniel, 2 
born 9 January 1650/1, who became a merchant at Newbury, Mass., 
where he married in 1673 Abigail Coffin. Their son Nicholas, 3 who 
was born at Newbury in 1680, had a son Daniel, 4 who married Mar- 
garet Ogelby in 1733 and had, among others, a son, Henry 5 of Boston, 
who was born 12 August 1744 and died 7 March 1807. This Henry 5 
married Mary Greenleaf, daughter of Jonathan and Mary (Cunning- 
ham) Greenleaf, and their fourth child, Andrew Cunningham 6 
Davison, who was born 5 June 1789 and died 27 January 1856, was 
graduated at Harvard in 1815 and became a schoolmaster in Boston, 
where he married, 16 May 1819, Mrs. Nancy Thomas (Corbet) 
Iverson, widow of Capt. John Iverson. Their child, William Henry 7 
Davison, at first called Benjamin Rice Davison, is the subject of this 
sketch. 

A touching proof of Mr. Davison's respect for his ancestors was his 
interest in the hallowed spot where many of them lie buried, the old 
Granary Burial Ground in Boston. About ten years ago, when in 
Boston, he had his old family tomb there put in thorough order, and 
the names of his forbears cut upon the outside, with the dates of 
their births and deaths, and at the bottom of the list he, the last 
survivor, cut his own name and birth date and then deposited with a 
friend sufficient money to cut upon the tomb the date of his own 
death. In fact, it was probably his veneration for old-time New 
England that led him to join this Society at the advanced age of 
ninety. 

He was graduated at Harvard in 1845, and received the degree of 
A.M. from his alma mater in 1851. He always took a keen interest 
in the College, returning often for the Commencement exercises, and 
at the time of his death he was almost the oldest living alumnus, there 
being but one member of the Class of 1844 and two of his own class- 
mates alive. Always a reader of the best literature of all ages, he 
preserved to the last his love for the classics, which showed itself in 
his conversation and his letters. 

He was a civil engineer, a profession that is apt to take a man to 
many different parts of the country; and therefore he early left New 
England for the Southwest and about 1860 took up his residence in 
Florida, and served for a time in the Engineer Corps of the Con- 
federate Army. For a number of years he was city engineer of 
Pensacola and county surveyor, and he laid out and constructed the 
fine across the Tensas Swamp, from Tensas to Mobile, Ala. In re- 
lating his experiences a few years ago he wrote: 

" In 1871 I for the first time in the history of engineering made use of 
No. 12 steel piano forte wire in measuring bridge spans, and it was such a 
complete success that it spread at once over this country and in the old 
world, and, I doubt not, was the cause of the use of steel wire in the deep 
sea soundings of the exploring ship ' Challenger.' At the time I regarded 
the discovery as merely an incident of my work, but you know how ideas 
spread." 

He married at Oakfield, near Pensacola, in the sixties, Mrs. Jeanie 
Cameron (Anderson) Dow, daughter of Hon. Walker Anderson, a 
judge of the Supreme Court of Florida, and widow of Warren Quincy 



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Dow. Though he had no children of his own, his stepchildren and 
grandchildren were as his own to him, and he passed a happy old age 
in their company. 

By Henry Winchester Cunningham, A.B., of Boston, Mass. 

William Gardner Spear of Pembroke, Mass., a resident member 
since 1896, was born at Weymouth, Mass., 26 October 1852, the son 
of Lowell Quincy and Eleanor (Kennedy) Spear, and died at Framing- 
ham, Mass., 31 January 1916. He traced his lineage from George 1 
Spear of Braintree, Mass., through Samuel, 2 John, 3 Seth, 4 Lemuel, 5 
and Lowell Quincy, 6 his father. 

He was educated in the public schools of Weymouth and Quincy, 
Mass., and in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

He made his home at Quincy in the seventies, and lived there until 
1903, when he moved to Pembroke, where he had bought an old 
farm on North River. There he lived until a few weeks before his 
death. 

From 1875 to 1890 he was engaged in various enterprises that took 
him over much of the eastern and southern parts of the United States. 
In 1892-93 he interested Mr. Charles Francis Adams and others in 
forming the Quincy Historical Society, a work which was accomplished 
in the autumn of 1893. He became the librarian of the Society, a 
position which he held until his removal to Pembroke. He superin- 
tended the restoration of the old Adams House, which was given to 
the Society by Mr. Adams and is now its headquarters. 

Mr. Spear early evinced a deep interest in town and family history, 
although he by no means co nfin ed his researches to those fields of 
investigation. He devoted the last thirty years of his life to seek- 
ing after truth along historical, genealogical, and antiquarian lines, 
and he shared the knowledge thus gained with many who resorted to 
him for information. An intimate friend speaks of him as a staunch 
and loyal friend and as one whom all who really knew loved. 

He married, in 1903, Annah Goodridge of Quincy, who survives 
him. 



Mrs. Lucy Ann (Lane) Norcross of Boston, made a life member 
by vote of the Council and Society in 1912, was born on Poplar Street, 
Boston, 13 October 1816, the daughter of George and Sarah Merritt 
(Homer) Lane, and died at 9 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, 
13 February 1916, aged 99 years, 4 months. She traced her descent 
from John 1 Lane through John Merrifield 2 Lane and her father, 
George 3 Lane, and from John Homer through her mother as well as 
through her father's mother, Mary (Homer) Lane, — all of Boston. 

She was educated at Miss Hastings's school and the Bowdoin School. 
She was a life member of the American Unitarian Association and of 
the Bostonian Society, and a member of and a contributor to numer- 
ous charitable and educational societies. By her will she left §100,000 
in public bequests, after the termination of certain life estates. 

She was married at 10 Allen Street, Boston, 9 December 1835, by 
Rev. Samuel Barrett of the Twelfth Congregational Church (Uni- 
tarian), to her cousin, Otis Norcross, son of Otis and Mary Cunning- 



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ham (Homer) Norcross, a leading merchant of Boston, whose successor 
in business is The Jones, McDuffee & Stratton Company. Mr. 
Norcross was mayor of Boston in 1867, and was also a fife member 
and a benefactor of the New England Historic Genealogical Society. 
He died 5 September 1882, and a memoir of him was published in the 
Register, vol. 37, pp. 208-209. Of Mrs. Norcross's eight children, 
three survive her: Laura (Norcross) Marrs, widow of Kingsmill 
Marrs, Otis Norcross, and Grenville Howland Norcross. 

Lieut.-Col. Francis Snow Hesseltine, A.M., of Newtonville, 
Mass., a resident member since 1910, was born at Bangor, Me., 
10 December 1833, the son of Peter Heald and Sarah Hamlin (Snow) 
Hesseltine, and died at Newtonville 17 February 1916. He traced 
his descent from Robert 1 Haseltine of Rowley and Bradford, Mass., 
through Abraham, 2 Jonathan, 3 Nathan, 4 Follansbee, 5 and Peter 
Heald, 6 his* father. He was a descendant on his mother's side of 
Nicholas Snow, who came to Plymouth in the Ann in 1623 and 
married Constance Hopkins, who came over with her father, Stephen 
Hopkins, in the Mayflower in 1620. 

At the outbreak of the Civil War he was a student at Waterville 
College (now Colby College), Waterville, Me., and enlisted in 
April 1861, serving three years and four months. He aroused the 
enthusiasm of the students, and, raising a company of volunteers, 
was chosen captain of Company G, Third Maine Infantry (Col. Oliver 
Otis Howard's regiment). He was in the First Battle of Bull Run 
and received honorable mention for his services there. On recom- 
mendation of General Howard he was promoted to be major and 
afterwards lieutenant-colonel of the Thirteenth Maine Regiment, 
and was sent to the Department of the Gulf. One of his most 
remarkable achievements occurred 29 December 1863, at Matagorda 
Bay, on the Texas coast, where, with one hundred men, he success- 
fully repulsed and escaped from a brigade of Confederate cavalry. 
For his bravery in this exploit Congress in 1865 awarded to Colonel 
Hesseltine the Congressional Medal. From Waterville College he 
received the degrees of A.B. (1863) and A.M. (1866), and was elected 
to membership in the Phi Beta Kappa Society. 

In 1865 he was admitted to the bar at Augusta, Me., and from 1865 
to 1870 practised his profession in Savannah, Ga. In the latter year 
he returned to the North and settled in Melrose, Mass., where he 
continued to reside until a few months before his death. He had a 
law office in Boston, and for many years was corporation counsel for 
the city of Melrose. Occasionally he contributed stories to popular 
magazines. 

He married first, 2 October 1853, Carrie M. Curtis of Bucksport, 
Me., who died 11 June 1856; secondly, at Waterville, 7 November 
1861, Mrs. Rebecca Melinda (Stark) Crosby, a widow, who died at 
Melrose in 1893; and thirdly, 21 February 1900, Caroline Georgie 
McNutt, daughter of John Johnson and Margaret (Hall) McNutt, 
who survives him, together with three children by his second wife: 
Norman Francis, Gertrude Rebecca, and Marion Elizabeth. A child 
by his first wife died in infancy. 



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Alfred Addison Thomas, A.B., of Dayton, Ohio, a resident 
member since 1914, was born at Hamilton, Ohio, 4 July 1845, the son 
of Thomas Ebenezer and Lydia Smith (Fisher) Thomas, and died at 
Dayton 3 March 1916. His grandfather, Thomas Thomas, was born 
at Wem, Shropshire, England, in February 1776; and his father, 
Thomas Ebenezer Thomas, was born at Chelmsford, co. Essex, 
England, 22 December 1812, and married Lydia Smith Fisher, who 
was born in Boston, Mass., in 1821, a descendant of Anthony 1 Fisher 
and a daughter of Nathaniel 7 Fisher. 

His preparation for college was carried on in the schools of Day- 
ton; but after spending three years at the high school he entered the 
Army in 1863, and served for nearly a year in a cavalry regiment. 
He then studied for two years at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 
going from there to Dartmouth College, where he was graduated in 
1867. 

After teaching for a year and a half in the Latin department of the 
Central High School at Dayton, working on the staff of the Dayton 
Journal, and at the same time reading law in the office of J. A. Jordan, 
he was admitted to the bar in September 1869, and became a partner 
of Mr. Jordan. When the latter was made a judge, he formed a 
partnership with Samuel B. Smith. 

He was a member of the school board of Dayton for two terms, 
and was three times elected city solicitor. He was president of the 
Southern Ohio Coal & Iron Company, 1875-1882, president of the 
first electric railroad in or near Dayton, and general attorney for what 
is now the Toledo, St. Louis & Western Railroad. In 1887 he re- 
moved to Chicago, 111., and for about nine years was general solicitor 
of the Central Union Telephone Company and the Chicago Telephone 
Company. Returning to Dayton, he was at times general counsel of 
the National Cash Register Company, and from 1902 to 1906 was 
secretary of this corporation. At the be ginnin g of 1907 he entered 
into partnership with Charles D. Bronson for the general practice of 
law in Dayton, and remained in this firm until his death. He was 
highly esteemed as a corporation lawyer, and was characterized as 
"honorable and upright in all his dealings, . . . not only a good 
lawyer but a fine business man." 

He compiled and published two books, viz.: ''Correspondence 
of Thomas Ebenezer Thomas, mainly relating to the Anti-Slavery 
Conflict in Ohio, especially in the Presbyterian Church," in 1909, and 
"Letters of Thomas E. Thomas to his Children and Others, mainly 
about their Education; also Letters received by him," in 1913. He 
wrote and printed many pamphlets, among them "Limitations on 
the Power of the Ohio Constitutional Convention," "Interest and 
Usury," "The Sioux Outbreak in Minnesota in 1862," "The War of 
Secession as we see it now," "The Great Northwest," "Responsi- 
bility of the Confederate Government for the Assassination of 
Lincoln," "The High School's Place in Education," "Financial 
Crises and Depressions," "The Unpopularity of Corporations: the 
Causes and Remedy," "What shall we do with the Canal?", and 
"Some Family Genealogies, being certain Data of the Forefathers, 
written for his Son, Thomas Head Thomas: Part I, Fisher Ancestry; 



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Part II, Head Ancestry." He also compiled for his son a brief 
genealogy of his Thomas and Fisher ancestors. 

He married, 1 January 1880, Jennie Lind Head of Dayton, daughter 
of Orson Sherman and Mary J. (Treadwell) Head, who survives him, 
together with three children: Thomas Head Thomas, widely known 
as an author, whose home is now in Florence, Italy, Gertrude, wife 
of Henry S. Mead of Dayton, and Felix, a well-known patent lawyer 
of New York City. 

Frederick Thayer Hunt, A.B., of East Weymouth, Mass., a 
resident member since 1906, was born at Scituate, Mass., 11 Septem- 
ber 1857, the son of Edmund S. and Annie Maria (Poole) Hunt, and 
died at East Weymouth 8 March 1916. He traced his descent from 
Enoch 1 Hunt of Weymouth, Mass., through Ephraim, 2 Ephraim, 3 
Ebenezer, 4 Ebenezer, 5 Ebenezer, 6 Maj. Elias, 7 and Edmund S., 8 his 
father. 

He was educated in private schools at Weymouth, in the public 
high school, and at Adams Academy, Quincy, Mass., and was gradu- 
ated at Harvard College in 1882. He studied law in the office of Hon. 
Charles T. Gallagher of Boston and at Boston University, and was 
admitted to the Suffolk bar in 1885; but in 1889 he gave up the 
practice of his profession and went into business with his father and 
brother at Weymouth, under the firm name of Edmund S. Hunt & 
Sons. The firm was engaged in the manufacture of fireworks, and 
Mr. Hunt continued in that business until his death. 

One of his great pleasures was the collecting of books and prints. 
He was a member of the University Club of Boston, the Boston Art 
Club, the Harvard Club of Boston, the Harvard Club of New York, 
and the Whale Island Club of Weymouth. 

He married, 2 February 1907, Bessie Bicknell French, daughter of 
the late Peter W. French of East Weymouth, who survives him. 

William Palmer Bolles, M.D., of Boston, a resident member 
since 1911, was born at New London, Conn., 14 June 1845, the son of 
William and Cornelia Congdon (Palmer) Bolles, and died in Boston 
18 March 1916. He traced his descent from Joseph 1 Bolles, through 
Thomas, 2 John, 3 Joshua, 4 Hezekiah, 5 and William, 6 his father. 

He was educated in the public schools (including the high school) 
in New London, by his father, and at the Harvard Medical School, 
where he was graduated in 1871. 

He was house officer in the Boston City Hospital, 1870-71, and 
practised medicine in Boston from 1872 until the time of his death. 
He was visiting surgeon at the Boston City Hospital, 1885-1908, and 
afterwards consulting surgeon there, and at one time was professor 
of materia medica in the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and 
instructor in materia medica in the Harvard Medical School. He 
was a member of many medical societies in Boston, and was the author 
of books on surgery. 

He married, 12 June 1882, Martha Barrett Sumner of Boston, who 
survives him, daughter of William Russell and Anna Alleyne (Chick- 
ering) Sumner. His son died in boyhood. 



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John McAllister Stevenson of Pittsfield, Mass., a resident 
member since 1910, was born at Cambridge, N. Y., 31 August 1846, 
the son of John M. and Seraph Huldah (Newton) Stevenson, and 
died at Asheville, N. C, 20 March 1916. His grandfather, William 
Stevenson, a native of Stranraer, Scotland, came to the United States 
in 1795 and settled at Cambridge, N. Y., where he became a leading 
merchant. He was thrice married, his second wife being Frances 
Wardale McAllister, daughter of John McAllister, a well-known 
merchant of Philadelphia, Pa. John McAllister Stevenson's mother 
was a descendant of John Howland of the Mayflower, and several of 
his ancestors were soldiers in the Revolutionary War. 

He was educated in the public schools of Cambridge, Washington 
Academy in Cambridge, and the Walnut Hill School at Geneva, N. Y., 
and was graduated at Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., in 1865. 
He then entered Yale College, but remained there only two years, his 
health preventing him from taking the full four years' course. He 
was then with his father at Cambridge and in New York City until 
September 1872, when he went to Pittsfield, Mass., and took a posi- 
tion in the office of David W. Bartlett, general agent for the Phoenix 
Mutual Life Insurance Company of Hartford, Conn. After that he 
occupied various positions until April 1877, when he entered into 
partnership with George D. Dutton in the insurance business. Mr. 
Stevenson subsequently purchased his partner's interest and formed 
the firm of J. M. Stevenson & Company. For a time he was engaged 
in the business with Thomas N. Enright and later with his brother, 
William C. Stevenson, and William C. Moulton, now members of the 
firm of Stevenson & Company. In September 1879 Mr. Stevenson 
was elected secretary and treasurer of the Berkshire Mutual Fire 
Insurance Company, to the interests of which he devoted much of his 
time, energy, and thought, thus enabling it to become one of the 
strong institutions of western Massachusetts. In January 1912 he 
declined reelection as secretary and was chosen vice-president of the 
Company. He was active in the affairs of the Hampshire Mutual 
Fire Insurance Company, becoming its president about four years 
ago, and from 1883 to 1896 he served as clerk and treasurer of the 
Pittsfield Board of Underwriters. He also took an active interest in 
street railway matters. 

He belonged to the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descend- 
ants, to the Society of Colonial Wars in the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, and to the Society of Sons of the American Revolu- 
tion. He was connected with many social and charitable organiza- 
tions in Berkshire County. From April 1881 to April 1906 he was 
clerk of the First Congregational Parish of Pittsfield. His devotion 
to the interests of the organizations of which he was secretary or clerk 
is shown by the fact that he never missed a meeting at which his 
presence was officially required. 

Mr. Stevenson was always affiliated with the Republican Party 
and was an ardent champion of its policies; but his only political 
office was that of member of the General Court, to which he was twice 
elected. 

He married, 27 January 1880, Hattie Cooley of Pittsfield, who 



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survives him, together with four children: John McAllister, Louis 
Tillotson, and Holland Newton Stevenson, all graduates of Yale, and 
Mrs. Clara C. Graves. 

Cf. The Berkshire Evening Eagle, 21 March 1916. 

Charles Chauncey, A.B., of Philadelphia, Pa., a resident member 
since 1883, was born in Philadelphia 15 August 1838, the son of 
Nathaniel and Elizabeth Sewall (Salisbury) Chauncey, and died in 
Philadelphia 3 April 1916. He was a descendant of President 
Charles 1 Chauncy of Harvard College through Nathaniel, 2 Nathaniel, 3 
Elihu, 4 Charles, 5 and Nathaniel, 6 his father. 

He was prepared for college in Boston by T. G. Bradford and John 
Noble, and was graduated at Harvard in 1859. 

He was commissioned as first lieutenant and adjutant of the 
Second Pennsylvania Cavalry 8 November 1861, and as captain in 
April 1862. In 1863 he was on the staff of General Stahel and later on 
that of General Kilpatrick. He rejoined his regiment in July 1863, 
was present at the Battle of Gettysburg, and took part in Sheridan's 
raid to Gordonsville in 1864. On account of disability he resigned 
from the service 6 September 1864. 

He was a lawyer of note, was largely interested in the care of 
estates, and was a director in several railroad companies. At one 
time he was president of the Harvard Club of Philadelphia and a 
member of the Society of Colonial Wars, and he was interested in 
civil service reform, the Indian Eights Association, and many charities. 

He married Agnes Conway Robinson of Philadelphia, who survives 
him. 



Mrs. Deborah Jane Spaulding (Pomeroy) Darling of Lincoln, 
Mass., a resident member since 1910, was born at Southampton, 
Mass., 3 April 1845, the daughter of David and Mary Ann (Pomeroy) 
Pomeroy, and died at Lincoln 6 April 1916. She traced her descent 
from Eltweed 1 Pomeroy of Dorchester, Mass., and Windsor, Conn., 
through Caleb, 2 Samuel, 3 Joshua, 4 Gideon, 5 and David, 6 her father, 
and on her mother's side she was a descendant of the same Eltweed 1 
Pomeroy through Caleb, 2 Eldad, 3 Elisha, 4 Isaac, 5 Isaac, 6 and Mary 
Ann, 7 her mother. 

She was educated at home, in the district school, at Sheldon Acad- 
emy in Southampton, and at the high school in Easthampton, Mass. 

She assisted in compiling genealogies of the descendants of Eltweed 
Pomeroy, Denice Darling, and Lieut. James Torrey, who were among 
the early settlers of Massachusetts. 

She was married, 4 June 1872, to Horace Edward Darling, who 
was born in Boston 31 December 1842 and died there 10 December 
1901, son of Horace Bates and Mehitable Smith (Lord) Darling. Of 
her three children, the first two died in infancy, but the third, Harriet 
Lyman, was married, 12 October 1904, to Dr. Joseph Storer Hart of 
Lincoln. 



William Stanford Stevens, A.M., M.D., of Boston, a resident 
member since 1886 and Corresponding Secretary of the Society for 



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the years 1893 and 1894, was born in Boston 13 June 1859, the son 
of Calvin, M.D., and Sophia Toppan (Crocker) Stevens, and died in 
Boston 29 April 1916. 

He was educated at the Dwight Grammar School, the Boston 
Latin School, and Harvard University, receiving from Harvard the 
degree of A.B. in 1880, M.D. in 1883, and A.M. in 1884. 

In 1883 he began the practice of medicine in Boston; but in 1886 
he withdrew from active practice, and thereafter gave much of his 
time to the service of charitable and benevolent organizations and 
to his extensive business interests. In 1888 and 1889 he was a mem- 
ber of the Boston City Council, and in 1891 he sat as a Republican 
in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. After his marriage 
he removed to St. Albans, Vt., where he had a large farm. He 
resided in St. Albans for several years, was a member of the Board of 
Aldermen of that city, and from 1900 to 1903 was superintendent of 
the St. Albans Hospital, devoting himself to the task of building up 
this institution and putting it on a satisfactory basis. For two years 
after 1903 he travelled extensively with his family in Europe and in 
Egypt. 

He was a member of many medical societies, and was a Mason and 
a Knight Templar. Among the numerous organizations to which he 
belonged were the Appalachian Mountain Club, the Boston Art Club, 
the Union Club, the Twentieth Century Club, and the Harvard Club 
of Boston. 

He married at St. Albans, 11 December 1895, Emily Huntington 
Lewis, daughter of Silas Huntington and Harriet (Safford) Lewis of 
St. Albans, who, with two sons, Stanford Huntington and Philip 
Greeley, survives him. His eldest son died in infancy. 

James Longley of Boston, a life member since 1912, was born in 
Boston 13 January 1840, the son of James and Sally (Eustis) Longley, 
and died in Boston 9 May 1916. His father, a native of Boylston, 
Mass., was proprietor of a coffeehouse that stood for many years on 
the site now occupied by the Exchange Club in Boston. His grand- 
father, James, was also a native of Boylston. 

He attended the Chauncy Hall School, then went into a shoe store, 
and in early life became a partner in the Robinson & Longley Shoe 
Company on Hanover Street, Boston. His unusual sound judgment 
led to his election to positions of great responsibility. He was presi- 
dent of the Everett Mills, the Pepperell Manufacturing Company, 
the York Manufacturing Company, and the Hamilton Manufacturing 
Company, senior member of the Board of Trustees of the Franklin 
Savings Bank, a director and vice-president of the Boston Safe 
Deposit & Trust Company, and a director of the Union Trust 
Company of Chicago, 111., and the Boston Storage Warehouse 
Company. 

Mr. Longley was deeply interested in schools where young men and 
boys learn trades, as well as in many charities about Boston. He was 
vice-president of the Home for Aged Men, treasurer of the Paul Pratt 
Memorial Library at Cohasset, Mass., a member of the Boston Art 
Club, the Algonquin Club, and the Bostonian Society, and a life 



memoirs liii 

member of the Boston Young Men's Christian Union. He was a 
Unitarian, and attended Dr. Edward Everett Hale's church. 

He married Julia Robinson, who survives him, daughter of his 
former partner in the boot and shoe business. 

Elihu Chauncey, A.M., of New York City, a life member since 
1885, was born in Philadelphia, Pa., 17 August 1840, the son of 
Nathaniel and Elizabeth Sewall (Salisbury) Chauncey, and died in 
New York City 16 May 1916. He traced his lineage from President 
Charles 1 Chauncy of Harvard College through Nathaniel, 2 Nathaniel, 3 
Elihu, 4 Charles, 5 and Nathaniel, 6 his father, and he was a brother of 
Charles Chauncey of Philadelphia, a memoir of whom may be found 
above, on page li. 

From 1850 to 1856 he was educated in Philadelphia and at private 
schools in New Canaan, Conn., and Newton, Mass., and then, enter- 
ing Harvard College, he was graduated in the Class of 1861, receiving 
the degree of A.M. in course in 1864. During the year following his 
graduation he attended lectures on chemistry, physics, etc., at the 
Polytechnic College, Philadelphia. From October 1862 until Decem- 
ber 1863 he was in the office of Richard Jones, shipper of coal, Phila- 
delphia. In January 1864 he was elected secretary and treasurer of 
the Pottsville Mining and Manufacturing Company. He also held 
the position of director in the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac 
Railroad Company and in the Baltimore Steam Packet Company. 

In 1879 he removed to New York City, where he became actively 
interested in various religious and philanthropic organizations. He 
served as treasurer of the House of Mercy, as secretary and financial 
agent for the Fund for the Relief of Widows and Orphans of Deceased 
Clergymen, and of Aged, Infirm and Disabled Clergymen, and as a 
vestryman of Trinity Church. For twenty-five years (up to his 
resignation in 1913) he was treasurer of the General Theological 
Seminary in New York. He was also a member of the Board of 
Managers of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, and from 
June 1886 until his death was a trustee of the New York Protestant 
Episcopal Public School. 

He married in New York City, 14 November 1871, Mary Jane 
Potter, daughter of Right Rev. Horatio Potter, D.D., Protestant 
Episcopal Bishop of New York, who with one daughter, Nathalie 
Elisabeth, the wife of Seth Low Pierrepont, survives him. 

Arthur Presbret Fowler of Brookline, Mass., a resident member 
since 1909, was born in Boston 12 April 1862, the son of Edmund and 
Hannah (Allen) Fowler, and died in Boston 26 May 1916. 

He was educated in the public schools of Boston and at the Roxbury 
Latin School, and nearly his whole life was spent in Boston. For 
many years he was in the wholesale leather business, and won the 
confidence of all with whom he was brought into contact. "His 
tastes were refined and simple, and in the pursuit of his favorite recre- 
ation and study, the genealogy of the various branches of his family, 
he spent for many years the leisure hours from a busy life in patient, 
painstaking research, which displayed rare qualities of persistence 



llV N. E. HISTOEIC GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 

and accuracy, and great skill and ability in this particular line. The 
result of his work was the accumulation of a large amount of valuable 
information on his subject, reliable and well arranged, and much of 
it new." 
He married, in 1903, Elmira A. Palmeter, who survives him. 

Chables Bailey Gookin of Boston, elected to resident member- 
ship in 1879 and made a life member in 1908, was born in Boston 
26 September 1847, the son of Samuel H. and Martha (Ball) Gookin, 
and died at Tisbury, Mass., 16 June 1916. He was a descendant of 
Maj.-Gen. Daniel Gookin, who after spending several years in Vir- 
ginia came to Massachusetts in 1644 and settled in Cambridge. 

He attended the Chauncy Hall School in Boston and the United 
States Naval Academy, but left the Academy before completing the 
course there. He then prepared for Harvard College, but instead of 
going to college he entered the dry goods commission house of Froth- 
ingham & Company, and later associated himself with the firm of 
Joy, Langdon & Company, in which he was a partner for many 
years. In 1909 ill health compelled him to retire from active work, 
after he had spent nearly forty years in the dry goods commission 
business. 

He made his home in Boston, and had a summer residence at 
West Chop, in the town of Tisbury, on the island of Martha's Vine- 
yard. He was a member of the Algonquin Club of Boston and of 
the Country Club. 

He married, 29 December 1874, Marie T. Blodgett, daughter of 
Charles F. and Caroline T. Blodgett of Providence, R. I., who 
survives him, together with two children: Marie, and Dorothy 
Quincy, now Mrs. Effingham Lawrence of New York City. 

Frank Herbert Damon of Scituate, Mass., a resident member 
since 1912, was born at South Scituate, Mass., 10 June 1854, the son 
of Charles Henry and Rosilla North (Bennett) Damon, and died at 
Stoneham, Mass., 19 June 1916. He traced his descent from John 1 
Damon, an early settler at Scituate, through Zachary, 2 Zachary, 3 
Zachary, 4 Galen, 5 Galen, 6 and Charles Henry, 7 his father. 

He was educated in public and private schools in Scituate, and 
came to Boston at the age of thirteen. For forty-four years he 
served the same financial interests, acting as treasurer and trustee, 
and for many years he was assistant treasurer of the Boston Museum 
of Fine Arts. Until 1915 he resided in Melrose, Mass., spending his 
summers in Scituate, but he intended to reside permanently in 
Scituate and built a house there. 

He was a charter member of the Amphion Club of Melrose, and a 
member of various Masonic organizations and of the Society of 



Colonial Wars. 



He married, 7 September 1880, Jessie Fremont Jones, daughter 
of Charles C. and Hannah Lincoln Jones, who survives him, with two 
children: Arthur Herbert Damon, A.B. (Harvard, 1904), LL.B. 
(Harvard, 1907), a lawyer of Boston, and Gladys Louise Damon. 



MEMOIRS IV 

Addison Lyman Day, B.S., of St. Louis, Mo., a resident member 
since 1910, was born at Springfield, Mass., 29 April 1849, the son of 
Addison and Margaret (Smith) Day, and died in St. Louis 25 June 
1916. He was a descendant of Robert 1 Day of Hartford, Conn., 
through John, 2 John, 3 Abraham, 4 Ezra, 5 Plin, 6 and Addison, 7 his 
father. 

He was educated in Springfield, Mass., Davenport, Iowa, and at 
the Jefferson County Institute, Watertown, N. Y., and was prepared 
for college at the Lowville Academy, Lowville, N. Y. He was 
graduated at Dartmouth College in 1870, receiving the degree of B.S. 

After graduation he followed for two years the vocation of civil 
engineer, and then entered the railway business, becoming superin- 
tendent's clerk on the St. Louis & Iron Mountain Railroad and, later, 
assistant superintendent of the Utica & Black River Railroad. He 
then engaged in business in Utica, N. Y., and afterwards was con- 
nected with the Union Pacific Railroad and was stationed at Atchison, 
Kans. Then he became associated with the Hoyt Metal Company 
of St. Louis, and, with the exception of about three years, continued 
with this company for more than thirty years, holding various 
positions of responsibility. 

He was connected first with the Congregational and later with the 
Presbyterian Church, and was a member of various Masonic bodies. 

He married first, 12 March 1872, Carrie Emma Dewey of Hanover, 
N. H., daughter of Gardner Watson and Marcia Ann (Clark) Dewey; 
and secondly, 14 September 1886, Mrs. Maude Emma (Gardner) 
Cunningham of New York City. Of his three children by his first 
wife, two died young. He had no children by bis second wife. 

Mrs. Marguerite Levering (Woods) Ayer of Winchester, Mass., 
a resident member since 1914, was born at Cambridge, Mass., 12 May 
1881, the daughter of Charles Rowell and Sophie Levering (Mattis) 
Woods, and died at Winchester 28 June 1916. 

She was educated at Arthur Gilman's school in Cambridge from 
1888 to 1893, at Sister Elisabeth's school in Florence, Italy, in 1893, 
at the Walnut Hill School, Natick, Mass., 1894-1897, and at the 
Gilman School in Cambridge, 1898-1901. She also studied music in 
Florence and under Mr. Warren Andrew Locke in Cambridge. 

Mrs. Ayer was prominent in the social and church life of Winchester, 
being a member of and a worker in the Church of the Epiphany 
(Protestant Episcopal). She was also prominent in the musical 
circles of the town and was a member of the McDowell Club of Boston. 

She was married, 8 June 1904, to William Pitt Frye Ayer, son of 
Wells and Lizzie (DeWitt) Ayer, who, with one child, Robert Wells 
Ayer, survives her. 

Emory McClintock:, A.M., Ph.D., LL.D., of Bayhead, N. J., a 
life member since 1905, was born at Carlisle, Pa., 19 September 1840, 
the son of Rev. John, D.D., LL.D., and Caroline Augusta (Wakeman) 
McClintock, and died at Bayhead 10 July 1916. He traced his 
descent from Alexander McClintock of Trinta House, co. Donegal, 
Ireland, born probably in co. Argyll, Scotland, who married Catherine 



lvi N. E. HISTORIC GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 

Stenson, through John (son of Alexander) of Trinta House, co. 
Donegal, born in 1649, who married Jenet Lowry, William (son of 
John) of Cappagh, co. Tyrone, Ireland, physician, born at Trinta in 
1696, who married Isabella Forster, James (son of William) of 
Cappagh, physician, who married Margaret Lemon, John (son of 
James) of Philadelphia, Pa., born at Cappagh in 1784, who married 
Martha McMackin, and John (son of John), his father, born in Phila- 
delphia 27 October 1814. 

He was graduated at Columbia University, with the degree of A.B., 
in 1859, took the degree of A.M. in course at Columbia in 1862, and 
received the honorary degree of Ph.D. from the University of Wis- 
consin in 1884 and the degree of LL.D. from Columbia in 1885 and 
from Yale in 1899. 

In 1859-60 he was tutor in mathematics at Columbia University, 
and from 1863 to 1866 he was United States consular agent at Brad- 
ford, England. He then entered upon his life work as an actuary 
for insurance companies, being connected in this capacity with the 
Asbury Life Insurance Company of New York from 1867 to 1871 and 
with the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company of Mil- 
waukee from 1871 to 1889. From 1889 to 1911 he was actuary of 
the Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York, and he was also 
vice-president and trustee of this company from 1905 to 1911 and 
consulting actuary and trustee from 1911 on. He was president of 
the American Mathematical Society from 1890 to 1894, president of 
the Actuarial Society of America from 1895 to 1897, honorary fellow 
of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and fellow of the 
Institute of Actuaries of London, England. He was a contributor 
to mathematical journals and to the transactions of mathematical 
societies. 

He married at Trenton, N. J., 10 January 1890, Isabella Bishop 
of Trenton, who survives him, daughter of Hon. James, M.C., and 
Mary Faugeres (Ellis) Bishop. 

Cf. Who's Who in America, 1914-1915. p. 1484. 

Hon. Horace Davis, A.B., LL.D., of San Francisco, Cal., a life 
member since 1883, was born at Worcester, Mass., 16 March 1831, 
the son of Gov. John and Eliza (Bancroft) Davis, and died at San 
Francisco 13 July 1916. He traced his lineage from Dolor 1 Davis 
of Cambridge, Mass., through Samuel, 2 Simon, 3 Simon, 4 Isaac, 5 and 
Gov. John, 6 his father; and his mother was a sister of George Ban- 
croft, the historian. 

He was graduated at Harvard University in 1849, and received 
the degree of LL.D. from his alma mater in 1911. The same degree 
was conferred upon him by the University of the Pacific in 1889 and 
by the University of California in 1912. 

After graduating he studied law, but in 1852 went to California 
and became a manufacturer. His life was largely devoted to business 
and to educational, patriotic, and religious enterprises. In 1864 he 
was president of the San Francisco Mercantile Library, from 1867 
to 1887 president of the Produce Exchange, and in 1883 president of 
the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. He was a representative 



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from the San Francisco district in the Forty-Fifth and Forty-Sixth 
Congresses, 1877-1881, a member of the Republican National Com- 
mittee, 1880-1888, and a presidential elector in 1884. He was 
president of the University of California from 1887 to 1890, a trustee 
of the Leland Stanford, Jr., University, being the president of the 
Board, president of the California School of Mechanic Arts, a corre- 
sponding member of the Massachusetts Historical Society, and a 
member of the American Antiquarian Society, the American Histori- 
cal Association, and The Colonial Society of Massachusetts. At 
one time he was president of the National Conference of Unitarian 
Churches, and he was a vice-president of the American Unitarian 
Association. 

Among his published works may be mentioned a book entitled 
"American Constitutions." 

He married, 6 February 1874, Edith Sawyer King, who died in 
1909, daughter of Rev. Thomas Starr King. 

Cf. Who's Who in America, 1914-1915, p. 597. 

Louis Augustus Woodbury, M.D., of Groveland, Mass., a resi- 
dent member since 1895, was born at Salem, N. H., 1 October 1844, 
the son of Washington and Dolly Head (Jones) Woodbury, and died 
at Groveland 18 July 1916. 

He was educated in the public schools of Concord, N. H., and in 
1860 entered the employ of Edson C. Eastman, publisher, of Concord, 
where he remained until November 1862. Then he enlisted in Com- 
pany D, Sixteenth New Hampshire Volunteers, and served with 
General Banks in Louisiana until August 1863, when his regiment 
returned to Concord and he was mustered out. After following the 
occupation of clerk for a few years he entered the office of Charles C. 
Talbot, M.D., of Lawrence, Mass., as a student of medicine, and in 
1870 matriculated at the Harvard Medical School, receiving the 
degree of M.D. from Harvard in 1872. He settled at Groveland, 
where he practised medicine until about five years ago, when failing 
health compelled him to relinquish his large practice to others. 

He was a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society, the New 
Hampshire Association of Army Surgeons, the Haverhill (Mass.) 
Medical Club, the Society of Sons of the American Revolution, the 
Essex Institute, and the Grand Army of the Republic. He was a 
Mason and a Knight Templar, and was a vestryman of Trinity 
Church (Protestant Episcopal), Haverhill. 

He contributed several papers to medical societies and did con- 
siderable historical and genealogical work. Among his papers and 
published works are the following: "A Contribution to the Early 
History of Medicine in Haverhill, Mass.," "Inscriptions from the 
Old Cemetery in Groveland," "Early Ministers of Bradford," and 
"An Historical Sketch of Bradford in the Revolution." 

He married first, at North Andover, Mass., 23 June 1869, Alice 
Chester Stanwood, who died 28 May 1889; and secondly, at Ports- 
mouth, N. H., 16 September 1890, Helen Ney Robinson, who survives 
him. 

Cf. Who's Who in New England, 1916, p. 1177. 



lviii N. E. HISTORIC GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 

John Richardson of Newton, Mass., elected a resident member 
3 May 1916, was born at Newton 22 October 1857, the son of John 
and Charlotte Sullivan (Blood) Richardson, and died at Cohasset, 
Mass., 30 July 1916. He traced his descent from Ezekiel 1 Richardson, 
who was at Charlestown, Mass., in 1630, through Theophilus, 2 
Ezekiel, 3 Theophilus, 4 Edward, 5 John, 6 John H., 7 John, 8 and John, 9 
his father. He was also a descendant of John Howland of the May- 
flower. 

He was educated in the schools of Boston and at Vevey, Switzer- 
land, and was by occupation a merchant. 

He married, 24 October 1883, Louisa Morrow Cabot, who survives 
him, together with three children: Louisa Cabot Richardson, John 
Richardson, and Charlotte Blake Richardson. 

Charles Sumner Dana, B.A., of Marietta, Ohio, a resident mem- 
.ber since 1911, was born at Belpr6, Ohio, 15 November 1864, the son 
of George and Lucy (Byington) Dana, and died at Marietta 1 August 
1916. He traced his lineage from Richard 1 Dana of Cambridge, 
Mass., through Benjamin, 2 William, 3 Capt. William, 4 a Revolutionary 
soldier who settled at Belpr£, Ohio, George, 6 and George, 6 his father. 

He was prepared for college at the Marietta Academy and was 
graduated at Marietta College in 1886. 

He was a manufacturer of paints and wood-finishing materials, 
I and about twenty years ago organized the Marietta Paint and Color 

Company, of which he was president until his death. Though a 
most successful business man, he found time to pursue his favorite 
studies in American history and Shaksperiana and to serve his college 
as trustee and the schools of Marietta on their official boards. He 
was a member of the Pioneer Society of Washington County, Ohio, 
and also of the Ohio State Archaeological Society. As a Republican 
he was active in Ohio politics, having been a member of the State 
Senate, a chairman of county committees, and a delegate to district, 
State, and National conventions many times. Among his writings 
were a history of Belpre* and an essay on Alexander Hamilton. 

He married, 2 January 1891, Mary Anderson Sayre, daughter of 
Daniel Fawcett and Emily Anderson Sayre, who survives him, 
together with one daughter, Frances Bancroft, who was married, 
24 December 1915, to David Moore Russell, Jr., of Memphis, Tenn. 

John Jacob Loud, A.M., of Weymouth, Mass., elected to resident 
membership in 1867 and made a life member in 1874, was born at 
Weymouth 2 November 1844, the son of John White and Sarah 
Humphrey (Blanchard) Loud, and died at Weymouth 10 August 
1916. He traced his descent from Francis 1 Loud of Ipswich, Mass., 
through Francis 2 of Weymouth, Jacob, 3 Jacob, 4 Jacob, 5 and John 
White, 6 his father. He was also a descendant of Elder William 
Brewster and John Alden of the Mayflower. His sister, Annie Frances 
Loud of Brookline, Mass., is a well-known composer of sacred music. 

He was prepared for college at the high school in Weymouth, and 
was graduated from Harvard in 1866, receiving the degree of A.M. 
from his alma mater in 1869. He afterwards studied law in the office 



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of Jewell, Gaston & Field, and was admitted to the Massachusetts 
bar in 1871; but, instead of following the profession of the law, he 
devoted himself to banking, taking the position of cashier of the 
Union National Bank of Weymouth, formerly held by his father, 
in 1874 and retaining it for twenty-one years. He was also a trustee 
of the Weymouth Savings Bank from 1875 to 1895 and its vice- 
president from 1887 to 1895. 

Much of his time was expended in generous service to his native 
town, particularly as a musician, speaker, and genealogist. Not 
only was he the conductor of the choir of the Union Religious Society 
of Weymouth and Braintree for twenty years, from 1872 to 1892, 
but he was also a composer of music, his compositions including many 
patriotic songs and hymns, of which his hymn, "The Commonwealth 
of Massachusetts," is the most famous. He was a speaker and 
writer of no mean ability, especially in the lines of local history and 
genealogy. He was one of the founders of the Weymouth Historical 
Society, its vice-president from 1879 to 1885, and afterwards its 
president. For twenty years he served as treasurer of the Union 
Religious Society. In 1903 he was president of the Weymouth Old 
Home Week Celebration. It was, therefore, well said of him by an 
historian of his town that "for forty years he was associated with 
every movement for the betterment of the town of his nativity, and 
was a representative of the best type of citizenship to be found in 
New England." 

He was elected a member of the Maine Genealogical Society in 
1889 and a corresponding member of the New Hampshire Genealogi- 
cal Society in 1905. 

He married at Braintree, Mass., 7 November 1872, Emily Keith 
Vickery of Weymouth, who died in January 1911. Of their eight 
children, six survive them: John Hermann of Brookline, a com- 
poser of sacred music and organist of the Park Street Church, 
Boston, Rev. Oliver Blanchard of Mittineague, Mass., Ralph White 
of Cambridge, Mass., Martha Alice, Helen Frances, and Roger 
Perkins. 

Warken Fisher Gay, A.B., M.D., of Boston, a resident member 
since 1905, was born at Swampscott, Mass., 24 July 1866, the son 
of Dr. George Henry and Elizabeth Greenough (Lewis) Gay, and 
died in Boston 26 August 1916. He traced his descent from John 1 
Gay of Watertown and Dedham, Mass., through Nathaniel, 2 Lusher, 3 
Lusher, 4 Lusher, 5 Willard, 6 George, 7 and George Henry, 8 his father. 
A more extended account of his ancestors may be found in the 
memoir of his brother, Frederick Lewis Gay, A.B., published in the 
Register of April 1917. 

He was educated at the Boston Latin School and at Harvard 
University, and received from Harvard the degree of A.B. in 1890 
and of M.D. in 1893. 

Following in the footsteps of his maternal grandfather, Dr. Winslow 
Lewis, and of his father, he chose surgery for his specialty. At 
various times he was connected with the Massachusetts General 
Hospital, the Woman's Charity Club Hospital, the Carney Hospital, 



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St. Elizabeth Hospital, and the Boston Dispensary, and was an 
instructor in surgery in the Tufts Medical School. 

He was a member of various medical societies, was a Mason and 
a Knight Templar, and was a member of the Massachusetts Society 
of Mayflower Descendants and of the Society of Colonial Wars in the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He belonged to the University 
Club of Boston, the Harvard Club of Boston, and the Harvard Club 
of New York. 

He married, 8 June 1904, Ellen Freeman Stickney, daughter of 
Dr. Josiah Henry and Elizabeth Shannon (March) Stickney, who, 
with an only son, George Henry, survives him. 

Charles Wetter Bo wen of Providence, R. I., elected a resident 
member 3 May 1916, was born at Providence 22 January 1851, the 
son of Charles Wetter and Louisa Sampson (Martin) Bowen, and 
/lied at Providence 15 September 1916. 

He was president of the C. W. and R. M. Bowen Company, and 
was a member and an officer of several societies. 

He married, 6 June 1892, Alice Minetta LeValley, who died 16 De- 
cember 1908, daughter of Henry Jenckes and Rebecca Josephine 
(Sisson) LeValley. They had four children, Charles Wetter, Richard 
Martin, Rebecca LeValley, and Edward Sampson, all of whom 
survive their parents. 

Frank Dempster Sherman, Ph.B., of New York City, elected a 
resident member 5 April 1916, was born at Peekskill, N. Y., 6 May 
1860, the son of John Dempster and Lucy (McFarland) Sherman, 
and died in New York City 19 September 1916. 

He traced his ancestry back to Thomas Sherman of Diss, co. 
Norfolk, England, gentleman, who was born probably about 1420 and 
died in 1492 or 1493. John Sherman of Diss, co. Norfolk, and Yaxley, 
co. Suffolk, son of Thomas, was the father of Thomas of Yaxley, whose 
son Henry was of Colchester, co. Essex. Henry's son Henry and the 
latter's son Samuel were clothiers and lived at Dedham; and Philip, 
son of Samuel, came to New England in 1633, settled first at Rox- 
bury, Mass., and in 1638, being an adherent of Anne Hutchinson, 
was banished, went to Rhode Island, and became one of the founders 
of Portsmouth in that Colonj*. From this Philip 1 the line was con- 
tinued, through Peleg, 2 Thomas, 3 Benjamin, 4 James, 5 and James, 6 
to John Dempster, 7 father of the subject of this memoir. Frank 
Dempster Sherman was also a descendant of Elder William Brewster 
of the Mayflower. 

He was educated at home by his parents, studied for a year at the 
Peekskill Military Academy, and entered Columbia University in 
the fall of 1880. He was a member of the first class in architecture 
that was graduated at Columbia, and received there the degree of 
Ph.B. in 1884. After a year devoted to graduate work in English 
at Harvard University he was called back to Peekskill by his father's 
ill health and was obliged to look after his father's business as a book 
dealer. In 1887 he was appointed assistant in architecture at Co- 
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he was promoted to the post of adjunct professor of architecture, 
and in 1904 he was appointed professor of graphics at Columbia, 
holding this chair, which was established expressly for him, until 
his death. 

Professor Sherman early gained a wide reputation as a poet, 
and among his published collections of verse may be mentioned 
"Madrigals and Catches," 1887, "New Waggings of Old Tales," 
which appeared in 1887 and was written in collaboration with John 
Kendrick Bangs, "Lyrics for a Lute," 1890, "Little Folk's Lyrics," 
1892-1897, and "Lyrics of Joy," 1904. In collaboration with 
Clinton Scollard he was the author of "A Southern Flight," 1905. 
In the field of pure mathematics he was regarded as a leader, and his 
interest in genealogy led him to compile a voluminous work on the 
Sherman family in America. In 1915 "The Ancestry of James 
Morgan Sherman and his Descendants" was printed by him for 
private distribution. 

He was a member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters and 
of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. 

He married at PeekskiU, N. Y., 16 November 1887, Juliet Mer- 
sereau Durand, daughter of Rev. Cyrus Bervick and Sarah Elizabeth 
(Mersereau) Durand, who, with one son, Dempster Durand Sher- 
man, survives him. 

Cf. New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, vol. 48, pp. 119-124 (April 1917), 
for memoir of Frank Dempster Sherman, Ph.B., with portrait. 

Melvtnt Eugene Rice of South Sudbury, Mass., a resident mem- 
ber since 1894, was bom in Brookfield, Vt., 22 May 1847, the son of 
Alphonso and Mary (Cardwell) Rice, and died at South Sudbury 
21 September 1916. He traced his descent from Edmund 1 Rice of 
Sudbury and Marlborough, Mass., through Thomas, 2 Elisha, 3 Zebu- 
Ion, 4 Stephen, 5 and Alphonso, 6 his father. 

Mr. Rice went to Minneapolis, Minn., at an early age, prepared 
for college, and later taught school, but owing to overwork was 
unable to continue his studies. He entered the employ of a dry 
goods store in Minneapolis, where he remained a short time, and 
then came to Boston, where he became a clerk in the store of Hogg, 
Brown & Taylor. After gaining a thorough knowledge of the busi- 
ness of that establishment he, with a partner, opened in 1872 a dry 
goods store in Milford, Mass., where he remained eight years. This 
first business venture was a success. In the fall of 1880 he went 
to Chelsea, Mass., and, buying the stock of Woodward & Lathrop 
at 222 Broadway, established with a friend the firm of Rice & 
Miller. At the expiration of two years the name was changed to 
M. E. Rice, Mr. Rice having bought his partner's interest. After 
the great fire of 1908 he contemplated retiring from business; but 
he finally decided that he owed something to the city and to those 
who had so long been in his employ, and the business was continued. 
His eyesight becoming impaired, he was unable to give much atten- 
tion to business during the last seven years of his life, although he 
came often to his store. He was one of the directors of the old Win- 
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Company and a trustee of the County Savings Bank at the time of 
his death. 

Some eight years before his death he bought an estate at South 
Sudbury, which was from that time his home. 

He married, 3 September 1872, Adele M. Jackson, who survives 
him. 

Frank Edson Shedd, B.S., of Dorchester, Mass., a life member 
since 1890, was born at Sharon, N. H., 18 July 1856, the son of John 
Brooks and Sarah Jane (Verder) Shedd, and died at Dorchester 
22 September 1916. He traced his lineage from Daniel 1 Shed of 
Braintree, Mass., through Daniel, 2 Daniel, 3 Daniel, 4 Reuben, 5 and 
John Brooks, 6 his father. 

He was educated in the common schools and high school at Sharon 
and at the Conant High School at East Jaffrey, N. H., and was 
. graduated with honors at the Chandler Scientific School of' Dart- 
mouth College in 1880, receiving the degree of B.S. For a year after 
graduation he taught school, and then became connected with the 
United States Coast and Geodetic Survey, being employed in chart- 
ing the coast of Maine. About a year later he left the Government 
service to take up the profession of civil engineer, in which he achieved 
great success. In 1886 he was placed in charge of the erection of the 
Washington Mills, at Lawrence, Mass., now owned by the American 
Woolen Company, and in 1887 became a member of the staff of 
Lockwood, Greene & Company, continuing with this firm until his 
death. In January 1901, upon the incorporation of the firm, Mr. 
Shedd became a director and vice-president. During his long associa- 
tion with this firm he designed many important structures, among 
them the new plant of the Plymouth Cordage Company at Welland, 
Ontario, and the large print works of the Pacific Mills at Lawrence. 
He also designed large dams in North and South Carolina and 
Georgia and was considered one of the leading authorities in this 
country on hydraulic developments. 

Mr. Shedd was a member of the Society of Civil Engineers, the 
Boston Society of Civil Engineers, and the American Society of 
Mechanical Engineers. He belonged to various Masonic organiza- 
tions, and was a member of the Second Congregational Church in 
Dorchester. He gave much time to genealogical research, and was 
the leading spirit in the Shedd Family Association, which recently 
unveiled at Quincy, Mass., a monument' designed by him. He was 
a member of the New Hampshire Historical Society, and at the time 
of his death was a member of the Committee on the Library of the 
New England Historic Genealogical Society, having begun his service 
on this committee in 1915. 

He married Anna Maud Tucker of Lowell, Mass, who, with one 
son, Maurice Parker Shedd, survives him. 

David Hubbard Nutting, M.D., of Randolph Centre, Vt., a life 
member since 1910, was born at Randolph Centre, 17 May 1829, the 
son of William, A.M., and Mary Barrett (Hubbard) Nutting, and 
died there 5 October 1916. He traced his lineage from John 1 Nutting 



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of Groton, Mass., who was killed by the Indians in King Philip's War, 
through John, 2 Jonathan, 3 William, 4 William, 6 and William, 6 his 
father. His grandfather William fought at Lexington and Bunker 
Hill, and his father, born at Groton 30 October 1779, a graduate of 
Dartmouth College in the Class of 1807 and a lawyer, was one of 
the earliest settlers of Randolph, Vt., where he died 26 November 
1863. 

David Hubbard Nutting was prepared for college in the academy 
of his native place, and later taught district schools in that vicinity. 
In 1850 he entered Western Reserve College, where he began the 
study of medicine. He received his degree in medicine from the 
Philadelphia College of Medicine in 1853, and spent the following 
year at hospitals and dispensaries in New York. Early in 1854 he 
was appointed by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign 
Missions a physician to the mission in eastern Turkey, and on 8 
August of the same year sailed with his wife for Smyrna. After 
eleven years of devoted service in Asiatic Turkey they enjoyed their 
first and only furlough. Returning to Turkey in 1868, they were 
connected with the mission in central Turkey until 1876, when they 
were obliged to return to their native land, their health having been 
greatly impaired by overwork and by their long residence in that 
malarial land. They resided in Auburn, Mass., in 1876-77, then 
removed to Chicopee Falls, Mass., where they remained six years, 
and then took up their permanent abode in Randolph, Vt., in 1883. 
Besides practising medicine, Dr. Nutting entered actively into the 
life of the village and of the Congregational Church, of which he had 
been a member for sixty-six years. 

He married, 5 July 1854, Mary Elizabeth Nichols of Haverhill, 
Mass., daughter of Nicholas and Mary Jewett (Barstow) Nichols, 
who survives him, together with five children: Nellie H. Nutting of 
Randolph Centre, Mrs. T. Edward Da vies of Canterbury, Conn., 
George Hale Nutting of Boston, Charles H. Nutting of Bridgeport, 
Conn., and Frederick W. Nutting of Randolph Centre. 

Thomas Earle White of Philadelphia, Pa., a resident member 
since 1915, was born at Philadelphia 18 November 1857, the son of 
Richard P. and Caroline (Earle) White, and died there 7 October 
1916. His grandfather was Thomas White of Londonderry, Ireland, 
and his father was a noted lawyer of Philadelphia. His mother was 
the founder and for many years president of the Woman's Branch 
of the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. 

He received his early education at Cardinal Newman's school, 
Birmingham, England, was for a while a student in the academic 
department of the University of Pennsylvania, and was enrolled in 
the law department of the same institution in 1876-1878. He then 
entered the law offices of Earle & White, established by his grand- 
father, Thomas Earle, in 1825, and maintained by his father, 
Richard P. White, and his uncle, George H. White, Sr. Shortly 
after he was admitted to partnership the firm name was changed to 
White, White & Taulane, Joseph P. Taulane being associated with 
Richard P. and Thomas Earle White. At the time of his death he 



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was the senior partner of the firm, and was one of the prominent 
attorneys of Philadelphia. 

He married first Martha Campion Stockton, daughter of John H. 
Stockton; and secondly Harriet H. Brown of Brookline, Mass., who 
survives him, together with two sons, Thomas Earle White, Jr., and 
Errol White. 

McDonald Ellis White, A.B., of Salem, Mass., a resident mem- 
ber since 1913, was born in Boston 11 June 1863, the son of Dr. James 
Clarke and Martha Anna (Ellis) White, and died at Etna, Me., 
12 October 1916. He traced his descent from William 1 White of 
Londonderry, N. H., who came to New England from Londonderry, 
Ireland, in 1725, through Col. Wilham 2 of Chester, N. H., a Revolu- 
tionary officer, Robert 3 of Belfast, Me., James Patterson 4 of Belfast, 
and James Clarke, 6 his father, who was born at Belfast 7 July 1833, 
received the degree of A.B. from Harvard in 1853 and that of M.D. 
from Harvard in 1856, and became a distinguished physician in 
Boston, holding for over thirty years the professorship of dermatology 
in the Harvard Medical School and retiring in 1902 with the title of 
Professor Emeritus. 

McDonald Ellis White entered Harvard College in 1881 from 
the HopMnson School in Boston, and received the degree of A.B. 
from Harvard in 1885. In May 1886 he entered the employ of the 
wool commission house of Brown & Williams (later Alexander Wil- 
liams, Jr., & Company) of Boston, and remained with that firm for 
two years. In January 1889 he joined the force of Houghton, 
Mifflin & Company, publishers, beginning work in the Riverside 
Press and after two months being transferred to the educational 
department of the firm in their Boston office. In 1901 he was 
placed in charge of the retail department of the firm, and remained 
with it until his death. 

He was much interested in the First Corps Cadets, Massachusetts 
Volunteer Militia, being a member of the Corps for ten years and in 
April 1911 becoming secretary of the Veteran Association, Independ- 
ent Corps Cadets. He was or had been a member of many other 
organizations, among them the University Club, Harvard Club, 
Union Club, Puritan Club, St. Botolph Club, Bostonian Society, and 
Young Men's Christian Union — all of Boston, the Essex Institute, 
and the Society of Sons of the American Revolution. After his 
marriage he took up his residence in Salem, served on the School 
Committee of that city for six years, and was vice-president of the 
Salem Club. In the summer of 1S94 he made an extended tour in 
Europe. 

He married at Salem, 26 January 1895, Mrs. Elizabeth Frothing- 
ham (Safford) Hobbs of Salem, daughter of James Osborne and 
Nancy Maria (Potter) Safford, who survives him, together with two 
children, Elizabeth Frothingham White and Osborne White. An- 
other son died in infancy. 

Franklin Fogg of Tacoma, Wash., a resident member since 1914, 
was born at Stuart, Iowa, 10 August 1879, the son of Charles Sumner 



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and Delia Iowa (Seydel) Fogg, and died at Washington, D. C, 
18 October 1916. He was a descendant of Samuel 1 Fogg of Hampton, 
N. H., through, Daniel, 2 James, 3 James, 4 Simon, 5 Simon, 6 and Charles 
Sumner, 7 his father. 

He was educated in the public schools of Stuart and Tacoma, and 
for three years attended the Leland Stanford, Jr., University, but did 
not receive a degree there. He engaged in the business of abstract- 
ing land titles, and was the head of a land titles company. 

He took an eager interest in the welfare of Tacoma, and was active 
in the Tacoma Club and the Tacoma Chamber of Commerce. He 
was also vice-president of the Northwest Business Men's Prepared- 
ness League, and it was his firm belief in the necessity of military 
and naval preparation on the part of the Nation that took him to 
Washington, D. C, where he died. 

He married, 8 August 1906, Alva Belle Kneeland, daughter of 
William Henry and Delia Frye (Crommett) Kneeland, who survives 
him, together with two young children, Gloria and Thomas. 

Isaac Dimond Blodgett of Ashland, Mass., a resident member 
since 1903, was born at Dorchester, N. H, 11 May 1828, the son of 
Ebenezer and Sally (Cheever) Blodgett, and died at Ashland 19 
October 1916. He traced his descent from Thomas 1 Blodgett of 
Cambridge, Mass., who came to this country in 1635, through 
Daniel, 2 Thomas, 3 Joseph, 4 Jeremiah, 5 Asahel, 6 and Ebenezer, 7 his 
father. 

He was educated in the common schools and for a few terms at the 
academy at Fort Covington, Franklin Co., N. Y. When seventeen 
years old he taught school in Groton, N. H. At the age of eighteen 
he began mercantile life in a country store at Wentworth, N. H, and 
for two years he was in dry goods stores at Rollinsford and Somers- 
worth, N. H. In 1851 he came to Boston, where, after holding 
clerkships for ten years, he engaged in business in 1861 on his own 
account, and continued, with various changes of firm name, in the 
wholesale dry goods business until the end of 1883. From 1884 until 
1897 he was in business in New York City. While there he was a 
member of the New York Chamber of Commerce, of the New Eng- 
land Society, of the Republican Club, and of the Broadway Taber- 
nacle Congregational Church, and he retained his membership in this 
church to the time of his death. His liberality while in New York 
was shown in his subscriptions to the Metropolitan Museum o£Art 
and to other worthy objects. 

On reaching his seventieth birthday he retired from business, and 
made his home at Ashland in the s umm er and at Brookline, Mass., 
in the winter. He devoted much time to genealogical work, and one 
result of his efforts in this direction was a book entitled "Asahel 
Blodgett of Hudson and Dorchester, N. H., his American Ancestors 
and his Descendants," published in Boston in 1906. 

He married, 16 March 1855, Mary L. Wentworth, who died 1 April 
1907. Two children, Harriet Marcia and Frederick Sweetser Blod- 
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Col. Albert Cyrus Warren of Brookline, Mass., a resident 
member since 1900, was born in St. Louis, Mo., 18 March 1852, 
the son of Herbert Marshall and Eliza Caroline (Copp) Warren, 
and died at Brookline 10 November 1916. He traced his descent 
from Arthur 1 Warren of Weymouth, Mass., through Jacob, 2 Joseph,* 
Joseph, 4 Joseph, 5 Jeduthan, 6 Jesse, 7 and Herbert Marshall, 8 his 
father. 

His education was obtained at the New Church School, Waltham, 
Mass., the Union Hall Academy, Jamaica, L. I., the high school in 
Newton, Mass., and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 
where he was a student for two years. 

After leaving the Institute in 1872 he entered the business of soap 
making, in the employ of his father. In 1876 he was placed in charge 
of the business, and after the death of his father, in 1880, carried it 
on in his own name for a year, and then formed with two partners, 
a,t Watertown, Mass., the Warren Soap Manufacturing Company, 
with an office at 143 Federal Street, Boston. In 1890 the business 
was incorporated under the same name, with Colonel Warren as 
treasurer of the corporation. For the last sixteen years of his life 
he was a director and secretary of the Warren Brothers Company. 

For many years Colonel Warren was connected with the Massa- 
chusetts Volunteer Militia, being a private in Company C and in 
Company L, First Regiment, from 1870 to 1873, a private, corporal, 
and sergeant in Company C, Fifth Regiment, from 1879 to 1882, 
and, in the same regiment, quartermaster sergeant from 1883 to 
1889, first lieutenant and paymaster from 1889 to 1900, and captain 
and paymaster from 3 April 1900 to 15 May 1901, when he was 
appointed captain and aide-de-camp on the staff of the Second 
Brigade. He was retired a few years ago with the rank of colonel. 

He was a member of the Society of Colonial Wars in the Common- 
wealth of Massachusetts, the Society of Sons of the Revolution, the 
Order of Founders and Patriots of America, the Old Guard of Massa- 
chusetts, and the Claflin Guard Veteran Association. For many 
years he resided in West Newton, Mass. 

He married, 2 November 1876, Flora Elizabeth Day, who, with 
two daughters, Mary Warren and Mrs. William E. Patrick of New 
Bedford, Mass., survives him. 



Ernest Lewis Gay, A.B., of Boston, a resident member since 
1901, was born in Boston 14 December 1874, the son of Dr. George 
Henry and Elizabeth Greenough (Lewis) Gay, and died on a railroad 
train, between New Haven, Conn., and Boston, when returning from 
the Harvard- Yale football game, 25 November 1916. He was 
unmarried. He traced his descent from John 1 Gay of Watertown 
and Dedham, Mass., through Nathaniel, 2 Lusher, 3 Lusher, 4 Lusher, 5 
Willard, 6 George, 7 and George Henry, 8 his father. He was a brother 
of the late Frederick Lewis Gay, A.B., and the late Warren Fisher 
Gay, A.B., M.D., and a more extended account of his ancestors may 
be found in the memoir of Frederick Lewis Gay, A.B., published in 
the Register of April 1917. 

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schools in Florence, Italy, and Dresden, Germany, at the Boston 
Latin School, and at Harvard University, where he received the 
degree of A.B. in 1897. For four months he studied law at the 
Harvard Law School, and then was engaged in business until 1900. 
He then took a two years' course of study at the State Library School 
at Albany, N. Y., going from there to the Harvard College Library, 
where he was employed from 1902 to 1904 chiefly in arranging, 
classifying, and cataloguing the Moliere collection, presented to the 
Library by Mr. J. H. Hyde. For the next four years he was engaged 
in cataloguing and arranging various private libraries, filling also 
temporarily the position of assistant librarian in the United States 
Weather Bureau at Washington, D. C. In 1910 he was one of the 
incorporators of the Society for the Preservation of New England 
Antiquities, and was librarian of this organization until March 1915. 
He was also the librarian of the University Club of Boston. 

Being a grandson of Dr. Winslow Lewis, who in his day had a 
library of 10,000 volumes, Mr. Gay inherited a fondness for books, 
and, with a part of his grandfather's library as a nucleus, he gradually 
built up a library of his own which in its special fields could hardly be 
equalled. The writings of John Gay, the English poet and dramatist, 
formed one of his specialties. He had every known edition of this 
author, except a few variants of little significance. He contemplated 
a bibliography of Gay's works, for the preparation of which no one 
of his contemporaries was better equipped. His collection of New 
England Primers was surpassed in quantity by only two other collec- 
tions and included some of the most perfect examples known. His 
collection of the writings of Cotton Mather and Increase Mather 
was extensive, and the specimens were in the finest possible condition. 
His collection of American almanacs of the seventeenth century was 
especially noteworthy. 

In the New England Historic Genealogical Society Mr. Gay was 
a member of the Committee to Assist the Historian for the year 1906 
and for every subsequent year until his death, except the year 1911, 
when he served as chairman of the Committee on Sale of Publica- 
tions. In addition to the organizations already mentioned he be- 
longed to the University Club of Boston, the Harvard Club of Boston, 
the Bostonian Society, the Prince Society, the Club of Odd Volumes, 
the American Antiquarian Society, and the Bibliographical Society 
of America. 

George Austin Morrison, Jr., A.M., LL.B., of New York City, 
elected a resident member 2 February 1916, was born in New York 
City 26 March 1864, the son of George Austin and Lucie Anne (King) 
Morrison, and died there 30 November 1916. His father, George 
Austin Morrison, son of Alexander and grandson of John Morrison, 
was born in the parish of Fordoun, Kincardineshire, Scotland, 30 
November 1832; and his mother, Lucie Anne King, daughter of Esek 
Clarke and Sarah Coe (McCullen) King, was born at New Lebanon, 
N. Y., 17 December 1844. On his father's side he was related to the 
family of Robert Burns, the poet. 

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and was graduated at Harvard University in 1887, receiving the 
degree of A.B. cum laude. He studied at Columbia University, 
taking there the degree of A.M. in 1888 and that of LL.B. in 1889, 
and in 1890 he entered upon the practice of the law in New York 
City, first as a member of the firm of Morrison & Morrison and later 
under his own name. He was also interested in several corporations. 

He was the author of a number of plays, as well as a writer on 
antiquarian, historical, and genealogical subjects. Many of his 
papers on these serious topics appeared in magazines, and the follow- 
ing books were compiled by him: "Clement King, of Marshfield, 
Mass., 1668, and his Descendants," 1898, "Laurent De Camp, of 
New Utrecht, N. Y., 1664, and his Descendants," 1900, "The 
'Clarke' Families of Rhode Island," 1902, "The Freer Family of 
New Paltz, N. Y.," "The King Families in England, prior to 1675," 
and "A Memorial History of St. Andrew's Society of the State of 
New York." 

'Mr. Morrison was a member and trustee of the New York Genea- 
logical and Biographical Society, and a member of the New York 
Historical Society, the Society of Colonial Wars, the Society of the 
Sons of the Revolution, the Rhode Island Society of the Cincinnati, 
the Veteran Corps of Artillery of the State of New York and Military 
Society of the War of 1812, St. George's Society, the St. Nicholas 
Society, St. Andrew's Society of the State of New York (of which 
his father had been president, and of which he was secretary for 
fifteen years, second vice-president in 1910, and president in 1912 
and 1913), the Metropolitan Club, the Harvard Club, and the Law- 
yer's Club. 

He married in New York City, 9 April 1912, Magdalen Sophrona 
Worden, who survives him. They had no children. 

Hon. George Sheldon of Deerfield, Mass., a resident member 
since 1898, was born at Deerfield 30 November 1818, the son of Seth 
and Caroline (Stebbins) Sheldon, and died there 23 December 1916, 
at the advanced age of ninety-eight years. He was a descendant 
of Ensign John Sheldon of Deerfield and a grandson of Capt. Joseph 
Stebbins, who fought at Bunker Hill. 

He was educated at the Deerfield Academy, and engaged in 
farming; but, being disabled by a sunstroke, he turned to manu- 
facturing, which he carried on at Chicopee, Mass., from 1853 to 
1857. About 1854 he was a leader in Chicopee of the Know-Nothing 
Party, and then was active in establishing the Republican Party. 
From 1857 on he was prominent in the town affairs of Deerfield, and 
he was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 
1867 and of the Massachusetts Senate in 1872, doing good service in 
the General Court as a member of committees to preserve the Old 
South Meeting House and the Bulfinch front of the State House. 

Since 1867 his time was chiefly devoted to historical research and 
writing and to the preservation of the historic memorials of Deerfield 
and its vicinity. He was the founder of the Pocumtuck Valley 
Memorial Association of Deerfield, incorporated in 1870, and was its 
president until his death. With the establishment of this organiza- 



MEMOIRS bdx 

tion a new era of historical research in the Connecticut Valley began; 
and it is chiefly owing to Mr. Sheldon's initiative and industry that 
the Association now possesses, in the Sheldon Collection, one of the 
most important collections of objects representing Colonial life to 
be found in the United States. 

Mr. Sheldon was the author of many noteworthy historical books 
and articles, among which may be mentioned a history of North- 
field, Mass. (prepared in collaboration with J. H. Temple), a history 
of Deerfield, with genealogies, and a discussion of the attack on 
Hadley, Mass., in 1675, and the alleged appearance there of Goffe, 
the Regicide, in which, as many historians assert, he disproved the 
story of the "Angel of Hadley." At the age of ninety-five years he 
wrote a paper entitled "Don't give up the Ship," which was pub- 
lished in 1914. He was a member of the Massachusetts Historical 
Society. 

At Mr. Sheldon's funeral Rev. Thomas Franklin Waters of Ipswich, 
Mass., his friend and fellow historian, said of him: "His magic touch 
has illumined and vivified the page of history and transformed what 
otherwise might have been a tragic tale of bloodshed into an inspiring 
picture of heroism, of undying family affection, and glorious self- 
sacrifice." 

Mr. Sheldon married first, 11 June 1844, Susan Stewart Stearns, 
who died 7 October 1881, daughter of J. F. Stearns of Dummerston, 
Vt. ; and secondly, 4 November 1897, Jennie Maria Arms of Green- 
field, Mass., daughter of George A. Arms, who survives her husband. 
Mr. Sheldon's son by his first wife, John Sheldon of Greenfield, first 
vice-president of the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, also 
survives his father. 

Cf. Who's Who in New England, 1916, pp. 966-967. 

Levi Henry Elwell, M.A., of Amherst, Mass., a life member 
since 1912, was born at Northampton, Mass., 22 March 1854, the 
son of Levi Henry and Harriet Addaline (Ross) (Abbott) Elwell, 
and died at Amherst 27 December 1916. He traced his descent 
from Robert 1 Elwell of Dorchester, Salem, and Gloucester, Mass., 
through Isaac, 2 Joshua, 3 Thomas, 4 Moses, 5 Levi, 6 and Levi Henry, 7 
his father. His mother, Harriet Addaline Ross, was married first to 
George Andrew Abbott and secondly to Levi Henry Elwell. 

He was prepared for college at the Northampton High School, 
and was graduated at Amherst College, with the degree of B.A., 
in 1875, receiving the degree of M.A. from Amherst in 1878. In 
college he held high rank as a scholar, and was elected to the Phi 
Beta Kappa Society. 

For a year after receiving his first degree at Amherst he taught in 
the Poughkeepsie (N. Y.) Military Institute, and then, in 1876-77, 
studied Sanskrit and comparative philology at Yale. In 1877 he 
returned to Amherst as an instructor in Latin and Greek, and con- 
tinued to serve as instructor there in these languages and in Sanskrit 
until 1890, when he was made assistant professor of Greek and 
instructor in Sanskrit, receiving in 1893 the higher rank of associate 
professor of Greek and instructor in Sanskrit, which he retained to 



lxx N. E. HISTORIC GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 

his death. He was connected with many organizations at Amherst, 
holding the office of secretary and treasurer of his college class from 
1875 to 1916 and at various times being an officer in the Philological 
Club and the Ancient Language Club, and treasurer, deacon, and 
clerk of the College church. He was also a trustee of the Amherst 
Academy Fund, 1898-1916, and secretary of the Board of Trustees of 
the Academy. 

He was a member of many learned societies, among which were 
the American Oriental Society, the Pali Text Society (of London), 
the American Philological Association, the Society for the Promotion 
of Hellenic Studies (of London), the Archaeological Institute of 
America, the New England Classical Association, of the Western 
Massachusetts Section of which he was secretary, and the American 
Folklore Society. He was also a member of the Advisory Council of 
the Simplified Spelling Board. 

Professor Elwell made extensive researches in genealogy, and 
published "The Family of Thomas Elwell of Hardwick, Massachu- 
setts," 1900, "The Descendants of Moses Elwell, once of Goshen, 
Massachusetts," 1900, "The Descendants of Thomas Elwell of 
Westhampton, Massachusetts," 1902, and "Gravestone Records of 
Shaftsbury, Bennington County, Vermont," 1911. He was also a 
botanist of high rank, possessing valuable botanical collections and 
writing occasionally articles on botany for newspapers and periodical 
publications. In 1880 he was licensed to preach by the Hampshire 
Association of Congregational Ministers. 

He married at West Newton, Mass., 20 December 1883, Abbie 
Miner Nickerson, daughter of James Henry and Mary Almona 
(Cowing) Nickerson and a graduate of Vassar College in the Class of 
1882, who survives him, together with the following children: Marion 
Freeman Elwell, A.B. (Vassar, 1907), Florence Ross Elwell, A.B. 
(Vassar, 1911), A.M. (Smith College, 1914), and James Henry 
Elwell, a member of the Class of 1919, Amherst College. Another 
daughter died young. 



Memoirs of the following-named members of the Society may be 
found as indicated: 

Francis Everett Blake, in the Register of January 1917; 
Frederick Lewis Gay, in the Register of April 1917. 



INDEX OP MEMOIBS 



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INDEX OF MEMOIKS 



Ayer, Marguerite Levering 

(Woods) Iv 

Ballord,"Esek Steere xli 

Barnes, Abel Tuttle xxxvii 

Blodgett, Isaac Dimond .... lxv 

Bolles, William Palmer .... xlix 

Bowen, Charles Wetter .... Ix 

Butterfield, Franklin George . . xlii 

Chauncey, Charles li 

Chauncey, Elihu liii 

Damon, Frank Herbert .... liv 

Dana, Charles Sumner .... Iviii 
Darling, Deborah Jane Spauld- 

ing (Pomeroy) li 

Davis, Horace lvi 

Davison, William Henry .... xliv 

Day, Addison Lyman Iv 

FJwell, Levi Henry box 

Fogg, Franklin Lriv 

Fowler, Arthur Presbrey .... liii 

Gay, Ernest Lewis lxvi 

Gay, Warren Fisher lix 

Gookin, Charles Bailey .... liv 
Haseltine, Charles Field . . . xxxviii 

Hesseltme, Francis Snow . . . xlvii 



Howe, Archibald Murray 
Hunt, Frederick Thayer 
Longley, James .... 
Loud, John Jacob . . 
McClintock, Emory . . 
Moore, Anna Buckham (Wri 
Morrison, George Austin 
Norcross, Lucy Ann (Lane) 
Nutting, David Hubbard 
Rice, Melvin Eugene . . 
Richardson, John . . . 
Shedd, Frank Edson . . 
Sheldon, George .... 
Sherman, Frank Dempster 
Smith, William Spooner . 
Spear, William Gardner . 
Stevens, William Stanford 
Stevenson, John McAllister 
Thomas, Alfred Addison . 
Thompson, Francis McGee 
Tilden, Albert Colburn . 
Warren, Albert Cyrus . . 
White, McDonald Ellis . 
White, Thomas Earle . . 
Woodbury, Louis Augustus 



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CHARTER AND ENABLING ACTS 



An Act to incorporate the New England Historic Genealogical Society. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Court assembled, 
and by the authority of the same, as follows: 

Sect. 1. Charles Ewer, J. Wingate Thornton, Joseph Willard, their associates 
and successors, are hereby made a corporation, by the name of the New England 
Historic Genealogical Society, for the purpose of collecting, preserving, and occa- 
sionally publishing, genealogical and historical matter, relating to early New England 
families, and for the establishment and maintenance of a cabinet; and for these pur- 
poses, shall have all the powers and privileges, and, be subject to all the duties, re- 
quirements and liabilities, set forth in the forty-fourth chapter of the Revised Statutes. 

Sect. 2. The said corporation may hold and possess real and personal estate, to 
an amount not exceeding twenty thousand dollars. 

[Approved by the Governor, March 18, 1845.] 

Acts and Resolves of the General Court of Massachusetts, 1846, chapter 16S. 



An Act to enable the New England Historic-Genealogical Society to hold an addi- 
tional amount of property. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The New England Historic-Genealogical Society may take, by pur- 
chase, gift, grant or otherwise, and hold, real and personal estate not exceeding one 
hundred thousand dollars, in addition to the amount authorized by the second section 
of chapter one hundred and fifty-two of the acts of the year one thousand eight hundred 
and forty-five. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 1, 1868. 



Acts and Resolves, 1868, chapter 100. 



An Act to enable the New England Historic-Genealogical Society to hold additional 

real and personal property. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The New England Historic-Genealogical Society may take by bequest, 
gift, grant, or otherwise, and hold, real and personal estate not exceeding two hun- 
dred thousand dollars in value in addition to the amount authorized by section two 
of chapter one hundred and fifty-two of the acts of the year one thousand eight hun- 
dred and forty-five, and by section one of chapter one hundred of the acts of the year 
one thousand eight hundred and sixty-eight, and exclusive of the value of all books, 
papers, pictures and statuary now owned, or which may be hereafter acquired by 
said society. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April IS, 1888. 

Acts and Resolves, 1888, chapter 227. 



An Act to enable women to become members of the New England Historic Genea- 
logical Society. 
"Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

;?,The New England Historic Genealogical Society, a corporation organized under 
the laws of this Commonwealth, may admit women to membership, subject to such 
restrictions as the by-laws of said corporation may from time to time impose. 

Approved April 10, 1897. 
^ Acts and Resolves, 1897, chapter 275. 



The following is from the Revised Laws of 1902, Corporation Ads, chapter 125, section 8: 
Any corporation organized under general or special laws for any of the purposes 
mentioned in section two [educational, charitable, antiquarian, historical, literary, 
scientific, etc.] . . . may hold real and personal estate to an amount not exceed- 
ing one million five hundred thousand dollars. 

(bcxii) 



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THE 
NEW ENGLAND 

HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL 

REGISTER 



JULY, 1917 



NATHANIEL JOHNSON RUST 

By Edoab Carter Rust of Brookline, Mass. 



Nathaniel Johnson Rust, elected to resident membership in 
the New England Historic Genealogical Society in 1870, made a 
life member in 1872, a member of the Council of the Society for the 
years 1899-1901 and 1903-1905, and from January 1912 until his 
death Vice-President of the Society for Massachusetts, died at his 
home on Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, 5 February 1917, at the 
age of eighty-three years, after a very short illness. 

He was born at Gorham, Me., 28 November 1833, the son of 
Meshack and Martha (Frost) Rust, and was seventh in descent 
from Henry 1 Rust, an early settler of Hingham, Mass., and later 
a resident of Boston, through Nathaniel 2 of Ipswich, Mass., Lieut. 
Nathaniel 3 of Ipswich, Rev. Henry, 4 a graduate of Harvard College 
in the Class of 1707 and the first minister at Stratham, N. H., 
Col. Henry 5 of Portsmouth, and Wolfeborough, N. H., William 6 of 
Wolfeborough, and Meshack 7 of Gorham, Me., his father.* 

In the death of Mr. Rust not only the Society but also the City 
of Boston has lost one of the few remaining of that older school 
of business men active before the Civil War, who grew and devel- 
oped with the growth of the Nation, and whose courage, enterprise, 
and integrity contributed much to the prosperity of Boston and 
to the whole of New England. 

His life, extending from 1833 to 1917, covers that period of time 
in which a most important part of the growth and development of 
our national life occurred; and we find outlined in him a growth 
and development similar to that which was taking place in the 
Nation. 

The first years of his life and his whole boyhood were spent in 
Gorham, Me. His mother died before he was two years old; but 
his father soon married again, and he was brought up by his step- 
mother, Mrs. Sally (Waterhouse) Rust, who was to him almost the 
same as his own mother. 

They were strong characters, both father and stepmother, and 
must have had a very strong influence on his character. That 
gentleness, that sensitiveness to human emotions, that sunny dis- 

* Cf. The Rust Family. 1891. 
vol. mi. 13 



196 Nathaniel Johnson Rust [July 

position, that friendly interest which all who knew him grew to love 
in him, undoubtedly had their origin in the influence of his step- 
mother, while that iron will, that ambition to succeed, that deter- 
mination to do what was right, regardless of the consequences, 
which were equally striking characteristics, can well be traced to 
that stern, God-fearing New England father of his, who told his 
son: "Fear God and shame the Devil." 

In his boyhood days at Gorham he helped his father on the farm, 
and attended school and, later, the Academy. In his sixteenth 
year, at the request of his older brother, William, he went to South 
Paris, Me., where he attended the Oxford Normal Institute and 
assisted in his brother's drug store. There he learned the first 
rudiments of the drug business, which later he was to undertake 
so successfully for himself. 

The horizon of South Paris, however, was too narrow for him. 
After two years he determined to seek broader fields, and on 22 
November 1851 he landed in Boston with ten shiny silver dollars 
in his pocket, a strong constitution, and an iron determination to 
make good. 

His first employment was with Stephen S. Thayer, a druggist 
having a store under the Revere House, then the pride of Boston 
and of all New England. Nearly every celebrity coming to Boston 
stayed at the Revere House and young Rust usually saw most of 
them, as the ills of even the great are many, and the drug store 
was sooner or later visited by most. Seeing and talking with these 
people undoubtedly added fuel to his ambition. References in his 
diary, such as this: "October 27, 1852, Kossuth arrived in Boston 
to-day. I saw him," or again: "May 22, 1851, Heard Daniel 
Webster in Faneuil Hall," and many others like these, are interest- 
ing in this connection. 

Leaving Mr. Thayer in 1853, he entered the employ of Messrs. 
Weeks & Potter, wholesale druggists on Washington Street, and 
was given, although only twenty years old, the position of head 
clerk there. The next five or six years were spent in close appli- 
cation to business, but a trip to New York in 1858 evidently opened 
his eyes to the opportunities of a young man there, as his imme diate 
future will show. 

In 1859, his health being poor, he took a trip to Europe, in those 
times a very considerable undertaking, and this was a further broad- 
ening step in his development. He was always a great reader, 
interested in foreign lands and strange places, and this voj^age was 
the forerunner of many others made later in life, when his lessened 
activities gave him time and opportunity. 

Soon after his return from Europe, as Messrs. Weeks & Potter 
could not be persuaded to find a place in the firm for him, he de- 
cided, inspired undoubtedly by that trip to New York in 1858, to 
take a further step; and accordingly, on 9 April 1860, he entered 
as a salesman the employ of Mr. Demas Barnes in New York, head 
of the firm of Barnes & Park, wholesale druggists, in Park Row. 
He did much travelling at this time, going to the West and the 
South, and in March 1861 found himself in Washington, where he 



1917] Nathaniel Johnson Rust 197 

heard Abraham Lincoln's first inaugural address. On his return to 
New York he told Mr. Barnes, speaking of the President, "That 
man means business." 

At this time Mr. Barnes had many accounts owing him in the 
South, and in view of impending events he was anxious about them. 
The new salesman volunteered to go, saying good-humoredly that 
he "guessed his neck was long enough to tie." Starting South, 
therefore, on 27 March 1861, he arrived on 9 April in Charleston, 
S. C, where he soon saw the beginning of hostilities by the Con- 
federates. To quote again from his own record at that time: 
"April 12, 1861. Awakened at 4:20 A. M. by the guns firing on 
Fort Sumter." "April 14, 1861. I witnessed the bombardment, 
also the surrender at 2:30 P. M." He tells us that when the flag 
went down he was smoking, but that he threw the cigar away and 
said that he would not smoke until the flag was up again. He 
kept his word. In fact, he never took up smoking again during the 
rest of his life. He continued his journey in the South, always 
signing his name as from New Orleans and endeavoring to disguise 
the fact that he was a "Down-East Yankee," until he reached 
Montgomery, Ala., at that time the capital of the Confederacy 
and the headquarters of Jefferson Davis. He apparently did not 
pass muster there, for some kind soul said that they were going to 
lynch a Yankee at the hotel that night, and, without stopping to 
inquire which Yankee was meant, he started immediately for cooler 
regions and arrived safely at New York on 4 May. 

At this time his father was so lonely, his health so poor, and his 
demands so urgent, that the son gave up his then splendid pros- 
pects in New York and returned to Gorham, Me. This sacrifice 
turned out to be a blessing in disguise, because he met there his 
future wife, whose subsequent care and devotion were among the 
strongest forces behind his successful career. 

The inactivity in the little country town was more, however, 
than he could bear for long, and he writes in his diary, under date 
of 18 July 1861: "I have for long years desired that I could for a 
time be secure from the toil and excitement of business life, but I 
find that I am not content with leisure. My nature is excitable 
and impulsive, and desires more active moments." This was evi- 
dently the turning point in his career. There was no more hesi- 
tation. He hewed straight to the line thereafter. 

In November 1861 he travelled for John I. Brown & Son of Boston, 
returning in May 1862. On 15 August 1862 he founded the co- 
partnership of Carter, Rust & Company, with their place of business 
at 43 Hanover Street, Boston. On 28 April of the following year 
he married, at Gorham, Me., Martha Caroline Carter, daughter of 
Enos and Martha (Haines) Carter. 

A series of busy years followed. As the war progressed, business 
boomed, prices rose, and his whole effort was centred in this new 
business of his, which grew and prospered. A visit to Washington 
with his wife in February 1865, in connection with which he men- 
tions meeting President Lincoln and his wife at a reception, was 
apparently the only distraction of note. In January 1866 the firm 



198 Nathaniel Johnson Rust [July 

name was changed to Rust Brothers & Bird. William A. Rust, 
the older brother with whom he had learned the business at South 
Paris, was not forgotten, but was brought down by the younger 
brother to share in his prosperity. The next thirty years were the 
most active years of his life. He was influential in the Druggists' 
Association, gradually became interested in corporation enterprises 
outside of his business, and was earnestly sought to enter the field 
of politics. His family was beginning to grow at this time, and his 
keenest pleasure was in his home life, his children, and a devoted 
wife. 

In 1874 he was elected a member of the Massachusetts Legis- 
lature, and was reelected in 1875 and 1876. He was a strong 
Republican, was chosen president of the Republican City Committee 
in 1877 and 1878, and was a member of the Boston Common Council 
in 1878 and 1879. 

His interest in outside affairs, his excellent judgment, his high 
principles, above all his wonderful sense of fairness and justice, 
were becoming more and more recognized by those with whom he 
came in contact, and soon he was much sought after in positions 
of trust and in the management of business affairs. In January 
1878 he was elected a director of the South Boston Railroad Com- 
pany, and in the following year president of the Boston Druggists' 
Association. It was not long after this that he was chosen a mem- 
ber of the Board of Directors of the Ogdensburg & Lake Champlain 
Railroad Company, of which Mr. William J. Averell was president. 
Coming to Mr. Rust one day, Mr. Averell asked him if he would 
not like to meet his future son-in-law, whom he was anxious to have 
on the Board of Directors of that company. Mr. Rust consented, 
and was presented to Mr. E. H. Harriman, who subsequently be- 
came a director and began there his railroad career. As an indi- 
cation of the aggressive determination of Mr. Rust and his force- 
fulness in accomplishing what he believed to be right two contests of 
strength between Mr. Rust and Mr. Harriman may be mentioned, 
for they resulted in the decided discomfiture of Mr. Harriman and 
are to be reckoned among the few defeats in railroad matters that 
the latter ever experienced. In June 1882 Mr. Rust became presi- 
dent of the North End Savings Bank and in 1885 president of the 
Lincoln National Bank. During the next eight years his attention 
was divided between his business and the Bank, the Bank gradually 
acquiring the greater part of his time. 

In 1890 he was again induced to hold public office, and was 
elected alderman of the City of Boston for 1891 and again for 1892; 
and for twenty years (1890 to 1910) he served the City as a member 
of the Board of Sinking Fund Commissioners, being chairman of 
the Board for seventeen years. 

The panic year of 1893 was one of the hardest years of his life. He 
was nearly sixty years old, and he had for some time said that when 
he was sixty he would retire from active business. The strain on 
him was severe, for, as he said to his wife when he returned utterly 
worn out at night, "It is not my own property I am afraid of losing; 
it is the property of others confided to my trust that is the cause 



1917] Nathaniel Johnson Rust 199 

of all my anxiety." The storm was weathered, however, and soon 
afterwards he resigned the presidency of the Bank and in 1894 
marked his retirement from so-called active business by taking his 
wife and four children for a long trip to Europe. 

In 1890 the firm name of Rust Brothers & Bird had been changed 
to the Rust-Richardson Drug Company, a name which the firm 
retained until 1900, when it was acquired by the Eastern Drug 
Company. During this later period Mr. Rust gave only a mini- 
mum of time to the drug business, as his other interests had grown 
sufficiently large to occupy most of his time. He was connected 
with a great many corporate enterprises, chiefly in an advisory 
capacity as director or as a member of executive committees. In 
the course of his career he was at various times a director in some 
thirty-two different corporations and president of eight.* In his 
later years he retained his full vigor, both physical and mental, 
and his sound judgment and clear-headedness made his advice as 
eagerly sought after as twenty-five years before. 

Mr. Rust's activities were by no means confined to business and 
politics. He belonged to the Boston Art Club, of which he had been 
president. He was for many years deputy-governor of the Society 
of Colonial Wars in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and a 
frequent attendant at the meetings both of the Council and of 
the Society. In the New England Historic Genealogical Society, 
of which he was a member for more than forty-six years, he not 
only served on the Council for two elective terms of three years 
each and for five years more by virtue of his office of Vice-President 
for Massachusetts, but he was a member for many years and at 
various times of the most important financial committees of the 
Society, such as the Committee on Finance for the six years 1900- 
1905 and again for the year 1916, the Committee on Real Estate 
for the eight years of its existence, 1905-1912, and the Committee 
on Ways and Means from its establishment in 1913 to his death; 
and from 1903 on he was one of the three trustees appointed by 
the Probate Court to a dmini ster the Kidder Fund for the benefit 
of the Society. His long experience in business and finance was of 
great help to the Society, especially when problems connected with 
the erection of the Society's new building at 9 Ashburton Place 
were pressing for solution. His death occurred only two days be- 
fore the annual meeting, at which he would have been reelected 
as Vice-President for Massachusetts. 

Mr. Rust's wife died in April 1914, but of his five children four 
survive him, namely, Martha Caroline, Mary Alice (Mrs. William 
W. Cutler), Nathaniel Johnson, Jr., and Edgar Carter. 

No one who had the privilege of meeting Mr. Rust was likely to 

* At the time of his death Mr. Rust was a director in thirteen business corpora- 
tions, via., the Boston Five Cents Savings Bank, the Boston Insurance Company, 
the Boston Safe Deposit & Trust Company, the Boston Storage Warehouse Com- 
pany, the Carver Cotton Gin Company, the Commercial National Bank, the Davol 
Mills (of Fall River, Mass.), the Methuen Company, the Nevins Company, the New 
England Mutual Life Insurance Company, the Old Colony Insurance Company, the 
Pemberton Company, and the Proprietors of the Revere House; and he was also 
president of three of these corporations, viz., the Boston Storage Warehouse Company, 
the Carver Cotton Gin Company, and the Proprietors of the Revere House. 



200 



Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions 



[July 



forget him. His personality stamped itself on the minds and memories 
of nearly all those with whom he came in contact. It seemed as 
if all those years which he had lived had each contributed some- 
thing to his character and to his development. Can anyone forget 
his smile? He carried sunshine wherever he went. His whole 
being seemed to radiate sunshine and happiness. Can we who knew 

t him ever forget that affectionate pat on the shoulder, that warm, 
strong grip of the hand, that cheerful greeting whenever we met 
him, that "Hello, young man" to everyone, whether old or young. 
He was a perpetual optimist, a "bull" on the future of America 
and American institutions, an ardent patriot, who seemed to feel 
that he could safely leave his country, with whose national life he 
had grown up, when once he knew that it had taken its stand for 
the rights of humanity. 

• It was the privilege of the writer to bring to Mr. Rust, in his 
last sickness, the knowledge that the United States had broken with 
Germany. He sat up in bed, and with tears in his eyes, replied: 
"Thank God for that." He failed rapidly thereafter, and it almost 
seemed as if he had been waiting for that last message from the 
country which he had seen grow up from infancy to manhood. 



CONNECTICUT CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS 

Copied by Joel N. Eno, A.M., of Hartford, Coon. 

WINDHAM 

Windham Centre Cemetery 

[Continued from page 187] 

In memory of Mrs* Betsey Daughr of Mr. Nathan & Mrs. Mary Huntington 
who died April 28th 1796 in ye 20th year of her Age. 

Here lies ye Body of Mrs. Elisabeth Huntington ye wife of Mr. Jabez Hunt- 
ington, ye Daughter of the Revd Mr. Timothy Edwards of ye Town of 
Windsor who Departed this Life Sept. 21st 1733 in ye 37th year of her 
Age. . . 

In memory of Mrs. Elisabeth Huntington late Wife of Jonathan Huntington 
Esqr who died Septemr 24 A.D. 1751 aged 38 years & 2 mo. 

In memory of Mrs. Elizabeth Huntington Daughr of Deacn Joseph & Mrs, 
Elisabeth Huntington. She died Deer 22d 1788 in ye 62d Year of her 
Age. 

Here lies ye Body of that Gracious Saint of Christ Mrs. Elizebeth Huntington 
wife to Capt. Thomas Huntington Esqr & after she had lived a pious 
Life fell asleep in Jesus December 29 1729 Aged 59 yrs. 

In memory of Mrs. Elizebeth ye Wife of Deacn Joseph Huntington who 
Died Janr 4th 1774 in ye 83d year of her Age. 

Here lies the Body of Horatio son of Jonathan Huntington Esqr by Sarah his 
wife he died Sept. ye 17th 1759 in ye 5th year of his age. 

• Another inscription to the memory of the same person reads " Miss " instead of 
!'Mr8.'* 



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In memory of Colo. Jabez Huntington the first Sheriff of Windham County. 

He died Septr 26th 1753 in ye 62d year of his Age. 
In memory of Jabez Huntington Esqr who died on the 24th of Novr 1782 in 

ye 45th year of his Age. He . . . sustained many Civil offices and 

died high Sheriff of the County of Windham, and an honest man. 
John son to Mr. Joseph Huntington Junr & Elizebeth his wife who died 

June 17th 1725 aged 5 years. 
In memory of Mr. John Huntington who died Sept. 18th A.D. 1791 in ye 

62d Year of his Age. 
Here lies ye Body of Jonathan Son of Jonathan Huntington Esqr And Elisa- 
beth His Wife he died Febr 5th 1754 Aged 9 years. 
•To the memory of the Honble Jonathan Huntington Esqr who Died Sept. 15th 

1773 Aetat 77 ... an eminent & successful Practitioner of Phys- 

ick. ... 
In memory of Jonathan son of Roger & Susa nna Huntington who died 

July 14th 1782 aged 14 months. 
In memory of Deacn Joseph Huntington who died Decemr 29, A.D. 1747 

Aetat 84. . . . 
Here lie's ye Body of Mr. Joseph Son to Deacn Joseph Huntington & Mrs. 

Eliz'th his -wife he Died Octr 12th 1760 in ye 24th year of his Age. . . . 
In memory of Deacn Joseph Huntington he Departed this Life Deer 5th 1783 

in ye 96th Year of his Age. . . . 
In memory of Judith daughr of Roger & Susanna Huntington who died Augst 

29th 1787 aged 10 months. 
Here lies the Body of Mrs. Mary Huntington Wife of Mr. Nathan Hunting- 
ton daughter of Lieut. Jonathan & Mrs. Elisabeth Burley who died 

Novr 4th 1754 in the 23d Year of her age. 
In memory of Mrs. Mary wife to Mr. Solomon Huntington She died Septr 17th 

1778 in ye 76th year of her age. ... 
In memory of Meriel daughr of Mr. Daniel & Mrs. Meriel Huntington who 

died April 23d 1796 in ye 7th year of her Age. 
March 22d 1767 Departed this Life Relph son to Doer Jonath Huntington & 

Sarah his Wife Aged 6 Months. 
In memory of Sarah [?] [illegible] Colo. Jabez Huntington Died [illegible] 1774 [?] 

aged 27 days [?]. 
Beneath this Monument Lies Interr'd the Body of ye . . . Godly Man Mr. 

Solomon Huntington . . . He . . . Resin'd his Mortal Life . . . 

Apr. 30, 1752 Aged 52. 
Mr. Solomon Huntington died March 3d A.D. 1809 Aged 73 years 
In memory of Submit Daughter to Leut. Hezekiah Huntington & Submit his 

wife who died Oct. ye 18th A.D. 1759 in the 2d year of her age. 
Here rests the remains of Mrs. Sus anna h Huntington wife of Mr. Roger 

Huntington: She died Sept. 2d, 1796 in ye 36th year of her age. 
Here lies ye Body of Capt. Thomas Huntington Esqr & Husband to Mrs. 

Elizebeth Huntington who After he had served God & his peopel 

Boath in Church & State Fell on Sleep in Jesus November ye 7th 1732 

Aged 69 years. 
[Illegible] Hutchins Died January 17, 1838. Aged 9 years & 6 months. 
In memory of Mrs. Rachael Hutchinson wife of Mr. Samuel Hutchinson who 

Died May ye 6th 1752 in ye 77th Year of her Age. 
Here Lies the Body of Mr. Samuel Hutchinson Died in The Faith of ye Lord 

Jesus Feb. the 22nd 1758 in the 77th Year of his age. 
In memory of Mrs. Irene wife to Mr. Benjamin Jains. She Died Deer 31st 

1775 in ye 29th year of her Age. 
Be this in memory of Mrs. Hannah Jennings Consort of Mr. Jonathan 

Jennings. She died Decbr 10th 1755 in ye 30th Year of her Age. 
Be this in memory of Mr. Jonathan Jennings who Died Feby 26 1781 in ye 

60th Year of his Age. 



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In memory of Dan, son of Mr. Joseph & Mrs. Mehetable Johnson he died 

July 5th 1790 Aged 1 Year. 
In memory of James, son of Mr. John Jones & Mrs. Deidama his wife: he 

died May 16th 1786 Aged 4 Years. 
In memory of Mrs. Nabby Consort of Mr. William Jones who departed this 

life November 16th 1800 in the 23d year of her age. 
In memory of Harriet Daughr to Mr. Isaac & Miriam Kennedy. He [sic] 

died July 23d 1783 in ye 14th year of her Age. 
In memory of James Son to Mr. Samuel Kennedy & Amelia his wife: he died 

Janr 1 1th 1774 Aged 6 Months. 
Dedicated to the memory of Elder Benj amin Lathrop who resin'd his breath 

on the 16th of July 1804 in the 79th Year of his Age. 
In memory of George son of Mr. Benjamin H. Lathrop & Mrs. Betsey his 

wife who died Jany 16th 1798 Aged 2 years & 4 days. 
This Stone is erected Sacred to the memory of Thomas Lathrop, son of Mr. 

Roswell & Mrs. Sarah Lathrop, who died Jany 21st, 1805 in the 16th 

year of his age. 
In "memory of Doctr Samuel Lee, who died Deer 7th A.D. 1805 in the 61st 

year of his age. 
In memory of Doctr Samuel Lee, who died December 23d, 1814 aged 42 years. 
In memory of Mrs. Sarah Lee, relict of Doctr Samuel Lee died Febry 13th 

A.D. 1814 aged 62. 
Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Aness Lincoln wife of Capt. Nathaniel Lincoln 

who died Deer 1st 1811 in the 76th year of her age 
In memory of Mr. Daniel Lincoln who died Augst 31st 1808 aged 70 years. . . . 
In memory of Mrs. Elizebeth Lincoln wife of Mr. Jacob Lincoln who died 

Deer 24th 1804 in ye 32d year of her age. . . . 
In memory of Mr. John Lincoln who died June ye 7th 1810 in the 86th year 

of his Age. 
In memory of Capt. Nathaniel Lincoln who died March 16, 1834 Aged 105 

years 3 months & 20 Days. 
Olive Lincoln born Feb. 9, 1808 died March 27, 1818 daughter of Mr. Na- 
thaniel & Mrs. Anna Lincoln. . . . 
In memory of Mrs. Hannah wife of Mr. John Linkon who Departed this Life 

Feby 3d 1791 in ye 66th Year of her Age. 
March ye 26th 1758 Departed this Life Rebeckah ye Wife of Mr. John Linkon 

in ye 27th year of her Age 
In memory of Mr. Samuel Linkon who died Novr 27th 1794 in ye 102d Year 

of his Age. 
Sally Maria, Daughr of David & Hannah Long who died Augst 15, 1810. 

Aged 11 months. 
In memory of Nathan son of Mr. Solomon & Mrs. Miriam Lord: he died 

August 28th 1778 in ye 5th Year of his Age. 
In memory of Labeus Lothrop Son of Mr. Benjamin Lothrop & Mrs. Sibbil 

his wife he died July 10th 1761 in ye 5th Year of his Age. 
Under this Monument are Interr'd the Remains of the Six sons of Josiah & 

Mary Manning. 

Cook Died Augst 26, 1766 Age 7 weeks. 
Frederick Died June 23, 1756 in his 3d year. 
Jered Died May 23, 1765 Age 4 weeks. 
John Died May 7, 1761 Aged 10 years. 
. Junias & Trimelius Died May 15th 1757 Age 1 Day. 
Beneath this Monument lies Interr'd ye Mortal Remains of Mr. Josiah 

Manning who Died Deer 16th 1806 in the 82d year of his age. 
This Monument is erected Sacred to ye Memory of Miss Mary Manning ye 

Beloved Consort to Mr. Josiah Manning who Died Nov. 28th 1796 in 

ye 68th year of her Age. 



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Sally Manning died Augst 21st 1787 aged 10 months & 16 days, daughr of 

Frederick & Anna Manning. 
In memory of Mrs. Sarah wife of Doctr Jonth' Marsh late of Norwich De- 

ceas'd, who Died May 19th 1779 in ye 59th year of her Age. . . . 
Here lyes ye Body of Mrs. Anne Mason, late wife to Mr. Hezekiah Mason 

who died Avgvst ye 2, 1724 In ye 47 year of her age. 
The grave of Julia F. Mason Born August 3, 1827 and died Dec. 12, 1832. 
[Mrs. Mary Moore, see Mrs. Mary Alleine.] 
Here lies ye Body of Mr. William Moore who had been ye Husband of three 

Wifes Mrs. Mary Moore & Mrs. Mary Moore & Mrs. Tamezen Moore, 

who died April 28, 1728 & 77 year of his age. . . . 
Mrs. Celinda Moulton widow of Mr. John Moulton Died August 12, 1854 

AE. 90. 
In memory of Mr. James Moulton Jnr who Died Janr 28th 1782 in ye 32d 

year of his Age. 
Mr. John Moulton Died January 28, 1813 AE. 51 
Nancy Moulton Died Mar. 31, 1876 AE. 88 Yrs. 6 Mos. 
In memory of Mr. Royal Moulton Son to Mr. William Moulton & Kezia his 

wife: he Died Deer 13, 1777 in ye 22d year of his Age. 
[Moulton Monument.] 
William Moulton 1654-1730. 
James Moulton 1692-1762 
Mehitabel Hovey his wife. 
William Moulton 1725-1804 
Eesiah Crowell his wife. 
Capt. William Moulton 1754-1831 
Roswell Moulton 1756-1777. 
Anna Moulton 1758-1840. 
Calvin Moulton 1760-1824. 
John Moulton 1762-1803. 
In memory of Mrs. Anna Murdock wife of Dea. Elip't Murdock who died 

April 15th A.D. 1819. AE. 66. 
In memory of Mr. Dan Murdock who died Jany 31st 1789 in ye 48th Year of 

his Age. 
In memory of Dea'n Elip't Murdock who died November 23, 1822 aged 74. 
Here lies ye Body of Eunice Daughter to Capt. Samuel & Mrs. Submit Mur- 
dock who died Feby ye 16, A.D. 1752 in the 2d year of her age. 
In memory of Lucy Daughr of Capt. Eliphalet Murdock & Mrs. Anna his 

wife. She died April 6th 1791 in ye 4th year of her Age. 
Here lies buried ye Body of Capt. Samuel Murdock, who . . . died ... ye 

17th of Janry 1769 in ye 71st year of his age. 
Here lies ye Remains of Mrs. Submit Murdock Consort to Capt. Samuel 

Murdock who Departed this Life October 17th 1784 in ye 78th Year of 

her Age. 
In memory of Isaac Olney, who died April 18, 1819. Aged 32. 
In memory of Mrs. Jemima, Wife of Mr. Stephen Ormsby She died soon after 

ye birth of her first child March 22d 1784 in ye 25th year of her Age. . . . 
In memory of Mr. John Ormsby Jun. who died September 15, 1836 Aged 

76 years. 
In memory of Mrs. Ruth wife to Mr. Ephraim Ormsby She Died Apr'l 20th 

1771 in ye 29th year of her Age. 
In memory of Tryphena Daughter of Mr. John Ormsby Junr & Mrs. Lydia 

his wife who died Sept. 10th, 1793 in ye 6th year of her Age. 
Lory Page Daughter of Wm & Lucy Page Born March 11, 1802 Died August 

19,1804. 
In memory of Pamelia Daughr to Mr. Amasa Palmer & Abigail his Wife. 

She died Octr 11th 1780 in ye 17 year of her Age. 



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Here lies ye Body of Mr. Benjamin Parish he Died May 17th A.D. 1757 

Aged 41 years. 
In memory of Mr. John Parish, who died Feby 2d 1798 in ye 65th year of 

his Age. 
In memory of Mrs. Margret wife of Mr. Isaac Parish She Died December 20th 

A.D. 1757 Aged 54 years. 
Samuel son of S. & S. Perry Died May 14, 1799 AE. 5 yrs. 
Susan Daughter of Samuel & Sarah Perry Died Oct. 29, 1823 AE. 19 yrs. 
In memory of Mrs. Hannah Phelps ye Daughr of Mr. Joseph & Mrs. Sarah 

Phelps who Died March ye 26th 1756 in ye 23d Year of her Age. 
In memory of Mr. Samuel Phillips: he died May 5th 1787 in ye 30th Year of 

his Age. 
Maria Pierce died July 25, 1812 aged 5 months 13 days. Daughter of Silas 

& Eunice Pierce. 
Mrs. Amelia formerly wife of Mr. Asa Palmer & late widow of Rev. Amos 

Read died Jan. 21, 1847 AE. 81 
In memory of Mrs. Dorothy ye wife of Mr. Joshua Read who Died Decemr 

ye 26 1753 in ye 40th Year of her Age. 
In memory of Mrs. Hannah ye wife of Mr. Joshua Read who Died Deer ye 26, 

1750 in ye 35th Year of her age. 
In memory of Mrs. Hannah wife of Mr. Joshua Read who Died June ye 13th 

1755 in ye 29th Year of her Age. 
; . In memory of Abner son to Mr. Thomas Reed & Lucretia his Wife he Died 

Augst 13th 1782 Aged 1 year & 5 months. 
In memory of Lydia Daughter to Mr. David & Mrs. Mary Reed who Died 

Apr. 10, 1760 Age 2 year. 
In memory of Mrs. Mary Reed wife of Mr. David Reed who died April 26th 

1799 in ye 77th year of her Age. 
In memory of Abigail Daughr to Mr. John Ripley & Abigail his wife She 

died Novr 24th 1777 in ye 8th year of her Age. 
This monument is erected in memory of Mrs. Almy, wife of Mr. Nehemiah 
| Ripley who died Novr 6th, 1813 in the 53d year of her age. 

Sacred to the memory of Mr. Ebenezer Ripley who died 11 June 1811 aged 

82 years. 
In memory of Eleazer Ripley Died April 1, 1810. Aged 86. 

Miriam Ripley his wife Died March 7, 1823. Aged 92. 
In memory of Mrs. Elisabeth wife to Mr. Joshua Ripley She died June 30th 

1778 in ye 48th year of her Age. 
'.' In memory of Elisha Paine Ripley son to Mr. John Ripley & Abigail his Wife 

he Died May 26, 1773 Aged 1 year 5 Months. 
Here lies Interred the Body of . : . Mrs. Hannah Ripley the well beloved 

Consort of Joshua Ripley, Esqr who after she had lived a holy and 

Fruitful Life fell asleep in Jesus May ye 28th 1738 in ye 76th year of 

her Age. 
Here lies the Body of Mrs. Hannah Ripley Daughr to Mr. Joshua & Mrs. 

Mary Ripley who died Novr ye 8th A.D. 1750 in ye 32 year of her age. 
In memory of Hannah Daughtr to Maj. John Ripley & Abigail his wife. 

She Died Octr 10th 1777 Aged 3 years. 
Miss Henrietta Ripley daughr of Maj. John Ripley & Mrs. Abigail his wife 

died Octr 23d 1795 Aetat 25 Years 5 Months. ... 
In memory of Mr. Hezekiah Ripley Who Departed this Life Febr 7th 1779 in 

ye 84th year of his Age. 
Here Lyes Interred the Body of Lieut. Jeremiah Ripley Husband to Mrs. 

Mary Ripley who fell asleep in Jesus March the 10th 1736-7 in the 75th 

year of his Age. 
Here lies Interred ye Body of Joshua Ripley, Esqr one of His Majestys 

Justices for the County of Windham ye husband of Mrs. Hannah 

Ripley Departed this Life May the 18, 1739 in ye 81 year of his Age. 



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In memory of Mr. Joshua Ripley He Departed this Life Novr 18th 1773 in 

ye 86th year of his Age. 
In memory of Mr. Joshua Ripley who departed this life Deer 19th A.D. 1787 

in ye 62d Year of his Age. 
Juliania Ripley Died July 8th 1752 Age 2 years. 

Justin Ripley Died Octr 25th 1761 Age 2 years & 9 months 
Buried here the children of Mr. Ebnzr Ripley & Mehitable his wife. 
In memory of Luther son to Mr. Charles Ripley & Tabitha his Wife he Died 

March 18th 1782 in ye 5th year of his Age. 
Here lies Interred the Body of Mary Ripley the Well-Beloved & Dutyful 

Consort of Lieut. Jeremiah Ripley . . . fell asleep in Jesus Decem- 
ber the 4th 1731 in the 61st year of her Age. 
In memory of Mary Ripley Daughter to Mr. John and Mrs. Mary Ripley 

who died Octr ye 31st A.D. 1743 age 2 months. 
In memory of Mary Ripley child of Mr. Jeremiah & Mrs. Abigail Ripley his 

wife Died A.D. 1750 [?] Aged 29. 
Here Lies ye Body of Mrs. Mary Wife to Mr. Joshua Ripley. She Died 

Octr 19th 1770 in ye 78th year of her Age. 
In memory of Mrs. Mary Ripley, Relict of Mr. Hezekiah Ripley, who 

Departed this Life Novr 17th A.D. 1787 in ye 84th Year of her Age. ... 
In memory of Mary Daughr of Mr. Eleazer Ripley Ju'r & Mrs. Anna his 

wife, who died August 9th 1806 aged 1 year 11 months & 15 days. 
In memory of the Wise Prudent and Well-Beloved Mrs. Miriam Ripley wife 

to Mr. Hezekiah Ripley which Departed this Life ... on the 19th day 

of Decber A.D. 1744 in the 46th year of her age. 
Here Lyes Interred the Body of Mr. Nehemiah Ripley the Well-Beloved son 

of Lieut. Jeremiah Ripley of Windham who Dyed Septemr ye 27th 1736 

in the 27th year of his age. 
In memory of Nehemiah Ripley who died Jan. 19th 1844. Aet 83 Yrs. 
In memory of Mr. Peter Ripley who died June the 6th A.D. 1742 aged 

41 years. 
In memory of the . . . well beloved Phinehas Ripley son to Mr. Joshua & 

Mrs. Mary Ripley who fell asleep ... on the 4th day of August 1746 

in ye 30th year of his age. 
In memory of Polly Daughtr of Maj. John Ripley & Abigail his wife She 

Died Novr 22d 1777 Aged 2 years & 20 Days 
In memory of Mr. Ralph H. Ripley who died March 30th 1820 aged 30 years. 
In memory of Will Bradford Ripley Son of Maj. John Ripley & Abigail his 

wife he Died Sept. 15th 1785 aged 1 year 1 month & 1 day. 
In memory of Zeline Daughr to Mr. Eleazer & Mrs. Miriam Ripley. She 

Died Deer 3d 1775 in ye 12th year of her Age 
In memory of Mrs. Achsah Robinson who died Sept. 10, 1825. Aged 83. 
The Grave of Caroline A. Robinson Daughter of Jabez & Sarah Robinson 

who died May 12, 1825. Aged 3 years & 10 months. 
In memory of Mrs. Charlotte wife of Mr. Nath'l Robinson who died June 13th 

1819. Aged 55. 
In memory of Mrs. Christian wife of Mr. George Robinson who died April 

18th 1804 in ye 24th year of her age. 
The Grave of Mr. Daniel Robinson Died October 23, 1815. AE. 84. 
In memory of Mrs. Deborah wife of Mr. Israel Robinson who died Octr 19th 

1793 in ye 88th Year of her Age. 
In memory of Mrs. Deborah, wife of Mr. Isaac Robinson who died Novr 29th 

1798 in ye 92d year of her Age. 
In memory of Mrs. Eunice wife of Mr. Abel Robinson who died Feby 2d 1796 

Aged 32 years. 
In memory of Mr. Isaac Robinson who died Deer 3d 1796 in ye 89th year 

of his Age. 



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In memory of Mr. Jonathan Robinson who died March 29, 1849. Aged 89. 

A Soldier of the Revolution. 
In memory of Mrs. Levina, wife of Mr. Levi Robinson who died Jany 23d, 

1814. Aged 54. 
Mr. Nathaniel Robinson Died Sept. 27, 1831. Aged 79 Yrs. 
In memory of Mrs. Sarah the loving wife of Mr. Israel Robson who died May 

ye 4th A.D. 1737 Aetatis 35. 
Here Lies ye Body of Simon, son to Mr. Jabez Rous & Mrs. Margaret his wife: 

he Died Octr 31st 1775 in ye 2d year of his Age. 
In memory of Eli Son of Mr. Eli & Mrs. Lois Rowell who died Sept. 2d 1815 

aged 2 years. 
In memory of Leonard H. Son of Mr. Eli & Mrs. Lois Rowell who died 

April 2d 1816 aged 4 years. 
In memory of Mrs. Hannah Sabin widow & relick to Capt. John Sabin late 

of Norwich Dest [sic] who died Septr 15th 1757 in ye 67th Year of her 

Age. 
In memory of Mrs. Sarah Salter wife of Mr. John Salter who departed this 

life May 13th 1804 in ye 42d year of her age. . . 
In memory of Ardon son of Mr. Azariah & Mrs. Esther Sawyer He died 

March 27th 1785 aged 11 months. 
In memory of Azariah Sawyer who died Dec. 12, 1824. Aged 74 
Dan Sawyer Died October 16, 1825 aged 55. 
In memory of Mrs. Delight Sawyer wife of Mr. Methias Sawyer who died 

Sept. 10th 1800 in ye 63d year of her age. 
In memory of Mr. Elijah Sawyer who died Jany ye 27th 1792 in ye 84th year 

of his age. 
In memory of Mr. Elijah Sawyer who died Jan. 8, 1833 Aged 44. 
In memory of Esther Sawyer wife of Azariah Sawyer died July 29, 1843. 

Aged 81. 
In memory of Mrs. Fanny Sawyer wife of Mr. Elijah R. Sawyer who died 

Feb. 11, 1831 Aged 40. 
Also William, died Feb. 18, 1831 AE. 6 mos. 
In memory of Mrs. Hannah wife of Mr. Elijah Sawyer who died Novr 13th 

1801 in ye 86th year of her age. 
Harriet daughter of Azariah & Esther Sawyer died July 18, 1862 aged 65. 
Mr. Joseph S. Sawyer died May 27, 1847 Aged 48. 
In memory of Juliette Daughr of Mr. Dan & Mrs. Charlotte Sawyer who died 

Octr 11th 1796 aged 8 months. 
In memory of Mr. Matthias Sawyer who died Deer 1813 in the 70th year of 

his age. 
In memory of Seymor son of Mr. Azariah & Mrs. Esther Sawyer. He died 

July 16, 1789 in ye 3d year of his age. 
In memory of Betsey Daughr to Mr. Nathan & Prudence Simons. She Died 

Deer 25th 1777 in her 4th year. 
In memory of Nathan son of Mr. Nathan Simons & Mrs. Prudence his wife: 

he Died Novr 15th 1788 in ye 4th Year of his Age. 
In memory of Mr. Nathan Simons, who died February 1, 1834. Aged 85. 
In memory of Mrs. Prudence Simons wife of Mr. Nathan Simons who died 

March 1,1826. Aged 77. 
In memory of Sally Daughr of Mr. Nathan & Mrs. Prudence Simons. She 

died Augst 20th 1792 in ye 4th year. 
Here lyes the Body of Decon Nathanel Skif who died April 24th in the 79 

year of his age. Anno D. 1723.* 
In memory of Jemima Skiff 2 daughter of Deacn Nathaniel Skiff. She was 

born May 25, 1722 died Jany 29th 1786 in ye 64th Year of her Age. 

• Another inscription to the memory of this man reads: "In memory of Deacn 
Nathaniel Skiffe who was born at Sandwich March 1645 & died April 24th 1723 in ye 
78th year of his age." 



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In memory of Mr. Joseph Skiff, who died Deer 18th, 1813 m 94th year of 

his age. 
In memory of Deacon Nathaniel Skiff who died March 23d 1761 in ye 68th 

Year of his Age. 
In memory of Mrs. Ruth Skiff, Eldest daughr of Deacon Nathaniel Skiff who 

died Deer 3d A.D. 1784 in ye 67th Year of her Age. 
In memory of Hannah wife of Deacon Nathaniel Skiffe who Died Augst 21st 

A.D. 1775 in ye 83d year of her Age. 
In memory of Mrs. Ruth Skiffe 2d wife of Deacn Nathaniel Skiffe & daughtr 

of Mr. Francis West who died Deer 31st 1741 in ye 91st year of her age. 
In memory of Miss Althea Smith daughr of Mr. Miner & Mrs. Submit Smith 

who died Feby 3d 1802 in ye 18th year of her age. 
Mrs. Anna Smith widow of Mr. Joshua Smith Died Novr 19, 1843. Aged 

71 years. 
In memory of Mr. David A. Smith, who died Octr 7th 1817 in the 30 year of 

his age. 
Delamere Smith died Dec. 9, 1830 in the 35th year of his age. 
Here lies ye Body of Lieut. Elisha Smith who died May ye 8th 1714 & in ye 

33d year of his age. 
John Smith son of Mr. John & Mrs. Priscilla Smith who died May ye 22 1725 

& in ye 24th year of his age. 
In memory of Mr. Joshua Smith Died September 1, 1821. Aged 51 years. 
Laura Smith Daughter of Joshua & Anna Smith died Feby 20, 1826. Aged 

14 years. 
In memory of Mrs. Love wife of Mr. Joshua Smith who died April 14th 1800 

in ye 31st year of her Age. 
Mrs. M. Smith relict of Nem'h Smith died Oct. 1836. Aged 73. 
In memory of Mrs. Marietta, wife of Mr. David A. Smith, who died Augst 

6th, 1815 in the 25th year of her age. 
Here lies ye Body of Seth Smith who died June ye 24th 1724 & in ye 23 year 

of his age. 
Elijah, son of Mr. Thomas & Mrs. Lucy Snow, died Jan. 19, 1814. AE. 17 

Years. 
In memory of Mr. Thomas Snow, who died May 1, 1828. Aged 81 years. 
In memory of Miss Amelia Spafford who died Feb. 4th 1822 aged 38 years. 
In memory of Eliphalet son of Mr. Eliphalet Spafford & Mrs. Betsey his wife: 

he died April 30th 1786 Aged 5 months & 18 days. 
Phinehas Spafford died July 25, 1822 AE. 71 

Susannah His Wife died March 20, 1840 AE. 92 yrs & 10 mo's. 
In memory of Widow Ann Spalding relict of Capt. Simeon Spalding who died 

Augst 29th A.D. 1806 in the 83d year of her age. 
Mrs. Jerusha Staniford, relict of Mr. John Staniford died Jany 29, 1830. 

Aet 85. 
In memory of Mr. John Staniford, who died August 12th A.D. 1811. Aged 

74 years. 
John Staniford Esq. Died Jan. 7, 1831. Aged 70. 
In memory of Mrs. Mary Staniford, wife of Mr. John Staniford who died 

Octr 19th, 1813. Aged 59 years. 
Thomas Staniford, Col. of the 3d Regiment of Infantry U. S. Army, Born in 

Windham, Conn. Feby 12, 1788, died at Cambridge, Md. Feby 3, 1855 

Aged 67 years. 
In memory of Samuel son to Samuel Stoddard & Hannah his Wife he Died 

July 24th 1782 in ye 2d year of his Age. 
Here lies the Body of Mrs. Jerusha Stoughton 2nd wife of Mr. Daniel Stough- 

ton & Daughter of Mr. John Backus. She lived a sober, virtuous life 

and died in hope of ye Mercy of the Lord Jesus to Etearnal life Septr 

24th 1744 in ye 40th year of her Age. • 



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In memory of Mrs. Rena Stowel, wife of Capt. Ebenezer Stowel, who died 

October 7th, 1820 In the 43d year of her age. 
Commemorative of Edward Swift Son of the Hon Zephaniah Swift who died 

August 15, 1825 Aged 26 years. 
In memory of George Swift Son of Zephaniah and Lucretia Swift, who died 

Sept. 3d 1796 Aged 8 months. 
Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Jerusha Swift Consort of Zephaniah Swift, Esqr. 

and Daughter of John Watrous, Esqr who died May 21st 1792 aged 29. 
In memory of Mrs. Allathea Taylar wife of Mr. Medad Taylar. She died 

Febry 28, 1785 in ye 20th Year of her Age. 
In memory of an Infant Daughr of Mr. Medad & Mrs. Alathea Taylor 

She died Feby 19th 1783 Aged 2 ours. 
In memory of Mrs. Mehetabel Terrill wife of Mr. Levi [?] Terrill who Died 

December die 4 A.D. 1744 in the 32d year of her age. 
In memory of Miss Rachel Terry Daughr of Mr. Joseph & Mrs. Parthena 

Terry late of Lebanon who died Jany 16th 1810 aged 15 years. 
In memory of Mrs. Rebecca Tilestone Relict of Capt. John Tilestone of 

Boston who died March 31st 1798 in ye 88th Year of her Age. 
In memory of Bela son to Capt. Nehemiah Tinker & Mary his wife: he died 

Octr 21st 1778 Aged 7 weeks. 
The mortal Remains of Capt. Nehemiah Tinker sleep in silence beneath this 

Stone: he died March 17th 1783 in ye 42d year of his Age. . . . 
Here lies the Body of the Well beloved Mr. Nathaniel Tracey son to Mr. 

Stephen Tracey & Mrs. Deborah his wife who died October ye 11th 

A.D. 1750 in the [illegible]^ year of his age. 
Here Lies ye Body of Mrs. Deborah wife to Mr. Stephen Tracy She Died 

Deer 6th 1735 in ye 52th year of her Age. 
Mr. Ebenezer Tracy Son of the late Col. Ebe'r Tracy of Lisbon Died June 19th 

1822 Aged 42. 
Here lies ye Body of Mr. Stephen Tracy he Departed this Life Decmr 19th 

1769 in ye 96th year of his Age. 
Sacred to the memory of Mr. John Trescott who died Deer 25th 1813 aged 

53 years. 
Also In memory of Mrs. Phebe wife of Mr. John Trescott who died 
March 19th 1798 aged 31 years. 
In memory of Ensign Joseph Walden who Died May ye 30th 1755 in ye 61st 

Year of his Age. 
In memory of Mrs. Dorkes wife of Mr. John Waldon who Died April ye 14th 

1748 in ye 87th Year of her Age. 
Here lyes ye Body of Abnar Son to Mr. Nathaniel & Mrs. Prudence Wales 

who died June ye 10th 1733 in ye third year of his age. 
Here lyes ye Body of Abner Wales ye Son of Mr. Nathaniel & Mrs. Prudence 

Wales Who Dyed Jenuary 7th 1736/7 in ye 2 year of his Age. 
In memory of Elisabeth Daur to Mr. Jonathan Wales & Zibeah his wife. 

She Died Nov. 17th 1774 Aged 2 years & 3 Months. 
Elisha Smith Wales. 

Fradrick Wales. 

Lora Wales, Daughr to Nathaniel Wales ye 4th. 
Here lyes Interred the Body of Mrs. Esther Wales the Loving & Well Beloved 

Consort of Ebenezer Wales, Esqr who died Octr 9th 1737 in ye 35th 

year of her Age. 
. . . Here Sleeps the Body of George H. Wales who was born Feb. 9, 1818 

Departed this Lif e . . . Oct. 6, A.D. 1846. 
Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Grace wife of Capt. Nath'iel Wales who died 

Janry 31st 1816 in the 78th year of her age. 
In memory of Henry Wales son to Mr. Jonathan Wales & Mrs. Zibeah his 

wife: he Died Deem ye 25th 1795 in ye 15 year of his Age. 



1917] Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions 209 

In memory of Lieut. Jonathan Wales who died Novr 22d 1802 in ye 65th 

year of his age. 
In memory of Joshua son to Mr. Jonathan Wales & Zibeah his wife: he Died 

Augst 17th 1781 Aged 2 years & 4 months. 
Here lyes ye Body of Mrs. Mercy late wife to Mr. Nathaniel Wales who died 

January ye 20 1726 Aged 29 years. 
Nathan Wales died Oct. 23, 1815 aged 59 years. 

Rosamond his wife died March 14, 1849 aged 92 Years 7 m. 
In memory of Nathaniel son of Nath'l Wales Esqr & Mrs. Prudence his wife 

who died January ye 28th AD. 1758 in ye 5th year of his age. 
Here lies the Body of Nath'l Wales Esqr. He was Born in Milton May 25, 

A.D. 1694. He Dyed Novr 5, 1782 in ye 89th Year of his Age. 
In memory of Nathaniel Wales who departed this Life December 22d 1785 

in the [illegible] Year of his Age . . . one of the Judges of the Court of 

Common Pleas, Chairman of the Committee of Correspondence for the 

State, one of the Committee of Safety during the War with Britain; 

an Agent of the State & Town & Deacon of the Church & one of the 

Selectmen of the Town a number of years. 
Sacred to the memory of Capt. Nathaniel Wales who died Novr 13th 1810 in 

the 78th year of his age. 
Nathaniel Wales 1786-1828. 

Nancy Fitch his wife 1785-1842. 
In memory of Prudence Daughter of Nathaniel Wales & Mrs. Prudence his 

wife who died Novr 30 A.D. 1748 in the 3d year of her age. 
In memory of Mrs. Prudence relict of Nathaniel Wales, Esqr. She departed 

this life May 15, 1792 in ye 83d Year of her Age. 
In memory of Shubel Son to Nathanel Wales Esqr & Mrs. Prudence his wife 

who departed this Life June ye 25th 1745 in ye 9th year of his age. 
Here lies the Body of Mrs. Susannah wife of Deacon Nathaniel Wales who 

died February ye 4 1730 Aged 68 Years. 
Here lyes ye Body of Mrs. Susannah Wales Daughter to Mr. Nathaniel & 

Mrs. Mary Wales his Wife Who Dyed March the 13th 1737 in the 15th 

year of her age. 
Here lies ye Body of Timothy Wales who died August ye 15, 1719 & in ye 

22 year of his age. 
In memory of William Son of Deacon Nathaniel Wales & Mrs. Prudence his 

Wife: he Died Nov. 7th 1761 in ye 12th year of his age. 
This monument is Erected in memory of Nineteen Children the Offspring of 

Nathaniel Wales Junr. Esq & Mrs. Mary his wife. Twelve of the 

number Sleep under this Stone, five Inter'd in Middletown & two in 

Norwich which ware born & Died between the year 1745 and the year 

1766. 
In memory of Mr. Andrew Warner, son of Leut. Joseph Warner & Mrs. 

Elizabeth his Wife: he Died Novr 24, 1753 in ye 21st year of his 

age. 
February 26th 1767 Departed this Life Mrs. Elisabeth ye wife of Leut. Joseph 

Warner in ye 69th year of her age. 
In memory of Mrs. Elizabeth Warner, relict of Mr. Nathaniel Warner, who 

died Novr 27th, 1812 in the 90th year of her age. 
In memory of Erastus son of Mr. Elnathan & Mrs. Lydia Warner who died 

July 24th 1800 in ye 11th year of his age. 
Here lies ye body of Ens. Ichabod Warner who died Janr ye 18th 1767 in ye 

83d year of his Age. 
Septem ye 13th 1767 Departed this Life Leut. Joseph Warner in ye 66th year 

of his Age. 
Here Lies ye Body of Mrs. Lydia, wife to Mr. William Warner. She De- 
parted this Life Augst 8th 1770 in ye 26th year of her Age 



210 Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions [July 

Janr ye 27th A.D. 1772 Departed this Life Mrs. Lydia Warner, Daughr to 

Leut. Joseph & Elisabeth Warner in ye 33d year of her Age. 
In memory of Mrs. Lydia Warner, Consort of Mr. Elnathan Warner, who 

died Feby 28th, 1814 in the 57th year of her age. 
Here lies ye body of Mrs. Mary wife of Ens. Ichabod Warner She died Apr. 

ye 20th 1747 in ye 57th year of her Age. 
In memory of Mrs. Mary Warner wife of Capt. William Warner who died 

June 31st [sic] 1793 in ye 53d year of her Age. 
In memory of Mrs. Naomi Warner. She Died May 12th 1780 in ye 44th 

year of her Age. 
This monument is erected in memory of Mr. Nathaniel Warner who died 

April 12th, 1807 in the 86th year of his age. 
In memory of Mr. Nathaniel Warner, who died August 2, 1827. Aged 73. 
Died March 12, 1823, Mrs. Phelina Warner, wife of Mr. Elnathan Warner, 

in the 51st year of her age. 
This monument is erected sacred to the memory of Capt. Warner who died 

10th July A.D. 1799 in ye 70th year of his Age. 
In memory of Mrs. Mary Warren Consort of Mr. Nath'iel Warren who died 

Octr 28th 1815 aged 72 years. 
This monument is erected Sacred to the memory of Mr. Nathaniel Warren 

who was born at Watertown, Massachusetts March 22d 1728 and died 

very suddenly on the Evening of the 29th of May 1800 in ye 73d year 

of his Age. 
The Grave of Mrs. Ruth relict of Mr. Ezekiel Waterman of Franklin she died 

May 9th 1819 Aged 83 years. 
In memory of That Worthy and well beloved Dacon Nathanael Weals ob. 

June ye 22, A.D. 1744 Aetatis 83. 
The Grave of Chloe E. Webb wife of Samuel Webb & daughter of Ebenezer 

Hyde of Norwich Died August 5, 1819 In the 30th year of her age. 
In memory of Eleazer W. Webb Son of Mr. Joel & Mrs. Caroline Webb who 

died April 14th 1794 in ye 3d Year of his Age. 
The Grave of Mr. Joel Webb a Soldier of the Revolution who fought at 

Bunker hill Died March 4, 1825 Aged 76 years. 
Mrs. Caroline Webb his wife Died Sept. 13, 1825 Aged 67 years. 
Deborah Webb Died July 19, 1818 Aged 34 years. 
Nathaniel Webb Died Aug. 14, 1824 Aged 37 years. 
Eleazer W. Webb Died Octr 27, 1839 Aged 41 years. 
Sarah Webb Died March 11, 1842 Aged 56 years. 
Sons & Daughters of Mr. Joel & Mrs. Caroline Webb. 
In memory of Mrs. Mary Webb, the Late Loving & Well-Beloved consort 

of Mr. Samuel Webb who departed this Life on the 21 Day of Decem- 
ber A.D. 1744 in the 81st year of her Age. 
Here Lies the Body of Mr. Nath'll Webb who Died Sept. ye 19th 1750 in ye 

55th Year of his Age. 
Hon. Peter Webb obt. 1832 AE. 76. 

Mrs. Tamesin Webb Obt. March 21, 1834. AE. 73. 
In memory of Prudence daughter to Mr. Abner & Mrs. Prudence Webb. 

She died Feby 26th 1789 in her 2d year. 
In memory of Mr. Samuel Webb the Late Loveing and Well-beloved consort 

of Mrs. Mary Webb. He Departed this Life February the 20th A.D. 

1738-9 in the 79th year of his age. 
In memory of Mr. Samuel Webb who died Novr 11th 1801 in ye 81st year of 

his Age. 
Samuel Webb Died July 30, 1858 aged 69 years. 
In memory of Samuel H. Son of Samuel & Chloe Webb who died April 11th 

1814 aged 1 year & 8 months. 

[To be continued] 



1917] Vital Records of Saw and Biddeford, Me. 211 

EARLY VITAL RECORDS OF SACO . 
AND BIDDEFORD, ME. 

Communicated by Edgar Yates, A*B., of Boston, Mass. 
[Concluded from page 133] 

Nicholas Edgcomb the Son of Robert & Sarah Edgcomb was Born March 13 

1741 * 
James the Son of James and Margrett Pratt was Born July 27 1740 
Elisabeth Gray, Mary Gray, Olive Gray Daughters to John and Elisabeth 
Gray, the S d John Gray Esq r came into New England with his Excel- 
lency Samuel Shute Esqr i n ye year 1716. Elisabeth Gray was Born the 
3rd of August 1727, Mary Gray was Born December 23 1728 & Olive 
Gray was Bom ye 6th f February 1730, the S d John Gray Esqr being 
the Son of Joseph Gray citizen and raetter of London by Occupation a 
Linning Draper in Said city. I desire youll Record my children In ye 
form I now Send you Nov 23 1742 John Gray 
John Bradbury the Son of Chrisp Bradbury and Mary Bradbury was Bora 

the eleaventh of October 1738 
Elisabeth Bradbury the Daughter of Chrisp & Mary Bradbury was Born 

January the fifth Anno Dom 1740 f 
Thankfull Releaf the Daughter of Henry and Deborah Pendexter was Born 

Sept 15th 1742 
Benjamin the Son of Edward and Abigail Prockter was Born Sep. 22 1739 
Joseph the Son of Edward and Abigail Prockter was Born February the 12* 

1741 
Olive the Daughter of Rishw and Abigail Jordan was Born Aprill 14 1743 
Jabesh the Son of Thomas & Sarah Bradbury was Born April 22 1749 
John the Son of John & Rebeckah Smith was Born June 18 1743 
Sarah the Daughter of Richard and Rachel Clay was Born Aprill 27 1743 
Nathaniel the Son of Nathaniel & Hannah Whitney was Born March 22 1735 
Hannah the Daughter of Nathaniel & Hannah Whitney was Born November 

15 1736 
Moses the Son of Nathaniel and Hannah Whitney was Born March 17 1739 
Aaron the Son of Nathaniel & Hannah Whitney was Born June 7 1741 
Miriam the Daughter of Nathaniel & Hannah Whitney was Born Jan. 15 1743 
Thomas the Son of Joshua & Elisabeth Hupper was Born Jan. 11 1735 
Joshua the Son of Joshua and Elisabeth Hooper was Born Nov. 19 1740 
Benjamin the Son of Joshua & Elisabeth Hooper was Born July 2 1743 
Abiel the Daughter of Ebenezer Hill and Joanna Hill was Born April 29 1737 
Mary the Daughter of Ebenezer and Joanna Hill was Born April i 1739 
Joshua the Son of Ebenez* & Joanna Hill was Born Apri 25 1742 
Elisabeth the Daughter of Ebenezr & Joanna Hul was Born May 9 1744 
Nathan the Son of Nathan and Lydia Whitney was Born April 30th 1742 
Matthias the Son of Nathan & Lydia Whitney was Born March the 8* 1743 
Abigail the Daughter of Rishworth & Abigail Jordan was Born Aprill 3 rd 1745 
Sarah the Daughter of Chrisp Bradbury & Mary Bradbury was Born Feb. 10 

1744 
Brian the Son of Pendleton & Hannah Fletcher was Born November the sixth 

1744 
Roger the Son of John & Elisabeth Fletcher was Born Aprill the seventh 1739 

* This entry and each of the following entries are attested by Rishworth Jordan, 
town clerk from 1741 to 1780. 

t The year here given, 1740, should be 1742. The church records read: "Baptized 
• January 23 1742 Elizabeth daughter of Chrisp and Mary Bradbury," and a daughter 
Mary is recorded as born to these parents 16 Aug. 1740 (.vide supra, p. 132). 

vol. lxxx. 14 



212 Vital Records of Saco and Biddeford, Me. [July 

Stephen Stimson the Son of John & Elisabeth Fletcher was Born Augt 15 1742 
Susannah the Daughter of John & Elisabeth Fletcher was Bom May 2 1744 
Sarah the Daughter of Samuel and Sarah Dennitt was Born June the 13th 1743 
Nicholas the Son of Samuel & Sarah Dennitt Was Born June 1745 
Dominicus the Son of Dominicus and Rebeckah Scamman was Bom February 

the 7 1743 
Elisabeth the Daughter of Dominicus and Rebeckah Scamman was Born 

January the Eleaventh 1744 
Rebeckah the Daughter of Theophelus & Olive Smith was Born March 15 1741 
Sally Olive the Daughter of Theophelus & Olive Smith was Born March 11 

1743 
Margret the Daughter of Theophelus & Olive Smith was Born Augt 30th 1745 
Gibins the Son of Thomas & Sarah Edgcomb was Born May the Ninth Anno 

Domini 1743 
Robert the Son of Thomas & Sarah Edgcomb was Born Octob' the Twenty 

Seventh Anno Domini 1745 
Samuel Jordan, the Son of the Revd Mr Moses Morrill and Hannah Morrill 

- was Born December the Seventh Anno Domini 1744 
John the Son of ye Revd Mr Moses Morrill and Hannah Morrill was Born Nov 1 

19th 1746 
Willard the Son of Edward and Abigail Prockter was Born October 6 th 1744 
John the Son of Edward and Abigail Prockter was Born July 13th 1747 
Jeremiah the Son of Jeremiah and Mary Hill was Born Aprill the Thirtyeth 

Anno Domini 1747 
Marsa the Daughter of Thomas and Sarah Bradbury was Born January 29th 

Anno Domini 1746 
Daniel the Son of Richard and Rachel Clay was Born July 12th 1745 
Jonathan the Son of Richard and Rachel Clay was Born June 4 1747 
Sarah the Daughter of Rishworth and Abigail Jordan was Born May 18* 

Anno Domini 1747 
Hannah the Daughter of James Smith and Hannah Smith was Born December 

12 1742 
Elisha the Son of James and Hannah Smith was Born September the Fifteenth 

Anno Domini 1744 
Nathaniel Elliot the Son of James and Hannah Smith was Born Feb 1 the 2d 

1746 
Abigail the Daughter of Job Roberts and Sarah Roberts was Born January 

the 12* 1746 
Lydia the Daughter of Frances Beatte and Mary Beatte was Born the Six- 
teenth of January 1748 
James the Son of John Stackpole ju r and Bethiah Stackpole was Born Novem- 
ber 14th 1732 
Phebe the Daughter of the S d Stackpole^ was Born Decemb* 16*h 1734 
Hannah the Daughter of the aforesd Stackpole" was Born March 6th 1736 
John the Son of the aforesd Stackpole & wife was Born Septembr 28 1739 
Sarah the Daughter of the aforesd Stackpole & wife was Born Feb 16 1741 
Andrew the Son of the Sd Stackpole & Sd wife was Born March 28th 1745 
Joseph Young the Son of ye aforesd Stackpole & his S d wife was Born Augst 

28«»» 1747 
Elisabeth the Daughter of the aforesd Stackpole & his S d wife was Born 

Decembr 17 1749 
Sible the Son of Henry Pendexter and Dobarah Pendexter was Born Octob 1 

14th 1744 
Barsheba the Daughter of Henry Pendexter and Doborah Pendexter was 

Born September the 10th 1746 
Elisabeth the Daughter of Rishworth Jordan & Abigail Jordan was Born the 

19th of September 1749 



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William the Son of William and Elisabeth Cole was Born November the 22d 

1740 
Jeremiah the Son of William and Elisabeth Cole was Bom August 28 1742 
Olive the Daughter of William and Elisabeth Cole was born September 19 

1744 
Benjamin the Son of William and Elisabeth Cole was Born November 29th 

1746 
Nathaniel the Son of William and Elisabeth was Born December 12th 1748 
Jabesh the Son of Thomas and Sarah Bradbury was Born Aprill 22 1749 and 

Died May 10th 1749 
Olive the Daughter of John Davis ju* and Mary Davis was Born Apri 28th 

1745 
Elisabeth the Daughter of John & Mary Davis was Born December 17th 1746 
Elene°r the Daughter of John & Mary Davis was Born October 14 1748 
Margret the Daughter of Andrew Stackpole & Mary Stackpole was Born 

February the Ninth Anno Do mini 1748 
Sarah the Daughter of Joseph Elwell and Elisabeth Elwell was Born Sep' 17 

1730 - 
Elisabeth the Daughter of Joseph and Elisabeth Elwell was Born June 28 1731 
Benjamin the Son of Joseph & Elisabeth Elwell was Born Nov* 10 1733 
Joseph the Son Of Joseph Elwell was Born Octob* 2 1734 
Mary the Daughter of Joseph and Elisabeth Elwell was Born September 13* 

1737 
Robert the Son of Joseph and Elisabeth Elwell was Born March ye 10 1739 
Sarah the Daughter of Joseph and Elisabeth Elwell was Born Novr 13 1743 
John the Son of Joseph and Elisabeth Elwell was Born Aug** 10 1746 
Rachel the Daughter of William and Rachel Haly was Born February the 

27th 1747 
John the Son of William and Rachel Haly was Born the Sixteenth of Novem- 
ber 1749 
Martha the Daughter of John and Ruth Elden ju r was Born October the 

fourteenth 1748 
Gideon the Son of John and Mary Davis ju* was Born February the fourteenth 

Anno Domini 1749 
Margarit Smith the Dafter of Theophilus & Olive Smith was Born August 

30th 1745 
Molley Smith the Daughter of Theophilus & Olive Smith was Born August 

27<h 1750 
Ephraim Stimson the Son of Richard & Elisabeth Stimson was Born Decern' 

ye 10 1717 
Richard Stimson the Son of Ephraim & Mary Stimson was Born Aprill 22 1745 
Stimson the Daughter of ye Sd Ephraim & Mary Stimson was Born 

Aprill 22nd 1747 * 
Sarah the Daughter of Ephraim & Mary was Born July 26* 1750 
Patience the Daughter of Nathaniel Whitney & Hannah was Born May 11th 

1748 
Hipziba the Daughter of Sd Nathaniel & Hannah was Born Aug* 29*h 1750 
Elisabeth the Daughter of Jacob & Elisabeth Davis was Born Aprill 26th 1740 
Ruth the Daughter of Sd Jacob & Elisabeth was Born May 8 1742 
John Griffin the Son of Jacob & Elisabeth aforesd was Born July 21st 1747 
Mary the Daughter of the aforesd Jacob & Elisabeth was Born July 26 1750 
Nathaniel the Son of Jeremiah Hill & Mpry Hill was Born December the 

fourth 1748 
Lydia the Daughter of Jeremiah & Mary Hill was Born March the Sixth 1750 
John Smith the Son of John & Rebeckah Smith was Born June 18 1743 
Sarah the Daughter of Sd John & was Born June 28* 1745 

* A daughter named Elizabeth was baptized 21 June 1747. 



214 Vital Records of Saco and Biddeford, Me. [July 

Rebeckah the Daughter of ye Sd John & Rebeckah was Bom January the 22<* 

1748 
Samuel the Son of ye Sd John & Rebeckah was Born June the 7th 1750 
Esther Duer the Daughter of Robin & Margret Duer was Born October 6 th 1748 
William the Son of Elisha & Sarah Allen was Born August 14 1745 
Jeremiah the Son of sd Elisha & Sarah was Born the 23 Decemb* 1747 
Dorothy the Daughter of the s d Elisha & Sarah was Born March 23 1750 
Jacob the Son of ye sd Elisha & Sarah was Born April 18th 1752 
Mary the Daughter of Rishworth Jordan & Abigail Jordan was Born the 

Twenty fifth of December Anno Domini 1751 
Nathan the Son of Nathan Whitney & Lydia Whitney was Born Apri 30 1742 
Matthias the Daughter [sic] of the sd Nathan Whitney was Born March the 

12th 1744 
John the Son of the sd Nathan & Lydia Whitney was Born Apri 4 1747 
Anna the Daughter of Nathan Whitney & Elisabeth Whitney was Born Sept 

5th 1749 
Ebenezer the Son of the sd Nathan & Elisabeth was Born July 30 1751 
Joseph the Son of Benjamin Gutteredge & Sarah Gutteredge was Born 

November the tenth 1751 
Benjamin the Son of the aforesd Benj. & Sarah was Born May 19th 1753 
John Dealing the Son of John Dealing and Eunis Dealing was Born Septem- 
ber 10 1753 
Samuel the Son of Samuel Jordan and Mercy Jordan was Born May 23 1752 
Melatiah the Son of Samuel Jordan & Mercy Jordan was Born December 2 

1753 
Robert Edgcomb the Son of Benjamin Nason & Jemima Nason was Born 

January the Thirtyeth 1749 
Benjamin the Son of the sd Benjamin Nason & Jemima Nason was Born Apr" 

Sixteenth day of 1751 
Edward the Son of the sd Benjamin Nason & Jemima Nason was Born March 

the Twenty fourth 1753 
Robert the Son of William Haly and Rachel Haly was Born Augst 7th 1752 
Joanna the Daughter of David Martyn and Joanna Martyn was Born August 

the Twenty seventh 1750 
Anna the Daughter of John Hurly and Mary Hurly was Born April 28th 1750 
John the Son of the sd John & Mary Hurly was Born December 4th 1752 
Rishworth the Son of Rishworth & Abigail Jordan was Born the Fourteenth 

of April 1754 
Joseph the Son of Jacob & Elisabeth Davis was Born September lOth 1753 
Rachel the Daughter of Richard & Rachel Clay was Born May 10th 1748 
Thomas the Son of Richard & Rachel Clay was Born December 5th 1750 
Benjamin the Son of Richard & Rachel Clay was Born June 7 1753 
Elisabeth the Daughter of Eleazer & Elisabeth Kimbal was Born July 12 1749 
Hannah the Daughter of Eleazer & Elisabeth Kimbal was Born February 19th 

1750 
Joanna the Daughter of John and Hannah Farrin was Born January 14 1753 
Elisabeth the Daughter of John & Hannah Farrin was Born June 21st 1754 
Margreat & Charity the Daughters of William & Rachel Haly Born March 10 

1755 
Joseph Gillpatrick the Son of Thomas Gillpatrick y was Born October the 

08th 1741 
Margeret Gillpatrick the Daughter of Thomas Gillpatrick jr & Margeret Gill- 
patrick was Born February 17th 1742 
Robert Gillpatrick the Son of Thomas Gillpatrick jur & Elisabeth Gillpatrick 

was Born January the 4th 1744 
Elisabeth Gillpatrick the Daughter of Thomas Gillpatrick j"* and Elisabeth 

Gillpatrick was Born December the Twenty third 1746 



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Martha Gillpatrick the Daughter of Thomas Gillpatrick j" and Elisabeth 

Gfflpatrick was Born April 30 1748 
Thomas Gillpatrick the Son of Thomas Gillpatrick j" & Elisabeth Gillpatrick 

was Born April 27th 1750 
Benjn Gillpatrick the Son of Thomas Gillpatrick jur and Elisabeth Gillpatrick 

was Born June 29th 1752 
Mary Gillpatrick the Daughter of Thos Gillpatrick jur & Elisabeth Gillpatrick 

was Born February 16th 1756 
Elisabeth the Daughter of Timothy Davis and Margeret Davis was Born 

April the 15th 1750 
John the Son of the sd Timothy Davis and Margeret was Born July 2d 1753 
Mary the Daughter of the Sd Timothy Davis and Margeret Davis was Born 

August 29 1755 
Stephen the Son of Isaac Whitney and Sarah Whitney was Born March 19th 

1755 
Jonathan the Son of Isaac Whitney and Sarah Whitney was Born February 

the 9th 1757 
Hannah Stackpole the Daughter of James Stackpole and Abiel Stackpole was 

Born September ye 19th 1755 
Joseph Stackpole Son of James and Abiel Stackpole was Born February ye 

13th Day 1757 
Phebe Stackpole the Daughter of James Stackpole and Abiel Stackpole was 

Born March ye 20th 1759 
Samuel the Son of James Stackpole and Abiel Stackpole was Born May the 

first Day 1761 
Joseph Drinkwater the Son of Thorns Drinkwater and Margrett Drinkwater 

Born February ye 24th 1767 
Sarah Drinkwater the Daughter of Thorns and Margrett Drinkwater Born 

January ye 16th 1769 
Mary Drinkwater the Daughter of Thorns and Margrett Drinkwater Born 

November 16th 1770 
Joseph Hill the Son of Jeremiah Hill and Mary Hill was Born the Seventh 

Day of April 1753 
John Hill the Son of the Said Jeremiah and Mary Hill was Born April 17th 

1754 
Daniel Hill Son of the Said Jeremiah and Mary Hill was Born July 6th 1756 
Hannah Hill Daughter of Jeremiah Hill and Mary Hill was Born September 

2d 1758 
Rebeckah Hill Daughter of the Said Jeremiah & Mary Hill was Born Novemb* 

13th 1760 
Anna Hill Daughter of the Said Jeremiah & Mary Hill was Born March 7 1763 
Jane the Daughter of Rishworth & Abigail Jordan was Born November 29th 

1756* 
Joseph the Son of Rishworth & Abigail Jordan was Born February 7th 1759 
Samuel the Son of Rishworth & Abigail Jordan was Born September 1st 1761 
Ralph Tristram the Son of Rishworth & Abigail Jordan was Born November 

2d 1764 
John the Son of John & Bethier Brooks was Born January 19 1751 
John the Son of John and Hannah Farrin was Born November the fourth day 

1755 
Thomas the Son of John and Hannah Farrin was Born February the fifteenth 

1757 

• On the inside of the cover, at the end of the second book, several birth entries are 
dimly to be seen through a cloth facing, with which the binding has been reenforced. 
The official copy of the book, made in 1859 by the city clerk, in which the birth entries 
are arranged by families, contains this and the next nine entries; and it is probable that 
they are the entries which are now covered with the cloth reenforcement. 



216 Vital Records of Saco and Biddeford, Me. [July 

Eunice the Daughter of James and Abiel Stackpole was Born May 7 1763 
James the Son of James and Abiel Stackpole was Born May 28 1769 
Mary the Daughter of James and Abiel Stackpole was Born February 10th 
1772 

Robert Elwell Deceased December the twenty eighth 1748 

Jabesh the Son of Thomas & Sarah Bradbury Deceased May 10 1749 

Nov* 24th 1742 Then were Married John Davis Junr and Amme Sand both 

of Biddeford By me Moses Morrill Clerk 
January 17 1743 Then were Married Samuel Fletcher & Mary Carr both of 

Biddeford 1$ me Moses Morrill Clerk 
January 26 1743 Then were Married Benp Hupper and Lydia Smith both 

of Biddeford ^ me Moses Morrill Clerk 
March 1 1743 Then were Married the Revd Mr Thomas Smith of Falmouth 

and Mrs Olive Jordan of Biddeford *$ me Mose"s Morrill Clerk 
March 28 1743 Then were Married Thomas Pennell and Hannah Brooks 

fj Moses Morrill Clerk 
* July 28 1743 Then were Married John Gray and Jane Patten both of Bidde- 
ford ^ me Moses Morrill Clerk 
August 1743 Then were Married Abraham Tyler of Scarborough & 

Elizabeth Brown of Biddeford ^ me Moses Morrill Clerk 
August 18 1743 Then were Married Joseph Fletcher and Mary Smith both 

of Biddeford *$ me Moses Morrill Clerk 
Nov* 17 1743 Then were Married Abraham Townsend and Elizabeth Libbe 

both of Biddeford ^ me Moses Morrill Clerk 
Nov* 22 1743 Then were Married Andrew Stackpole and Mary Davis both 

of Biddeford ^ Moses Morrill Clerk 
The Revd Mr Moses Morrill and M" Hannah Jordan were lawfully Joined in 

Marriage by the subscriber at Biddeford Deer 1 1743 W m Thompson 

Samuel Scamman & Elisabeth Stimson both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 
Biddeford Sept 5 1741 

Clemment Hooper & Olive Welch both of Biddeford Intend Marriage Bidde- 
ford Sept 5 1741 

John Scamman of Biddeford & Hannah Foster of Scarborough Intend Mar- 
riage Biddeford Sept 26th 1741 

James Smith & Hannah Ellet both of Biddeford Intend Marriage Bidde- 
ford Oct 3d 1741 

Amas Chaise & Sarah Cole both of Biddeford Intend Marriage Biddeford 
Nov 21* 1741 . 

Thomas Dyer of Biddeford & Elisabeth Melcher of Arundel Intend Marriage 
Biddeford Nov 28 1741 

Benj Sawyer & Olive Welch both of Biddeford Intend Marriage Biddeford 
March 28th 1742 

Rishworth Jordan of Biddeford & Abigail Gerrish of Kittery Intend Marriage 
Biddeford Apri 4 1742 

Samuel Davis and Mary Crofford both of Biddeford Intend Marriage Bid- 
deford May 1742 

Obadiah Emery and Sarah Dyer both of Biddeford Intend Marriage Bid- 
deford June 19 1742 

John Patten and Mary Meins both of Biddeford Intend Marriage Bidde- 
ford June 19 1742 

Caleb Evens and Margret Pratt both of Biddeford Intend Marriage Bidde- 
ford June 19th 1742 

Roger Smith and Mary Jordan both of Biddeford Intend Marr August 
1742 

Samuel Dennet of Biddeford and Sarah Frost of Kittery Intend Marriage 
Sept • 1742 



1917] Vital Records of Saco and Biddeford, Me. 217 

John Davis & Anne Sands both of Biddeford Intend Marriage Biddeford 
Nov 1742 

Tho Pennell and Hannah Brooks both of Biddeford Intend Marriage Bid- 
deford Mar 1742 

Stephen Hussey and Unice Baxter both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 
1743 

John Gray and Jane Patten both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 1743 

Ephraim Sands and Elisabeth Joans both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 
1743 

Abraham Tyler of Scarborough and Elisabeth Brown of Biddeford Intend 
Marriage July 1743 

Joseph Fletcher and Mary Smith both of Biddeford Intend Marriage July 
1743 

Ephraim Stimson and Mary Sand both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 
1743 

Thomas GillPatrick jur and Elizabeth Slemmons of Falmouth Intend Mar- 
riage 1743 

Abraham- Townsend and Elizabeth Libbe both of Biddeford Intend Mar- 
riage 1743 

Andrew Stackpole and Mary Davis both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 
1743 

Samuel Fletcher and Mary Carr both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 1743 
January 1st 

John Tarbox and Abigail Webber Intend Marriage Feby 4 1743 

The Revd Mr Thos Smith and Mrs Olive Jordan Intend Marriage Feb 4 
1743 

Paul Shackford and Sarah Day both of Biddeford Intend Marriage March 
3d 1743 

Mr Richard Elvin of Scarborough and Mra Abigail Willard of Biddef Intend 
Marriage Oct 28 1744 ) 

Mr Ezeakel Cushing of Falmouth and Mrs Elisabeth Gray of Biddeford 
Int Marriage July 5 1745 

Job Roberts and Sarah Tarbox both of Biddeford Intend Marriage July 5 
1745 

Jeremiah Hill and Mary Smith both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 1746 
July 20th 

James Willard of Scarborough and Olive Sawyer Intend Marriage 1746 
August 26 

William Haly and Rachel Edgcomb both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 
Octr 26 1746 

Haven Tarbox and Meriam Dansey both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 

1746 Nov 6 

Joseph Haly and Sarah Melcher Intend Marriage 1746 December 5th 
James Berry of Biddeford and Mary Donnell of York Intend Marriage 

1747 
John Elden and Ruth Sand both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 1747 

December 2d 
Benj Nason and Jemima Edgcomb both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 

1747 Decmb 4th 

John Murch and Elizabeth Emery both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 1747 

February 15th 
Benj Gooch and Deborah Murch both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 1747 

July 2d . 

Robert Gray of Biddeford and Elisabeth Elder Intend Marriage 1747 
James Moore of Biddeford and Hannah Stover of York Intend Marriage 

1747 
John Briant and Mary McClucas both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 1748 

July 2d 



218 Vital Records of Saco and Biddeford, Me. [July 

John McClucas of Biddeford and Lydia Webber of York Intend Marriage 

1748 September 15* 
Nathan Whitney and Elisabeth Melcher both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 

1748 October 6th 
Moses Farrin and Mary Sheaperd Intend Marriage 1748 Septemb 6th 
Talor Gray and Anna Sheaperd both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 1748 

Decemb 4 
Eleazar Kimbal of Biddeford and Elisabeth Seave Intend Marriage 1748 

Nov 2d 
Josiah Davis of Biddeford and Susanna Webber of Wells Intend Marriage 

1748 
SamuU Donnell of Biddeford and Mary Ingraham of York Intend Marriage 

1748 Nov* 20th 

John Meins of Biddeford and Johnson of Falmouth Intend Marriage 

1748 
Matthias Bidlon and Rachel Edgcomb both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 

1748 Decembr 0th 

Joshua Woodman of Newbury and Ellis Stimson of Biddeford Intend Mar- 
riage 1748 May 5th 

Brian Fletcher and Anna Young both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 1748 
March 15th 

Walter Murch and Hannah Duren both of Biddeford Intend Marriage Api 
1749 

SamuH Warren and Sarah Gray both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 1749 
April 20* 

William Patten of Biddeford and Eleanor M<=Ferlin of Brunswick Intend Mar- 
riage Augt 1749 

John Ridlon and Sarah Brook both of Biddeford Intend Marriage Sep 28 
1749 

Thomas Meins of Biddeford and Ellis of Brunswk Intend Marriage 

Oct 1749 

Tristram Jordan of Biddeford and Hannah Goodwin of Berwk Intend Mar- 
riage Octobr 1749 

Nathan Woodman of Newbury and Olive Gray of Biddeford Intend Marriage 
Octobr 28th 1749 

John Moore and Sarah Wilds of Biddeford Intend Marriage 1749 February 
20th 

Joshua GillPartrick and Elisabeth Smith both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 

1749 February 10th 

Timothy Davis and Margret Davis both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 

1749 January 29th 

Jeremiah GillPartrick and Sarah Hooper both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 
1749 

Ebenezer Brawn & Abigail Brown both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 1749 
February 26th 

John Brook of Biddeford and Bethier Brown Intend Marriage Octobr 10 
1750 

Christopher GillPartrick and Jane Elliot Intend Marriage Augt 12 1750 

David Hutchens of Arundel & Lydia Gillpatrick of Biddeford Intend Mar- 
riage March 1 1750 

Benjn Nason and Betty Smith both of Biddeford Intend Marriage July 3 
1750 

Samuel Jordan of Biddeford & Mary Brown of Barnstable Intend Marriage 

1750 March 2d day 

John Corson & Christan Favour both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 1750 

February 5th 
Benj Gutteridge & Sarah Donell both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 1751 

July 7* 



1917] Vital Records of Saco and Biddeford, Me. 219 



Isaac Gillpartrick & Mary Jameson both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 
1751 

John Donell & Hannah Murch both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 1752 
March 15* 

Josiah Stimson & Sarah Phillips both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 1752 
March 15 th 

Samuel Harris & Susannah Joy both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 1752 
March 28 

Joshua Maddox and Susanna Auston both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 

Abraham Hilton & Dorithy Linze both of Biddeford Intend Marriage Nov 
2d 1753 

John Bae & Mary Patten both of Biddeford Intend Marriage Nov* 9 1753 

Benj Couzens of Wells and Hannah Stimson of Biddeford Intend Marriage 
1753 Novemb 6* 

Ebenezr Ayer and Hannah Scammon both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 
May 3d 1754 

Benjmn Emery j* & Deborah Phillips Intend Marriage May 1754 

Joseph Cousens of Wells and Hannah Edgcomb Intend Marriage June 
28th 1754 
■ Jonathan Rumery & Mary Duren both of Biddeford Intend Marriage June 
291754 

Joseph Hilton and Hannah Joy, both of Biddeford Intend Marriage Aug* 
10 1754 

Samuel Iinset and Olive Emery both of Saco Trkhouse Intend Marriage 
Sept 10 1754 

Mathew Patten of Biddeford and Susannah Dennen Brunswick Intend Mar- 
riage Octob 1754 

Joseph Banks and Hannah Stackpole both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 
Novembr 11 1754 

Daniel Ridlon and Patience Sands both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 
; Octob 28 1754 

James Stackpole & Abiel Hill both of Biddeford Intend Marriage Nov 17* 
1754 

James Staples & Mary Gray both of Biddeford Intend Marriage January 
2d 1755 

John Donnell of Biddeford & Abigail Gutteredge of Berwick Intend Marriage 
1754 

David Smkler & Abigail Gray both of Biddeford Intend Marriage January 
1755 

Jonathan Smith of Biddeford & Charity Hoopper of Berwick Intend Marriage 
Nov 6 1754 

Nathaniel Lad of Falmouth and Rebeckah Smith of Biddeford Intend Mar- 
riage April 29* 1755 

Henry Pendexter jun and Sarah Sheaperd both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 
Augtl0*1755 

Doneld Commens & Elisabeth Cole both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 
Decembr 14 1755 

John Briant jun of Biddeford and Hannah Crockett of Falmouth Intend Mar- 
riage January 1756 

Isaac Hankock of Narragansett and Joanna Lane of Biddeford Intend Mar- 
riage Nov 28* 1756 

Daniel Smith and Mary Tarbox of Biddeford Intend Marriage 1756 Feb- 
ruary 10* 

William Gutteredge & Mary Fletcher both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 
1756 October 20* 

Joseph Tarbox jun of Biddeford & Betty Woodman of Narragansett Intend 
Marriage 1756 l«t Sept 



220 Vital Records of Saco and Biddeford, Me. [July 

Timothy Hodgdon of Biddeford and Lydia Hussey of Somersworth Intend 
Marriage 1757 

John Cole of Narragansett and Elisabeth Elwell of Biddeford Intend Marriage 
June 28th 1757 

Elisha Staples & Sarah Tarbox both of Biddeford Intend Marriage Aug 27 
1757 

John Millar & Dorcas Adams both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 1756 
Decembr20th 

James Edgcomb of Biddeford Eliane Thompson Intend Marriage 1756 

Jeremiah Brown jun and Margaret Patterson both of Biddeford Intend Mar- 
riage Nov 2d 1757 

Taylor Gray and Tabitha Murch both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 
Decembr 3d 1757 

Andrew Gordan of Biddeford and Marthew Whitten of Arundel Intend Mar- 
riage Decembr 3d 1757 

Samuel Hill Esq* of Biddeford and Mrs Elisabeth Shaply of Kittery Intend 
Marriage March 20 1758 

Joseph Dyer of Biddeford and Hipsabeth Ross of Arundel Intend Marriage 
March 25 1758 

Thomas Rumery & Charity Edgcomb both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 
January 28th 1758 

Nicholas Smith & Lydia Banks of Biddeford Intend Marriage August 10 
1758 

William Rumery & Rebeccah Auston both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 
Septembr 10th 1758 

Edward Smith & Abigail Murch both of Biddeford Intend Marriage Octo- 
ber 15th 1758 

Walter Murch of Biddeford and Jerusha Brown of Ghoreham Town Intend 
Marriage October 10th 1758 

Edward Smith ju* and Anna Poake both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 
October 23d 1758 

James Jameson and Elinor Cambel both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 
October 23d 1758 

William Jameson and Jane Meins both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 
Decenbr 29th 1758 

Stephen Young and Jerusha Smith both of Biddeford Intend Marriage July 
12th 1759 

Jerathewell Briant & Sarah M^Lucas both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 

Sept 4 1759 
Jeremiah Ridlon and Bethisda Thompson both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 

March 1st 1760 
Samuel Murch & Deborah Emery of Biddeford Intend Marriage January 

1760 
Edward Rumery jur & Elisabeth Hooper both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 

1760 
Paul Pendexter & Hannah Murch both of Biddeford Intend Marriage May 

29 1760 
Daniel Smith and Susannah Haley both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 

June 5 1760 
Benj amin Staples & Hannah Haley both of Biddeford Intend marriage 

Sept 3d 1760 
Thomas Gillpatrick Ters of Biddeford and Hipzabeth Demsey of Arundel 

Intend Marriage Sept 3d 1760 
Benjamin Hill and Elisabeth Gillpatrick both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 

Sept 3 1760 
Benjamin Tarbox & Hannah Smith both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 

February 1761 



1917] Vital Records of Saco and Biddeford, Me. 221 



Abraham Ridlon & Sarah Clark both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 
William Googins & Lydia Smith both of Biddeford Intend Marriage Feb- 
ruary 25 1761 
Webster Simpson and Lucreshy Dyer both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 

February 1st 1761 
Samuel Banks & Pheba Stackpole both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 

March 1st 1761 
Isaac Curtis of Biddeford and Olive Bonson of Kittery Intend Marriage 

1760 
John Murch jur of Biddeford and Day of Wells Intend Marriage 

May 1 1761 
Samuel Young jur and Elisabeth Joy both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 

May 10th 1761 
Benja Prockter and Rachel Pendexter of Biddeford Intend Marriage May 

1 1761 
Moses Abbott and Sarah Sands both of Biddeford Intend Marriage May 

31 1761 
John Fitts & Elinor Googins both of Biddeford Intend MarriagQ June 27 

1761 
David Young jur & Elisabeth Goodwin both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 

July 20th 1761 
Lemuel Foss and Olive Smith both of Biddeford Intend Marriage August 

29 1761 
Nathaniel Tarbox & Sarah Gillpatrick both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 

Octobr 20th 1761 
Stephen Dudley of Brentwood Phebe Webster of Biddeford Intend Marriage 

October 20th 1761 
Nathan Kisseck of Scarborough and Mary Beatte of Biddeford Intend Mar- 
riage December 7th 1761 
Capt Nathaniel Kimball of Wells and Mrs Mehittebel Scammon of Biddeford 

Intend Marriage December 13th 1761 
Joshua Haley & Elisabeth Winget both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 

December 13th 1761 
Allison Smith of Biddeford and Elisabeth Junkins of York Intend Marriage 

December 13th 1761 
Robert Gray jur of Biddeford and Ann Maloon of Methuin Intend Marriage 

December 13th 1761 
Caleb Lock & Elisabeth Dyer Both of Biddeford Intend Marriage January 

1st 1762 
Benja Tarbox & Hannah Smith Both of Biddeford Intend Marriage Feb- 
ruary 1st 1762 
Robert Elwell & Hannah MacLucas both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 

February 5th 1762 
Dodevah Bickford of Biddeford and Sarah Foss of s<i Town Intend Marriage 

March 30th 1762 
John Corney of Biddeford and Mary Read of Halifax Intend Marriage 1762 

April 1st 
David King & Elisabeth Gray of Biddeford Intend Marriage February 

27th 1762 
Joseph Elwell & Sarah Bewell both of Biddeford Intend Marriage August 

27th 1762 
Thomas Bradbury jur of Biddeford and Ruth Page of Salisbury Intend Mar- 
riage June 5th 1762 
Mr John Fairfield of Biddeford and M" Mary Gutts of Berwick Intend Mar- 
riage June 13th 1762 
Stephen Safford & Sarah Clay both of Narragansett Intend Marriage July 
20th 1762 



222 Vital Records of Saco and Biddeford, Me. [July 

Mr Thomas Cutts of Pepperrellborough and M« Elisabeth Scammon Intend 

Marriage August 9tb 1762 
Daniel Cambel & Margret Gillpatrick both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 

July 26th 1762 
Dominicus Scammon and Hannah Tarbox both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 

August 26th 1762 
Daniel Tarbox and Agnes Hoopper both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 

Septemb 11th 1762 
John Tarbox jur & Sarah Staples both of Biddeford Intend Marriage De- 
cember 1st 1762 
Benaiah Hanscom of Pepperrellborough & Margaret Evens of Biddeford 

Intend Marriage December 1 1762 
Capt Phillip Goldthwait & Abigail Dyer both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 

Decemb 4th 1762 
David Chyer * and Dorcas Millar both of Biddeford Intend Marriage April 

2d 1763 
Jacob Hooper & Anna Poake both of Biddeford Intend Marriage Septem- 

. ber 1 1763 
William Cole and Elisabeth Hill both of Biddeford Intend Marriage Octo- 
ber 6th 1763 
John Frees of Falmouth & Abigail Moore of Biddeford Intend Marriage 

Sept 1763 
James Emery of Biddeford and Mary Scammon of Pepperrellborough Intend 

Marriage Nov 1763 
James Davis of Biddeford & Elisabeth Davis of Pepperrellborough Intend 

Marriage October 1763 
Jeremiah Cole and Elisabeth Gillpatrick both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 

March 1st 1764 
Samuel Chase of Pepperrellborough and Hannah Winget of Biddeford Intend 

Marriage April 20 1764 
Gershom Billings of Pepperrellborough & Ann Winget of Biddeford Intend 

Marriage June 1764 
Benjn Jeffrey of Arundel & Hannah Evens of Biddeford Intend Marriage 

Octobr 7th 1764 
Joseph Gillpatrick and Marry Tarbox both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 

October 30th 1764 
Ebenezr Jordan & Lucy Tarbox both of Biddeford Intend Marriage April 

20th 1765 
James Clark and Hannah Whittier both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 

May 20 1765 
Wilham Murch and Thankful Relief Pendexter Both of Biddeford Intend 

Marriage June 20th 1765 
Andrew Smith and Sarah Murch Both of Biddeford Intend Marriage Sept 

15th 1765 
David Sawyer jur of Pepperrellborough and Hannah Pendexter of Biddeford 

Intend Marriage 
Eli Wormwood of Wells and Elisabeth Wood of Biddeford Intend Marriage 

September the 10th 1765 
Daniel Peirce of Kittery and Olive Jordan of Biddeford- Intend Marriage 

October 1 1765 
Moses Stevens jur of Arundel and Barsheba Pendexter of Biddeford Intend 

Marriage Novemb 20th 1765 
John Stackpole ye third and Rebeccah Gillpatrick both of Biddeford Intend 

Marriage Novemb 20* 1765 
Thomas Drinkwalter of North Yarmouth and Margaret Stackpole of Bidde- 
ford Intend Marriage December 20th 1765 

• Currier^ according to the church record. 



1917] Vital Records of Saco and Biddeford, Me. 223 

Sibley Pendexter and Mary Joy both of Biddeford Intend Marriage Feb- 
ruary 28*h 1766 

Elisha Smith and Sarah Poake both of Biddeford Intend Marriage June 
20th 1766 

Joshua Hill and Martha Gillpatrick both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 
March 30th 1766 

William Gillpatrick ju* and Huldy Tarbox both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 
June 1766 

Robert Gillpatrick and Dorethy Hill both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 
Novr 10 1766 

Amos Gordan and Mary Smith both of Biddeford Intend Marriage Novemb 
20th 1766 

George Perkins and Mary Smith both of Biddeford Intend Marriage June 
2d 1767 

Josiah Garlan and Meriam Moore both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 1767 

Joel Sawyer of Pepperrellborough and Mary Stackpole of Biddeford Intend 
Marriage January 2d 1768 

Samuel Haley ju* & Betty Tarbox both of Biddeford Intend Marriage April 
10th 1768 

Stephen Jones of Pepperrellborough and Mary Stackpole of Biddeford Intend 
Marriage August 1st 1768 

Samuel Harmon of Scarborough and Mary Smith of Biddeford Intend Mar- 
riage August 20th 1768 

Jeremiah Hill Esq* of Biddeford and M" Mary Storer of Wells Intend Mar- 
riage September 1st 1768 

Mr William Vaughan of Portsmouth and M™ Abigail Jordan of Biddeford In- 
tend Marriage October 10th 1768 

John Kissick and Mary Battis both of Biddeford Intend Marriage October 
10th 1768 

Benj a Haley and Hephzibah Ross both of Biddeford Intend Marriage Octo- 
ber 10th 1768 

Snell Wingat and Margaret Emery both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 
Novemb 10 1768 

Obedh Emery and Lydia Emery both of Biddeford Intend Marriage Nov 
1st 1768 

John Poake and Mary Smith both of Biddeford Intend Marriage January 
1st 1769 

Shadrach Wetherly and Elisabeth Stackpole both of Biddeford Intend Mar- 
riage January 10th 1769 

Andrew Staple and Ruth Tarbox both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 
March 26th 1769 

Samuel Davis and Ruth Fowle both of Biddeford Intend Marriage March 
26 1769 

Elisha Staple and Jerushua Emery both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 
March 26th 1769 

Thomas Fletcher of Biddeford and Olive Fletcher of Arundel Intend Marriage 
May 20th 1769 

Robert Gray and Eleanor Moore both of Biddeford Intend Marriage July 
20th 1769 

Capt Paul Junkins of York & M" Sarah Jordan of Biddeford Intend Marriage 
August 20th 1769 

Spencer Treworgy of Biddeford & Judith Townsend of Little Falls Intend 
Marriage September 3d 1769 

Daniel Gardner of & Olive Curtis of Biddeford Intend Marriage 

1769 

Stephen Joy and Hannah Curtis both of Biddeford Intend Marriage Janu- 
ary 1st 1770 



1771 



224 Vital Records of Saco and Biddeford, Me. [July 

John Staples and Mehetable Hill both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 
Novemb 2d 1769 

Ephraim Curtis and Rhoda Smith both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 
January 20th 1770 

William Wadlin of Little Falls and Meriam Dyer of Biddeford Intend Mar- 
riage February 20th 1770 

Elligood Mills of Portsmouth and Mary Dyer of Biddeford Intend Marriage 
February 20th 1770 

Samuel Hill of Biddeford & Hannah Jordan of Cape Elisabeth Intend Mar- 
riage January 1 1770 

Ebenezr Moore of Arundel & Jane Gray of Biddeford Intend Marriage 
February 18th 1770 

Ezekiel Tarbox & Sarah Stackpole both of Biddeford Intend Marriage July 
29 1770 

Benja Hooper jur & Sarah Emery Both of Biddeford Intend Marriage Octo- 
ber 10th 1770 

Jacob Spafford & Alice Poak both of Biddeford Intend Marriage Novem- 
- ber 1st 1770 

Ebenezer Hill & Mary Battis both of Biddeford Intend Marriage January 
20th 1771 

Nathaniel Cole & Sophia Tarbox both of Biddeford Intend Marriage April 
1 1771 

James Staple and Sarah Tarbox both of Biddeford Intend Marriage April 
27th 1771 

Staven Tarbox & Sarah Smith both of Biddeford Intend Marriage June 



George Seavey & Hannah Murch Intend Marriage August 1771 
John Griffin Davis of Meduncook and Mary Cole Briant of Biddeford Intend 

Marriage October 13th 1771 
Phineas Downs & Mary Dyer both of Biddeford Intend Marriage Decem- 
ber 4 1771 
Joseph Morrill & Mary Jordan both of Biddeford Intend Marriage April 1 

1772 
Jeremiah Hill ju* & Mary Emery both of Biddeford Intend Marriage May 

10th 1772 
Joshua Murphy of Arundel and Sarah Smith of Biddeford Intend Marriage 

September 9th 1772 
Jonathan Emery and Elisabeth Tarbox both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 

October 1st 1772 
John Adams and Abigail Davis both of Biddeford Intend Marriage Octo- 
ber 20th 1772 
John Storer of Wells & Hannah Morrill of Biddeford Intend Marriage 

November 1772 
Joshua Smith of Arundel and Elisabeth Smith of Biddeford Intend Marriage 

Decemb 16th 1772 
Robert Edgcomb Nason & Lydia Hooper both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 

Aprill 9th 1773 
Joseph Moore & Olive Gillpatrick both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 

Aprill 9th 1773 
Joseph Young Stackpole & Anna Fletcher both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 

April 29th 1773 
John Wingate & Lydia Hill both of Biddeford Intend Marriage July 20th 

1773 
John Millar of Arundel and Elisabeth Mason of Biddeford Intend Marriage 

January 1774 
Joseph Cram of Raymond and Mercy Gordan of Biddeford Intend Marriage 



1917] Vital Records of Saco and Biddeford, Me. 225 



Joseph Davis of Meduncook and Mary Cane of Biddeford Intend Marriage 
March 27th 1774 

Capt James Carlile of Biddeford and Tabytha Junkins of York Intend Mar- 
riage April 23<i 1774 

Joseph Stimson and Levina Tarbox both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 
May 1774 

Eligood Mills and Lucy McLucas both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 1774 

Daniel Stover of York and Lydia Wingate of Biddeford Intend Marriage 
1774 

John Gillpatrick and Unice Tarbox both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 
1774 

Perce Bickford of Biddeford and Olive Milbury of York Intend Marriage 
November 12 1774 

Wheelright Stevens of Arundel and Pheby Smith of Biddeford Intend Mar- 
riage Novbr 1774 

Ezekiel Bradstreet and Jemima Nason both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 
Novbr 26 1774 

Nathaniel Foss and Mary Gillpatrick both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 
Biddeford January 1775 

Daniel Hibbert of Sanford and Sarah Wadlin of a Place called Little Falls 
Intend Marriage Biddeford January 28th 1775 

Jeremiah Gillpatrick and Sarah Dyer both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 
Biddeford 1775 

Jonathan Tarbox and Mary Haley both of Biddeford Intend Marriage Bid- 
deford 1775 

Samuel Dennett of Pepperrellborough and Sarah Woodward of Biddeford 
Intend Marriage Biddeford March 3d 1776 

Seth Storer of Biddeford and Olive Jordan of Pepperrellborough Intend Mar- 
riage Biddeford April 27 1776 

John Davis of Biddeford and Molly Wildes of Arundle Intend Marriage 
Biddeford September 1st 1776 

Thomas Tarbox of Biddeford and Sarah Nason of Arundle Intend Marriage 
Biddeford Septemb 29*h 1776 

John Perry ju* and Sarah Milliken both of Limbrick Intend Marriage Bid- 
deford December 21«t 1776 

John Dergen of Limbrick & Betty Browne of Osiba Intend Marriage Bidde- 
ford January 11 1777 

Nicholas Davis of Little Osibe and Charity Haley of Biddeford Intend Mar- 
riage Biddeford February 15 1777. 

Doct Aaron Porter of Biddeford and Mrs Selina King of Scarborough Intend 
Marriage Biddeford March 29 1777. 

Jeremiah Emery and Margaret Smith Both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 
Biddeford April 12 1777. 

Stephen Butler and Marthy Gray both of Biddeford Intend Marriage Bid- 
deford May 31st 1777. 

Thomas Gillpatrick jur and Anna Bradbury both of Biddeford Intend Mar- 
riage Biddeford July 20th 1777. 

John Shute of Limbrick and Mary Cole of Biddeford Intend Marriage Bid- 
deford September 28 1777 

William Haley Jum and Sarah Adams both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 
Biddeford October 7 1777. 

Theodore Mclntire of Biddeford and Margaret Hooper of the Desarts Intend 
Marriage Biddeford Nov-2d 1777. 

Tristram Hooper of Oak Island and Olive Wadlin of Little Falls Intend Mar- 
riage Biddeford November 8th 1777. 

Carel Staples and Elisabeth Milbury both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 
Biddeford November 8th 1777. 



226 Vital Records of Saco and Biddeford, Me. [July 

Robert Waters Benson of Biddeford and Dorithy Adams of Arundel Intend 
Marriage Biddeford November 20. 1777 

Joseph Mason of Biddeford & Hannah Millar of Arundel Intend Marriage 
Biddeford February 15th 1778. 

Nicholas Edgcomb of Little Falls & Elizabeth Tarbox of Biddeford Intend 
Marriage Biddeford March 1st 1778. 

Peletiah Moore of Biddeford and Elisabeth Rumery of Pepperrellboro Intend 
Marriage Biddeford May 30. 1778. 

Thomas Senate and Joanna Davis both of Biddeford Intend Marriage Bid- 
deford June 6th 1778. 

Cato and Cloe Negroman & Woman both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 
Biddeford 25th July 1778. 

Stephen Bryant of Pepperrellboro and Miriam Davis Biddeford Intend 
Marriage Biddeford Novemr 8. 1778. 

William Haley Junr of Biddeford and Dorcas Hilton of Wells Intend Mar- 
riage Biddeford November 26th 1778. 

Joseph Haley Jun. and Jemima Tarbox both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 
Biddeford December 12th 1778. 

Samuel Dennett of Pepperrellborough and Abigail Carlile of Biddeford Intend 
Marriage Biddeford January 17. 1779. 

Abner Sawyer of Pepperrellborough and Mary Steaples of Biddeford Intend 
Marriage Biddeford January 17. 1779. 

Theophilus Smith Junr and Molly Grant both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 
Biddeford February 20th 1779. 

Andrew Stackpole of Biddeford and Sarah Fletcher of Arundel Intend Mar- 
riage Biddeford May 1st 1779. 

Revd Mr Nathanael Webster of Biddeford & M" Judith Brown of Poplin 
Intend Marriage Biddeford August 14th 1779. 

Josiah Hill of Biddeford & Jane McClallen of Pepperrellborough Intend Mar- 
riage Biddeford September 25th 1779. 

Mr Rishwth Jordan Junr of Biddeford and M" Sarah Hight of Berwick Intend 
Marriage Biddeford October 23d 1779 

Nathaniel Perkins Junr and Abigal Haley both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 
Biddeford October 8th 1779. 

Abijah Tarbox and Sarah Gillpatrick both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 
Biddeford November 6th 1779. 

Jonathan Ferren of Biddeford & Dorcas Gutridge of Arundel Intend Marriage 
Biddeford Novemr 6th 1779. 

Rufus Tarbox and Martha Goldthwait Both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 
Biddeford November 13th 1779. 

John Chase of Pepperrellborough & Jerusha Tarbox of Biddeford Intend 
Marriage Biddeford Novembr 27th 1779. 

Abihail Biddle & Margaret Whitten both of Washington Intend Marriage 
Biddeford December 4th 1779. 

Ebenezer Cleaves of Pepperrellboro and Abigail Young of Biddeford Intend 
Marriage Biddeford January 1st 1780. 

Harrison Gray of Biddeford & Sarah Rumery of Pepperrellboro Intend Mar- 
riage Biddeford January 15 1780. 

Noah Smith of Biddeford & Susannah Brown without the Bounds of any 
Town but within ye County York Intd Marriage Biddeford February 
5th 1780. 

Gilbert Winslow of North Yarmouth & Rosanna Davis of Biddeford Intend 
Marriage Biddeford Feby 12 1780. 



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GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH IN ENGLAND 

[Continued from page 176] 

JOSSELYN, CONCLUDED* 

Contributed by Miss Elizabeth French, and communicated by the Committee on 

English Research 

From the Parish Registers of Barham, co. Suffolk, 1562-1653 

1633 Mary daughter of Thomas Josline and Rebecca his wife baptized 
16 March [1633/4]. 

From Marriage Licences Granted by the Bishop of London 

1590, 15 October. An Act removing Sentence of Excommunication against 
Thomas Josselyn, of Willingale Doe, co. Essex, Gent., & Dorothy 
his wife, widow of George Scott, of Hatfield Broad Oak, s d co., dec d , 
they having been married clandestinely at the house of her father 
John Francke in Hatfield Broadoak afs d .t 

From Lay Subsidies for co. Essex}: 

Second Payment of a Subsidy granted 5 Henry VIII [1513-14]. 
Hundred of Harlow. 
Halyngbury Bowser. Ric Josselyn for his moveabylls xviij d. 
Scheryng. Jeffrey Josselyn for his moveabylls x s. vj d. 

(Lay Subsidies, 108/141.) 
Fourth Payment of a Subsidy granted 14-15 Henry VIII [1522-1524] on 
goods of the value of £50 and upwards, and delivered 25 May, 19 Henry 
VIII [1527]. 
Hundred of Dunmow. Phylep Jostleyn of highe Rodyng wydow in 

goods [valued at] c li. iiij s. [tax] lxvj s. 
viij d. 

(lb., 108/190.) 
14-15 Henry VIII [1522-1524]. 
Hundred of Harlow. 
Little Halyngbury. Ric Josselyne in goods [valued at] vij li. 

[tax] iij s. vi d. 
Sheryng. Gefferey Josselyn in goods [valued at] xxv 

1L [tax] xxv s. 
John Josselyn in goods [valued at] xx s. 
[tax] iiij d. 

{lb., 108/203.) 
12 January, 15 Henry VIII [1523/4], delivered by John Josselyn armiger 
6 June, 16 Henry VIII [1524]. 
Hundred of Dunmow. 
Muche Canfeld. Raufe Josselyn in goods [valued at] xxvj li. 

[tax] xxvj s. 
Hygh Rodyng. John Josselyn Esquyer in londes and fee [of 

the yearly value of] cxx li. [tax] v li. 
(lb., 108/161.) 

* The earlier part of the article on the Josselyn family was published in the ReoI3Teb 
of January 1917 (pp. 19-33). 

t Printed in Publications of the Harleian Society, vol. 25, p. 188 (Allegations for 
Marriage Licences issued by the Bishop of London, 1520 to 1610). 

t Preserved in the Public Record Office, London. 

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228 Genealogical Research in England [July 

16 Henry VIII [1524-5], delivered by John Josselyn 10 May, 17 Henry VIII 
[1525]. 
Hundred of Dunmow. 
Mutche Canfeld. Raufe Josselyn xxvj li. [tax] xxvj s. 

High Rodyng. John Josselyn Esquyer c U. [tax] c 8. 

(lb., 108/202.) 
12 January, 16 Henry VIII [1524/5]. 
Hundred of Hinckford. 
Braintree. Phelyp Josselyn in goods [valued at] xxiiij 

li. [tax] xxiiij s. 

(76., 108/176.) 
34-35 Henry VHI [1542-1544]. 
Hundred of Dunmow. 
Canfelde Magna. Elizabeth Josselyn vid. in lands [of the yearly 

value of] xl s. [tax] iiij d. 
[Dunmowe.] Thomas Josseleyne 100s. [tax] lOd. 

{lb., 109/269). 
'34-35 Henry VIII [1542-1544]. Anticipation of Subsidy. 

Rothing Alta. Thomas Josselyn esquier in lands [of the 

yearly value of] ex h. [tax] v li x s. 
(lb., 109/286.) 
12 November, 35 Henry VIH [1543]. 
Hundred of Dunmow. 
[Great] Dunmow. Thomas Josseleyn in goods and cattle [val- 

ued at] xl s. [tax] iiij d. 
Muche Canfeld. Phillipus Josseleyn in goods [valued at] x li. 

[tax] vj s. viij d. 
Elizabeth Josseleyn vid. in lands [of the 
yearly value of] xl s. [tax] viij d. 
(76., 108/246.) 
16 June, 38 Henry VIII [1546]. 
For the Entire County. 
Canfeld Magna. Elysabethe Josselyn in lands [of the yearly 

value of] xl s. [tax] viij d. 
Rodyng Alta. Thomas Josselyn in lands [of the yearly value 

of] c li. [tax] xxxiij s. iiij d. 
Fyfilde. Symond Josselyn in goods [valued at] xx li. 

[tax] iij s. iiij d. 
John Josselyn in goods [valued at] xx li 
[tax] iij s. iiij d. 

(76., 110/230.) 

31 March, 1 Edward VI [1547]. 
Hundred of Dunmow. 
Rodyng alta. S r Thomas Josselyn knight in lands [of the 

yearly value of] c li. [tax] x li. 
Canfeld Magna. [No Josselyns in the subsidy rolls.] 

(76., 109/312.) 

20 April, 1 Edward VI [1547]. 
Hundred of Chelmsford. 
Chickenhall Smethely.* John Josselyn in goods [valued at] x li. 

[tax] x 8. 

(76., 109/305.) 

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10 March, 5 Edward VI [1550/1]. 
Hundred of Chelmsford. 
Chicknell Smely. John Josseling [tax] x s. 

(76., 110/356.) 

20 February, 6 Edward VI [1551/2]. 
Hundred of Chelmsford. 
Chicknale Smelye. John Josselin [tax] x s. 

(76., 110/374.) 

2 March, 9 Elizabeth [1566/7]. 
Hundred of Chelmsford. 
Roxwell. John Josselyn, sessor, in goods [valued at] 

xiij li. [tax] xiij s. 

(76., 110/422.) 
29 September, 14 Elizabeth [1572]. 
Hundred of Chelmsford. 
Roxwell. John Josselyn in goods [valued at] xiij li. 

[tax] xiij d. 

(76., 111/447.) 
8 September, 40 Elizabeth [1598]. 
Hundred of Chelmsford. 

Roxwell. Josselyn vid. in lands [of the yearly 

value of] xl s. [tax] viij s. 
Raphe Josselyn in goods [valued at] iv li. 
[tax] x s. viij d. 

(76., 111/501.) 
22 March, 6 James I [1608/9]. 
Hundred of Hinckford. 
Felsted. Ralph Joslin in goods [valued at] v li. [tax] 

viij s. iv d. 
Raine. John Joslin in goods [valued at] iij li. [tax] 

V s 

(76., 111/573.) 
20 October 1617. 

Hundred of Chelmsford. 
Chelmsford. Thomas Jocelyn in lands [of the yearly value 

of] xx s. [tax] iiij s. 
Roxwell. Ralphe Josselin, sessor, in goods [valued at] 

iiij li. [tax] viij d. 

(76., 112/604.) 
20 October, 18 James I [1620]. 
Hundred of Hinckford. 
Rayne. John Josselyn in goods [valued at] iij li. 

[tax] viij s. 
Felsted. Raphe Joslyn in lands [of the yearly value of] 

iiij li. [tax] x s. viij d. 

(76., 112/606.) 
18 October, 22 James I [1624]. 
Hundred of Dunmow. 
Canfield Magna. William Joslein in goods [valued at] iij li. 

[tax] viij s. 

(76., 112/605.) 
13 August, 4 Charles I [1628]. 

Hundred of Chelmsford. 
Roxwell and Newland Ralph Jossulin, assessor, in goods [valued at] 
Fee. iij li. [tax] viij s. 

(76., 112/630.) 



230 Genealogical Research in England [July 

27 April, 5 Charles I [1629]. 
Hundred of Chelmsford. 
Chelmsford. Thomas Joscellin in lands [of the yearly 

value of] xx s. [tax] iv d. 

(lb., 112/628.) 

From Chancery Proceedings* 

30 April 1646. Complaint of Daniel Hudson of Epping, co. Essex, 
clothier, and Richard Joslyn of the same, yeoman, executors of the will of 
Joseph Joslyn, deceased, brother of said Richard Joslyn, that one Thomas 
Joslyn, uncle of Richard and Joseph Joslyn, about thirty-five years ago 
made his will, and made his wife his sole executrix; and about four or five 
years after making his will said Thomas Joslyn died, and his widow proved 
the will, wherein said Thomas bequeathed to said Joseph Joslyn, deceased, 
a certain sum of money, which by the death of his sister Dorothy amounted 
to £15, to be paid to him at his age of twenty-one years. The widow, before 
Joseph Joslyn attained the age of twenty-one, paid said sum to Ralph Joslyn, 
father of said Joseph and Richard Joslyn and brother of Thomas Joslyn, and 
said Ralph held said £15 all his life, notwithstanding that Joseph Joslyn 
attained the age of twenty-one more than twenty-four years ago. Said 
Ralph, and his brother Simon purchased to themselves and their heir3 a 
messuage called Bollinghatch, with appurtenances, lying in Roxwell, New- 
land Fee, and Writtle, valued at £70 per annum, Simon afterwards relin- 
quishing his share to Ralph and his heirs. Said Ralph, having this estate and 
also corn and cattle to the value of £400, made his will on 1 August 1626, 
appointing his younger sons, Ralph Joslyn of Cranham, co. Essex, and 
Symon Joslyn of East Hanvill, co. Essex, executors. Said Ralph Joslyn the 
father died about fifteen years ago, and the will was proved by said executors. 
In said will Ralph Joslyn bequeathed £200 to said Richard Joslyn in recom- 
pence of £15 given him by the will of said Thomas Joslyn, to be paid within 
one year after the deaths of his wife and his brother Simon Joslyn; and he 
appointed that in default of payment Richard Joslyn should have a piece of 
land called Highfield, containing twenty acres, parcel of said farm, to him 
and his heirs for ever. Also said Ralph Joslyn by said will gave to his son 
Joseph Joslyn £160 in recompense of £15 given him by the will of said 
Thomas Joslyn, to be paid within two years after the deaths of his wife and 
his brother Simon Joslyn; and he appointed that in default of payment 
Joseph Joslyn should have wood and land called Woodfield, Spicercroft, and 
; Bolhnghatch Grove, and a part of Mottshold, next the lane leading to Fam- 

bridge End, to be divided by the path leading through the same from Wood- 
field to Fulchers, parcel of said farm, to Joseph and his heirs for ever. Said 
Ralph made his sons his residuary legatees and executors, whereby they held 
said farm called Bollinghatch and lands in Newland, Roxwell, and Writtle, 
co. Essex, on the conditions aforesaid. Said Ralph the father died about 
four years after making his will, and said Ralph and Simon proved said will 
and entered into said premises, taking the rents and profits of said farm, etc., 
and they have divided the same between themselves. Ralph took the land 
devised to your orator, Richard Joslyn, and his heirs for the better securing 
of said £200, and has since paid to complainant said £200; and Simon took 
the land devised to Joseph and his heirs for the better securing of said £160, 
and has agreed in writing with Ralph to pay the same. Dorothy Joslyn, the 
mother, died about — years ago, and Simon, brother of the testator, survived 
her and died two years and a quarter ago. About November 1642 said 
Joseph Joslyn made his will, appointing your orator his executor, and died 
in December last past, bequeathing to his brother Richard Joslyn, your 
orator, £40 of said £160, to his brother Nathaniel Joslyn £40 of said £160, 

• Preserved in the Public Record Office, London. 



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to his brother-in-law Daniel Hudson £20 of said £160, to his sister Anne, 
wife of said Daniel Hudson, £5 of said £160 and also £15 given him by his 
uncle Thomas Joslyn, to his cousin Mary, wife of Thomas Gill, £20 of said 
£160, to the four children of his brother-in-law Daniel Hudson, namely, 
Daniel, Simon, William, and Elizabeth, £5 apiece of said £160, to Dorothy 
and Anne, daughters of his eldest brother John Joslyn, 40s. apiece of said 
£160, to Mary, daughter of said John, 20s. of said £160, and to John Owting 
of Cranham £8 of said £160. And he desired that, if said Simon did not pay 
the same, your orators, Richard Joslyn and Daniel Hudson, should enter into 
the lands aforesaid and pay said legacies out of the same; and he made them 
his residuary legatees and executors. The residue was so small that it was 
not sufficient to bury him, much less to pay his debts. After probate of the 
will was taken on 20 February last past, two years having elapsed since the 
death of Simon Joslyn the uncle, your orators have repeatedly demanded the 
£160 from Simon Joslyn the brother and Ralph Joslyn, who are both charge- 
able to pay the same, but in vain; and said Simon, having got said lands into 
his possession, has made great waste of the same. Your orators therefore 
pray' that a writ of subpoena may be directed to said Simon Joslyn and Ralph 
Joslyn, directing them to appear in court and show cause why they should 
not pay the £160 or give up the lands. 

22 May 1646. Answer of Simon Joscelin, one of the defendants to the 
bill of complaint of Daniel Hudson and Richard Joslyn. He agrees with the 
bill as to the wills of Thomas Joslyn and Ralph Joslyn, but says that Ralph 
Joslyn his father and Simon Joslyn his uncle bought the said farm of Boiling- 
hatch and lands jointly, and that it became his uncle Simon's by right of 
survivorship. His father Ralph Joslyn died possessed of a personal estate of 
£300, and the inventory of his goods overvalued his goods and comprised 
many desperate debts, so that he and his brother Ralph had paid more in 
legacies than their father had died possessed of. And after their father's 
death, by permission of their uncle Simon, the surviving joint tenant, Ralph 
and the defendant Simon entered into the lands and made a partition thereof, 
and paid their mother Dorothy £20 a year during her life and their uncle 
Simon Joslyn £25 a year during his life. But said Simon denies that he ever 
undertook to pay said money to said Joseph or that he is liable to pay the 
same to the complainants, Joseph having died before the same was due; and 
he alleges that Joseph had therefore no power to dispose of the same. Com- 
plainant is willing to stand trial concerning the same at the common law. 
He denies ever making any waste of the property. (Chancery Proceedings, 
Charles I, Bills and Answers, Bundle H. 1, no. 8.) 

26 November 1646. Complaint of Daniel Hudson of Epping, co. Essex, 
clothier, and Richaed Joslyn of the same, yeoman. [Complaint opens as in 
the former suit.] Simon Joscelyn, brother of the complainant, being asked 
for the money due to Joseph Joscelyn, now deceased, refuses to pay, some- 
times affirming that their father, Ralph Joscelyn, was not solely seised of said 
premises, but was jointly seised with Simon his brother, although he well 
knows that their uncle Simon gave his brother Ralph, their father, a full and 
clear release of the premises, and that after Ralph's death, Simon, com- 
plainant's brother, and his brother Ralph, by fine and recovery or both of 
them and by indentures thereupon made and sealed by them, settled by 
mutual consent for the payment of said money. Your orator, Richard 
Joscelyn, begs that his brothers Ralph and Simon may set forth the annual 
value of the lands, one year with another, and alleges that his father left few 
debts and much personal estate. Said Simon of late has contrived and set 
on foot another title to said lands unto one Ralph Joslyn, clerk,* son and 

* This Ralph Joslyn, clerk, was nephew of the complainant Richard and of the 
defendants Simon and Ralph, and was the writer of the diary from which extracts are 
given below. In the pedigree that follows the records he is numbered 27, iii. 

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232 Genealogical Research in England [July 

heir of John Joslyn, son and heir of said testator Ralph, as heir at law to the 
lands by the death of said Joseph, and has offered to give him £100 for his 
title to the lands; and Ralph, the nephew, now affirms that he has the best 
rights to the lands and will spend large sums of money in suits for the recovery 
thereof. Complainants beg that Ralph, the nephew, may set forth what 
title he has to said lands and show cause why the complainants should not 
be paid said £160, and that subpoena may be directed to said Simon Joslyn 
and Ralph Joslyn, as executors of their father's will, and also to Ralph Joslyn, 
their nephew, son and heir of John Joslyn, deceased, to appear before the 
Court of Chancery to answer unto said premises. (Chancery Proceedings, 
Charles I, Bills and Answers, Bundle H. 72, no. 45.) 

From Chancert Depositions* 

9 May 1622. Mr. Scot: We, Ralfe Joslin thelder of Roxwell, co. Essex, 
and John Benton, husband of Mary, late widow of Thomas Searle late of 
Northweald Basset in said county and daughter of me the said Ralfe, do 
consent and yield to the dismission of the cause of me the said Rafe and my 
said daughter Mary against Samuel Searle, Clerk, and do yield up unto said 
Samuel all the deeds, writings, and evidences that are at this time in the 
custody of the officer at the Rolls. [Signed] The mark of Rad. Josselin and 
John Benton. Witness: Thomas Burton of Stapleford Tawney, yeoman. 
(Chancery Depositions, Elizabeth — Charles I, 1622.) 

From Feet op Fines* 

Final Concord made at Westminster on the Morrow of the Feast of St. 
John the Baptist, 5 Henry "VTII [25 June 1513], between John Josselyn 
Esquire, Thomas Josselyn Esquire, John Colt Esquire, and William Barley 
Esquire, querents, and George Josselyn Esquire, deforciant, of the manor of 
Hydehall: four messuages, four hundred acres of land, forty acres of meadow, 
one hundred acres of pasture, and twenty acres of wood in Sabricheworth and 
Little Halyngbury in co. Herts, and of sixty acres of land, "ten acres of meadow, 
and ten acres of pasture in Little Halyngbury in co. Essex. Plea of covenant. 
George has acknowledged the manor and tenements to be the right of John 
Josselyn, and has granted for himself and his heirs the manor and tenements 
which Katherine Josselyn holds for life of the heirs of the aforesaid George the 
day on which this concord was made, and which after the death of Katherine 
ought to revert to George and his heirs; but after the death of Katherine they 
shall remain wholly to John, Thomas, John, and William, and the heirs of 
John Josselyn, to hold of the chief lords of that fee by the services which to 
the manor and tenements belong for ever. And George and his heirs will 
warrant to John, Thomas, John, and William, and the heirs of John Josselyn 
the manor and tenements against all men for ever. And for this John, 
Thomas, John, and William have given to George 100 marks.! (Feet of 
Fines, Hertford-Essex, Trinity Term, 5 Henry VIII, 51/360, no. 6.) 

Final Concord made in the Queen's Court at Westminster on the Morrow 
of the Feast of the Ascension, 15 Elizabeth [1 May 1573], and afterwards on 
the Morrow of the Feast of the Holy Trinity, 15 Elizabeth [18 May 1573], 
between John Josselyn, querent, and William Water, gent., deforciant, of 
one messuage, one garden, one orchard, one hundred and forty acres of land, 
ten acres of meadow, ten acres of pasture, and ten acres of wood, with appur- 
tenances, in Roxwell and Newlonde, called Bolinghatch. Plea of covenant. 
William has acknowledged the beforesaid premises with appurtenances to be 
the right of John, as those which John has of the gift of William, and he has 

* Preserved in the Public Record Office, London, 
t Translated from the Latin. 



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quitclaimed them from hims elf and his heirs to John and his heirs, for ever. 
And, moreover, William has granted for hims elf and his heirs that he will 
warrant to John and his heirs the aforesaid premises against William and his 
heirs for ever.* (Feet of Fines, Essex, Easter Term, 15 Elizabeth.) 

Fkom Inquisitions Post MoRTEMf 

Writ of Mandamus, dated at Westminster 27 February, 22 Elizabeth 

I 1579 / 80 ]- 
Inquisition indented, taken at Stratford Langherne, co. Essex, 9 May, 

22 Elizabeth [1580], before Thomas Grymsdytche esq., escheator, after the . 

death of John Josseltn of Roxewell, county aforesaid, yeoman, deceased, 

by the oath of Thomas Spyke, Thomas Pollarde, Richard Moyle, Thomas 

Hunte, Nicholas Awgar, William Mortimer, Martin Brewster, Richard 

Stanes, William Maples, William Browne, John Jefferye, Thomas Stoddarde, 

John Francke, and Anthony Brooke, who say that John Josselyn long before 

his death was seised in his demesne as of fee of and in one messuage or tenement 

in Roxewell called Searles and of and in all lands, meadows, feedings, and 

pastures to the same belonging, and of and in one messuage or tenement in 

Roxewell within the hamlet of Newlande called Bollynghatche, with all lands, 

meadows, feedings, pastures, and other hereditaments to the same belonging, 

and of and in certain parcels of land called Thystell downes lying and being 

in the parishes of Skellowbowells and Willingalle. And that John Josselyn, 

so thereof being seised of such his estate, died thereof seised 20 February last 

past before the taking of this inquisition, and that Thomas Josselyn is his 

son and next heir and was aged at the time of the death of John thirty years 

and more. And they further say that the messuage or tenement called 

Searles and the other premises to the same belonging are held of the Queen 

in chief by the hundredth part of one knight's fee, and that they are worth 

by the year beyond reprises £6. 3s. 4d. And that one little grove and a 

parcel of land, parcel of the messuage called Bollynghatche, is held of the 

manor of Fambridge Ende in free socage by fealty and rent of 2s. yearly. 

(And that the residue of the messuage or farm and other premises called 
Bollynghatche are held of Edward Elliott esq. and Jane his wife as of their 
manor of Newland Haull, in free socage by fealty and suit of court and by 
the rent of 4s., and that it is worth by the year beyond reprises £9. 10s. 
And the parcels of land called Thisteldownes are worth 40s. yearly, and are 

held of Henry Josselyn esq. and his wife as of their manor of Torrells 

Haulle, in free socage by fealty and rent of 4s. yearly. And that John 
Josselyn at the time of his death neither had nor held any other or more lands 
or tenements in demesne, reversion, or service in the county aforesaid, be- 
sides that which is above named. Delivered into Court 10 July, 22 Eliza- 
beth [1580].* (Inquisitions Post Mortem, Chancery Series 2, vol. 189, no. 43.) 

From the Diary op Rev. Ralph Josselin, Vicar op Earl's Colne, 

co. EssexJ: 

[1644, 1 September.] "... I heard my Cosin Abrahams sonne was dead 
..." (Diary, p. 18.) 

* Translated from the Latin. 

t Preserved in the Public Record Office, London. 

j Rev. Ralph Josselin, born 26 Jan. 1616/17, was vicar of Earl's Colne, co. Essex, 
from 1640/1 to 1683, and in the pedigree that follows these records is numbered a3 27, 
iii. Extracts from his manuscript diary of 185 pages were published in London in 
1908 under the title: "The Diary of the Rev. Ralph Josselin, 1616-1683." It was 
edited for the Royal Historical Society by E. Hockliffe, M. A., in Camden Third Series, 
vol. xv. The compiler of this article is indebted to Charles Edward Banks, M. D., of 
the U. S. Public Health Service, for calling attention to the importance of this printed 
diary for the genealogy of the Josselyn family. 



234 Genealogical Research in England [July 

[1644/5, 6, 7, 8 March.] "My Cousin Abraham Josselin came to us from 
New England, about by ye Canaryes, after a sad long jorney & one tedious 
fight with a Kings pyratt: heard by him of ye wellfare of ye plantacon for 
which God bee praised; this summer N. E. had divers losses at sea, and scarce 
any before: wee rid to my Cousin Bentons ..." (lb., p. 25.) 

[1646, 4 August.] "Rid towards Chelmsford ... I lay well accomodated 
at my Cosin Rogers. . ." (76., p. 34.) 

[1646, 13 August.] "My Cosen Josselins opinion was I had a right to 
Josephs land." (lb., p. 34.) 

[1646, 31 August.] "This Monday my wife & I rod to Havingfeild: I 
from thence, Sep: 1: to Cranham; found my uncles well, & fayre respect in 
the business of my uncle Josephs land." (lb., p. 34.) 

[1646,7 September.] "Rid to Colchester . . . ; my Cosin Josselin told 
mee my cause in the busines of Josephs land was good, & he wished mee to 
proceed therin." (lb., p. 34.) 

[1646, 8 September.] "Sent by Mr Toby Cressener letters to both my 
Uncles, the executors of my grandfathers will to acquaint them with my 
'clayme & intent to stand by my title unto the land . . ." (lb., pp. 34-35.) 

[1646, 23 September.] "... I found my uncle Simon at home, I made a 
demand of the land before three witnesses, w<* is in ye box with my writings 
of Mallories; my uncle seemed perswaded & convinced of my right, & to 
debV up ye land to mee wtkmt any suite or trouble . . ." (lb., p. 35.) 

[1646, 27 September.] "I received a letter from my uncles; the Lord 
direct my spirit what to doe . . ." (76., p. 35.) 

[1646, 28 September.] "Writt to my Uncles to meete at Chelmsford 
Octob: 8. with either of us a freind to make a final! end & conclusion in our 
busines if possible." (76., p. 36.) 

[1646, 8 October.] "Rid to Chelmsford; . . . my uncles mett, not only 
Simon; wee resolved to goe over to Josephs execute . . ." (76., p. 36.) 

[1646, 14, 15 October.] "Rod to my Uncle Hudsons; . . . My Uncle 
Simon mett not, my other Uncles are very confident they shall injoy the 
estate, which if they justly doe I am content; wee agreed that our Counsel! 
should discourse in the businesse." (76., p. 36.) 

[1646, 12 November.] ". . .at night I was subpenad into the Chancery 
by my Uncle Hudson, &Ri: Josselin: it was in the businesse of Josephs land." 
(76., p. 37.) 

[1646/7, 29 January.] "I am now preparing for London to answer the 
suites of my Uncles about Josephs land; my resolucon is this (by Gods grace) 
to repaire to learned Councell, & if they say the right is mine, to endeavor an 
arbitracon, and make an end of the controversie peaceably if possible, and to 
stand to the end of the arbitrators whoever; if I have no right I will no way 
molest or trouble, but endeavor that those that have right may injoy it." 
(76., p. 40.) 

[1646/7, 2 February.] "Rid safe to London, well entertained at Mr 
Cresseners, but very weary of my jorney; I spake with both the seargeants 
in our suites; gave seargeant Turner a peice for his advice in both my causes; 
he declared to mee the way of my Cousin Josselin's opinion, the issue I leave 
to providence." (76., p. 40.) 

[1646/7, 3 February.] "Went downe to Westminster, spake with both ye 
seargeants, concluded a meeting to end our businesse, March. 3. at London; 
. . . returnd safe, to Cranham, praised bee God, but very weary & sore . . ." 
(76., p. 40.) 

[1646/7, 27 February.] "Received notice by letter to bee at London March 
11. to end our suite, all parties willing . . ." (76., p. 40.) 

[1646/7, 11 March.] "Rid to London safe, mett my uncle Simon, went 
downe to Sargeant Turners; he could not attend to end our businesse; went 
downe to Westminster; ... as returned into London, I mett my uncle Ri: 



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and Hudson; wee went togither, lay together, and that night & next morning, 
wee concluded our business, I to injoy the land, and to pay to them an 100Z.; 
came safe to Cranham." (76., p. 41.) 

[1646/7, 13 March.] "Came safe praised bee God to Colne; ... my 
charges besides jorneyes came to 11. 10s. & no more; the Lord bee praised for 
this comfortable, contentfull end, the Lord blesse them & theirs with ye 
mony, & mee & mine with the lands." (lb., p. 41.) 

[1647, 30 April.] "This day rid to Bollinghatch; all my uncles met and 
gave mee free & peaceable possession of those parcels of land given to Joseph; 
I payd the executors of Joseph 20Z, gave them bond for 801, received 11. 16s of 
the mony of my uncle Simon for rent due : God good in his providence towards 
us, outwards, and homewards; this land part of our antient inheritance; now 
I have about 201. per annum in land, besides my wives land, and my stocke, 
but I owe in all about one hundred pounds." (76., p. 42.) 

[Great antiquity has been claimed for the Josselyn or Jocelyn family.* 
Lodge, in his peerage of Ireland, vol. 3, p. 259, of the revised edition of 1789, 
asserts that "the family derives its descent from Carolus Magnus, King of 
France, with more certainty than the houses of Loraine or Guise, who so 
highly boast of it." In vol. 1 of the Visitations of Essex (Publications of the 
Harleian Society, vol. 13) three Josselyn pedigrees are given, one of which, in 
the Visitation of 1612, begins with Gilbertus Josebnus, who is called by Lodge, 
loc. cit., Sir Gilbert Jocelyne, and is said to have accompanied William the 
Conqueror in his expedition to England, while the other two, in the Visita- 
tions of 1558 and 1612 respectively, begin with James Josselyn of Essex, 
gentleman, who according to the pedigree mentioned above was fourth in 
descent from the Gilbert who came with the Conqueror. Pedigrees of some 
of the later generations are found in the Visitation of Essex of 1634 (Publica- 
tions of the Harleian Society, vol. 13, p. 430), in the Visitations of Hertford- 
shire, pp. 14, 69 (ib., vol. 22), and in the Visitation of London, vol. 2, p. 22 
(ib., vol. 17). 

From these pedigrees in the Visitations, corrected and expanded from other 
statements in manuscripts or printed books,t from the records given in the 
preceding part of this article, from other English records hereinafter men- 
tioned, and from various records in New England, 'it has been possible to 
compile the following pedigree of the Josselyn family and to show the descent 
of the Josselyns of New England from the founder of the family in England 
in the days of the Conqueror. No attempt, however, has been made in this 
article to give the genealogy of the family prior to the Norman Conquest or 
to separate truth from falsehood in what is alleged to be the earlier history of 
the Josselyns on the Continent.^ 

* Among the numerous forms of the name are Joceline, Jocelyn, Josceline, Joslin, 
Joslyne, Josselin, and Josselyn. 

t Among the printed books consulted, in addition to the Publications of the Harleian 
Society mentioned above, are Rose Graham's St. Gilbert of Sempringham and the Gil- 
bertines, Newman's Lives of the English Saints, E. G. S. Reilly's Historical Anecdotes 
(published in 1839 for the Earl of Roden, a Jocelyn by birth), Morant's History of 
Essex,_ Chauncy's Antiquities of Hertfordshire, the Victoria County History of Hert- 
fordshire, Hasted's History of Kent, Beaven's Aldermen of London, Crisp's Visitation 
of England and Wales, Notes, vol. 4, Newcourt's Repertorium, Cambridge Matricula- 
tions, Weever's Ancient Funeral Monuments of Great Britaine, Ireland and the Bands 
Adjacent, and various volumes of British Archives, published by the British Govern- 
ment. 

t The arms of Josselyn, as given in the Visitation of London, 1633-4 (Publications 
of the Harleian Society, vol. 17, p. 22) are: Quarterly of eight. 1. Azure, a circular 
wreath argent and sable, with four hawks' bells affixed thereto in quadrangle or. [Jos- 
selyn.] 2. Argent, a demi-lion rampant sable, ducally crowned or. [Josselyn.] 3. 
Azure, a fess or. [Chastelin.] 4. Gules, a griffin segreant within a bordure engrailed or. 
[Battel].] 5. Gules, an inescutcheon argent within an orle of martlets or. [Enfield.] 
6. Gules, on a saltire engrailed or five torteaux of the field, a chief ermine. [Hide]. 



236 Genealogical Research in England [July 

1. Sib Gilbert 1 Jocelyn, a wealthy Norman knight, came into England, 
it is said, with the Conqueror, and married the daughter of a Saxon thane. 
He settled in Lincolnshire, where he held of Gilbert of Gaunt the lordships 
of Semperingham and Tyrrington.* 

Children: 

i. Gilbert, 2 b. at Semperingham, co. Lincoln, in 1083 or 1089; d. 4 
Feb. 1189; bur. in his abbey church at Semperingham, between 
the altars of St. Mary and St. Andrew. He was educated in 
France, and, returning to Semperingham, devoted himself to 
works of charity, and instructed in religion and literature the 
young people of the neighborhood. He became a priest, and held 
the livings of Semperingham and Tyrrington. He was clerk to the 
Bishop of Lincoln, but refused to accept the office of Archdeacon 
of Lincoln. He founded at Semperingham an order for monks 
and nuns which was later known as the Gilbertine Order. Many 
miracles are said to have been wrought for those who prayed at 
his tomb, and in 1202 he was canonized by Pope Innocent HI as 
St. Gilbert of Semperingham, 4 Feb. being his commemoration 
day.f 

2. ii. Geoffrey, b. abt. 1091. 

2. Geoffrey 2 Jocelyn, born about 1091, inherited his father's lands, his 

elder brother having taken holy orders. He married dh 

Bisset, daughter of John. 
Child: 

3. i. William,' heir of his father. 

3. William 3 Jocelyn married Oswalda Goushall, daughter of Sir 
Robert, Knight. 



Child 



4. i. Robert, 4 heir of his father. 

4. Robert 4 Jocelyn married Fleming, daughter of John. 

Child: 

5. i. James, 6 heir of his father. 

5. James* Jocelyn, of co. Essex, married Joan Threckenholm or 

Throcktngholden, daughter of Henry. 
Child: 

6. i. Henry, 1 heir of his father. 

7. Argent, three escutcheons, two and one, gules. [Patmer.] 8. Gules, three chevrons 
argent. [Bawde.] On fess point a crescent for difference. Crest of Josselyn: A falcon's 
leg belled or, the thigh erased gules. 

These arms were allowed or confirmed at the Visitation of London, 1633-4, to 
Thomas Joscelin of London, gentleman, 1634, and the pedigree accompanying the arms 
shows the descent of this Thomas from John" Joscelin (18). (Vide infra, 18, iii, 1.) In 
1900 pedigrees of descents from the last-mentioned Thomas (of London, 1634) were 
recorded at the College of Arms, and the arms and quarterings described above were 
again allowed to various descendants from him, but the arms of Hide were placed in the 
fourth quarter, those of Battell in the fifth quarter, and those of Enfield in the sixth 
quarter. (Cf. Crisp's Visitation of England and Wales, Notes, vol. 4, pp. 32-49.) 

* According to Lodge, Peerage of Ireland, vol. 3, p. 259 (revised edition of 1789), 
Sir Gilbert Jocelyne was son of Egidius Josselin, a nobleman of Brittany, who crossed 
into England in the reign of Edward the Confessor, about 1045. The son, Sir Gilbert, 
born apparently in England, went into Normandy and returned to England with the 
Conqueror. Evidence to prove these statements seems to be lacking. — Editor. 

t Cf. Rose Graham's St. Gilbert of Sempringham and the Gilbertines. Miss Gra- 
ham thinks that the age given for St. Gilbert at his death — 106 years — should be 100 
years, the Latin word senex, "old," having been probably mistaken for the Latin sex, 
" six." A life of St. Gilbert was written by a contemporary, one of his own order, at the 
command of St. GUbert's successor, Abbot Roger. Cf. also Dictionary of National 
Biography, sub nomine Gilbert of Sempringham. 



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6. Henry 4 Joceltn married Jane Chastelin, daughter and heiress of 

William and Joan (Sulliard).* 
Child: 

7. i. Ralph, 7 heir of his father. 

7. Ralph 7 Joceltn, living in 1201-2, married Beatrice — . He held 

lands in Easton, co. Northampton, in the reign of King John.f 
Child: 

8. i. John, 8 heir of his father. 

8. John 8 Joceltn, living in 1225-6, married Katherine Battell, daugh- 

ter and coheiress of Sir Thomas, Knight, by his wife Elizabeth (de 
Enfeild), who was daughter and heiress of Sir Richard de EnfeUd, 
Knight.J John Jocelyn held lands in Easton and Appletree, co. 
Northampton, which he gave to the Prior and Canons of Bradenstok.§ 
Child: 

9. i. Thomas. 9 

9. Thomas 9 Joceltn, who died after 1277, married, about 1248, Maud 

Hide, daughter and coheiress of Sir John Hide of the Hide, Saw- 
bridgeworth, co. Herts, Knight, by his wife Elizabeth (Sudley), who 
was daughter of John, Lord Sudley, of co. Gloucester. || Maud 
(Hide) Jocelyn survived her husband, and married secondly Nicholas 
de Villiers. By the marriage of Thomas Jocelyn with Maud Hide the 
manor of the Hide, or Hide Hall, as it was later called, passed into the 
possession of the Josselyn family, who held it for almost six hundred 
and fifty years, until, in 1897, it passed by will to Sophia, widow of the 
fifth Earl of Roden, a nobleman who had died without male issue. A 
charter of "Thomas son of John" is still preserved in the family. 
Child: 
10. i. Thomas, 10 b. abt. 1249. 

10. Thomas 10 Joceltn, of Hide Hall, Sawbridgeworth, co. Herts, born about 
1249, died about 1284. He married first Alice Liston, daughter of 
William; and secondly Joan Blount, daughter of John. Joan 
(Blount) Jocelyn survived her husband, and married secondly, about 

1285, de la Le; and as Joan de la Le, late wife of Thomas 

Josselyn the Elder, she released, by deed undated but enrolled in 
Trinity Term, 13 Edward I [May — June 1285], her rights of dower in 
her late husband's lands to Adam de Stratton, clerk, during the 
minority of the heirs of Thomas, son of Thomas Jocelyn. fl She mar- 
ried thirdly Thomas Marshall. 
Children by first wife: 

i. Thomas, 11 b. abt. 1273; succeeded to his father's lands on the death 
of the latter abt. 1284, when the Earl of Hereford and Essex 
granted the rent of Hide Hall to Sir Adam de Stratton during the 
minority of the heir.** 

* Arms of Chastelin: Azure, a fess or. They form the third quartering of the 
Josselyn shield described above (p. 235, footnote). For pedigree of this family vide 
Visitation of Essex of 1612 (Publications of the Harleian Society, vol. 13, p. 226). 

t Harleian MS. 4944, in the British Museum. 

t For pedigrees of these families see Publications of the Harleian Society, vol. 13, p. 
227. For arms vide supra, p. 235, footnote (the fourth and fifth quarteringa of the 
Josselyn arms): 

§ Charter Rolls, 1226-1257, p. 161 (published by the British Government). 

II For the Hide arms vide supra, p. 235, footnote (the sixth quartering of the Josselyn 
arms). 

% Ancient Deeds, vol. 3, no. A5130 (published by the British Government). 

** lb., vol. 3, no. A5111. This Thomas is omitted in the pedigrees in the Visita- 
tions of Essex. 



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11. ii. Ralph, b. at the manor of Shellow-Bowels in the parish of Wil- 
lingale-Doe, co. Essex, 13 Dec. 1275. 

11. Ralph" Jocelyn, of Hide Hall, Sawbridgeworth, co. Herts, and of the 
manor of Shellow-Bowels* in the parish of Willingale-Doe, co. Essex, 
born at Shellow-Bowels 13 Dec. 1275, died after 1312-13 and before 
1323. He married first Anne Sandys, eldest daughter of William; 
and secondly Maud Sutton, daughter of Sir John.t Knight, who 
married secondly Roger de Bemers and died in 1354-5. 

Ralph Jocelyn succeeded his brother Thomas about 1284, and had 
livery of his father's lands in Oct. 1297, % having proved his age.§ In 
his deposition on this occasion Ralph de Merk of Roothing, co. Essex, 
aged forty years, stated that Ralph Jocelyn, son of Thomas, was 
. twenty-one years of age on the Feast of St. Lucy the Virgin previous, 
that he was born at Shellow and was baptized in the parish church of 
Willingale-Doe on the fourth day after his birth, and that he, the de- 
ponent, held him at the font and gave him his name. 

Ralph Jocelyn held court at Shellow-Bowels in 1298. On 8 Oct. 
1302 he held one and a half knight's fees in Shellow and Sawbridge- 
worth. || In 1309 he was a commissioner to collect a tax in Hertford- 
shire, for the war with Scotland.^! He was living 24 Feb. 1312/13.** 

Child by second wife: 

12. i. Jeffrey. 12 

12. Jeffrey 12 Jocelyn, of Hide Hall in Sawbridgeworth, co. Herts, and of 
the manor of Shellow-Bowels or Shellow-Jocelyn in Willingale-Doe, 
co. Essex, died between 1360 and 1373. He married Margaret 
Rokell, daughter of Robert. On 28 Dec. 1338 he leased the manor 
of Shellow-Jocelyn to Robert le Marshall of Northweld and Margery 
his wife during their lives, subject to a rent charge of £6 a year during 
the life of his (Jeffrey's) mother. This manor passed out of the Jos- 
selyn family into the possession of the Torrell family, being called 
Torrell's Hall or Shellow-Torrell; but it came again into the possession 
of the Josselyns some two hundred years later (vide infra, 23). 

Child: 
. 13. i. Ralph." 

13. Ralph 13 Jocelyn, of Hide Hall in Sawbridgeworth, co. Herts, succeeded 
to his father's lands not later than 1373 and died about 1383. He 
married Margaret de Patmer, daughter and heiress or coheiress of 
John, this John de Patmer being son of John and Sara de Patmer and 
grandson of Philip de Patmer of Patmer Hall and his wife, who was 
daughter and heiress of John Bawde of Somerby, co. Lincoln.ft In 
1373 Ralph Jocelyn held half a knight's fee in Sawbridgeworth. 

• There is also a parish in co. Essex called Shellow-Bowels. 

t In one of the Visitation pedigrees Sir John Sutton is called Sutton alias Dudley; 
but the first John Sutton to assume the additional name of Dudley was born too late 
to be the father of Ralph Jocelyn's second wife. See Herald and Genealogist, vol. 5, 
p. 111. 

1 Calendar of Fine Rolls, vol. 1, p. 392 (published by the British Government). 

§ Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward I, p. 323 (published by the British 
Government). 

|| Calendar of Chancery Inquisitions Post Mortem, vol. 1, no. 1870 (published by 
the British Government). 

T Calendar of Patent Rolls, 1307-1313, p. 184 (published by the British] Govern- 
ment). 
••* lb., pp. 554-555. 

tt For the Patmer pedigree see Publications of the Harleian Society, vol. 13, pp. 227- 
228. For the arms of this family and of the Bawde family vide supra, p. 235, footnote 
(the seventh and eighth quarterings of the Josselyn arms). 



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Children: 
i. Thomas, 14 d. s.p. after 1407, when he granted Hide Hall to his 
brother Jeffrey;* m. Maud de Bbaintree, daughter and heiress 
of Adam, who probatory brought to her husband as her marriage 
portion the property called Braintrees in Hatfield-Broad-Oak, co. 
Essex. 

14. ii. Jeffrey. 

14. Jeffrey 14 Jocelyn, of Hide Hall in Sawbridgeworth, co. Herts, died in 

1425.* Perhaps he married first Katherine , daughter of 

Thomas, Lord Bray;f and he married, perhaps secondly, Joan 

, who is said to have been daughter of Thomas Berrie. On 17 

Oct. 1394 he is recorded as about to go into Ireland in the King's ser- 
vice, with Thomas de Percy, steward of the King's household.}: By 
his will of 1424, which is now missing, he left Hide Hall to his son and 
heir Thomas, subject to the dower of his wife Joan.* 
Children by first wife: 

15. i. Thomas. 18 

ii. . Margery or Margaret. 
iii. Elizabeth. 

16. iv. Jeffrey. 

v. William, a priest, d. s.p. 

vi. Sir Ralph, Knight, b. at Sawbridgeworth, co. Herts; d. s.p. 25 

Oct. 1478; m. (1) Margery ;§ m. (2) PhilippaMalpas, 

who was living 28 Jan. 1450/1, when her husband bought the manor 
of Aspenden Hall, co. Herts, dau. of Philip, Lord Mayor of London 
in 1448; m. (3) Elizabeth Barley, dau. of William or Henry 
of Aspenden, co. Herts. Elizabeth (Barley) Jocelyn m. (2) Sir 
Robert Clifford of Brakenborough, Knight, third s. of Lord Clif- 
ford, and d. between 1 May 1525 and 20 July 1526.|| The church 
at Long Melford, co. Suffolk, contains a fine, old, stained-glass 
window representing Sir Robert Clifford, his wife Elizabeth, and her 
' first husband, Sir Ralph Jocelyn. Sir Ralph is first of record in 

1433, as of Aspenden, being mentioned as one able to spend £10, 
perhaps in anticipation of a royal loan. He was a member of the 
Company of Drapers of London, was elected alderman from Corn- 
hill Ward 29 Nov. 1456, was master of the Company of Drapers 
in 1457-8, sheriff in 1458-9, auditor in 1464, lord mayor in 1464-5, 
and was created a Knight of the Bath by Edward IV at the coro- 
nation of his queen, Elizabeth Woodville, 24 May 1465. He was 
a member of Parliament for London in 1467, and was again 
elected lord mayor in 1476. If In his mayoralty Sir Ralph had the 
wall of London repaired between Aldgate and Aldersgate and the 
Fleet Ditch cleaned. He also corrected the abuses of the bakers 

* Harleian MS. 4944, in the British Museum. 

t Katherine, daughter of Thomas, Lord Bray, may have been the first wife of Jef- 
frey's son Jeffrey (vide infra, 16). 

t Calendar of Patent Rolls, 1391-1396, p. 494 (published by the British Govern- 
ment). 

§ Hitherto all writers have agreed in assigning to Sir Ralph Jocelyn but two wives, 
PhUippa and Elizabeth; but Geoffrey Chittock, citizen and draper of London, in his 
will dated 16 July 1478, endows a chantry in the church of St. Swithin, London Stone, 
and directs that the chantry priest shall pray for the souls of Thomas Aylesby, late 
draper of London, John and Joan, parents of the said Thomas, Ralph Joscelyn, Knight, 
alderman and draper, Margery and Phillip, late wives of the said_ Ralph, and Elizabeth, 
his present wife [and others], this endowment being made at the instance and request of 
the said Ralph. (Wills in the Court of Hustings, vol. 1, p. 584.) Perhaps Margery, 
first wife of Sir Ralph Jocelyn, was identical with the Margery, widow of Thomas 
Aylesby, with whom and with others, executors of the will of the said Thomas, Sir Ralph 
Jocelyn in 1444 and 1446 sued the creditors of the estate of the said Thomas. (Calen- 
dar of Patent Rolls, 1441-1446, pp. 215, 387.) Or perhaps Margery, the first wife of 
Sir Ralph, was a daughter of Thomas Aylesby. 

II Her wul is on record at Somerset House, in P.C.C., Porch, 9. 

\ Cf. Beaven's Aldermen of the City of London. 



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and victuallers. In 1471, in the Wars of the Roses, when the 
Kentish levies under Thomas Neville, the Bastard of Faucon- 
bridge, attacked Bishopsgate and Aldgate, London, in an attempt 
to rescue Henry VI from his imprisonment in the Tower, Six Ralph 
raised forces and, sallying forth, defeated Neville and his men. 
From the point of view of public service he was certainly the most 
prominent man of the family. He was bur. in St. Swithin's 
Church, London, of which he was a benefactor, in "a fair tomb," 
which was destroyed in the Great Fire in 1666.* A memorial 
brass, no longer in existence, was erected to his memory in the 
church at Sawbridgeworth, co. Herts, bearing the following in- 
scription: "Orate pro aroma Radulphi Joslyne quondam militia 
et bis Maioratus Cruitatis London qui obiit xxv. Octob. M. cccc. 
lxxviii."t Because of this brass some writers have stated that 
he was bur. in the Sawbridgeworth church. The inquisition 
post mortem on his estate shows that he died seised of the manors 
of Lynclehade and Southcotein co. Bucks; the manor of Chadewell 
in Chadewell, Thurrock, East Tilbury, and West Tilbury, the 
manor of Bursted, and lands and tenements in West Ham, all 
in co. Essex; and the manor of Aspenden Hall in the parishes of 
Buntingford, Layston, Throcking. Wyddial, Wakeley, and West- 
mill, and the manor of Anstey, all in co. Herts; and that his heir 
was George Josselyn, aged 50 years and more at the death of the 
said Ralph, s. of his brother Thomas.} 

Thomas 16 Josceltn (Jeffrey 1 *), of Hide Hall in Sawbridgeworth, co. 
Herts, died before 1478. He married, about 1426, Alice Duke, 
daughter of Lewis of Dukes, co. Essex, by bis wife Anna, daughter 
and heiress of John Cotton, Esq. 
Child: 

Geobqe, 1 ' b. in 1428. 



He married first 
A memorial brass 



17. i 

16. Jeffrey 16 Josseltn (Jeffrey 1 *) died 2 Jan. 1470/1. 

Katherine ; § and secondly Joan . 

in the church at Sawbridgeworth, co. Herts, where they are buried, is 
inscribed: "Hie iacent Galfredus Ioslyne & Katherine, ac Joanna 
vxor eius, qui obiit ii Januar M cccc lxx."|| 
Child by first wife: 

18. i. John. 18 

* Stow's Survey of London, 1598. 

t Weever's Ancient Funeral Monuments of Great Britaine, Ireland and the Hands 
Adjacent, p. 649. 

t Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward IV, file 66, no. 28. Sir Henry Chauncy, in his 
Historical Antiquities of Hertfordshire, published in 1700, makes a mistake which has 
been repeated by all later biographers of Sir Ralph Joeelyn. This is his statement that 
Sir Ralph had a son Richard, of Fidlers in Writtle, co. Essex, whose daughter Beatrice 
married John Browne. According to the Visitation of Essex of 1612 (.Publications of 
the Harleian Society, vol. 13, p. 163) John Browne married Beatrix, daughter to Richard 
Josselyn of Fidelers in county Essex, son and heir to "Alderman Josselyn whoe lyeth 
buryed at St. Mary at Hill." (A later hand, perhaps Chauncy's, has changed the place 
of burial to St. Swithin's, London Stone.) Now this statement, as it stood originally, 
was correct. Richard Gosselyn, ironmonger and alderman of London, in his will dated 
20 Apr. 1428, requests that his body be buried in the church of St. Mary at Hill and 
mentions his wife Beatrice and, among other children, his son Richard. (Wills in the 
Court of Hustings, vol. 1, p. 463.) He is obviously not identical with Sir Ralph Joee- 
lyn, nor did he belong to the family with which this article is concerned.^ Moreover, 
the inquisition post mortem, mentioned above, states that the heir of Sir Ralph was 
George Josselyn, son of Ralph's brother Thomas. 

§ As has been stated above (p. 239, footnote), Katherine, daughter of Thomas, 
Lord Bray, may have been the wife of Jeffrey (16) rather than the wife of his father 

j| Weever's Ancient Funeral Monuments of Great Britaine, Ireland and the Bands 
Adjacent, p. 550. Some authorities say that the reading in the inscription is "xx 
Januar," not "ii Januar." This brass has been wrongly ascribed to the father of this 
man, Jeffrey Joeelyn (14). 



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17. George 18 Josseltn (Thomas™, Jeffrey 14 ), of Hide Hall in Sawbridge- 
worth, co. Herts, and of Sheering, co. Essex, bom in 1428, died after 
1480, the year in which he settled Hide Hall on his son Ralph.* He 
married Matjd Bardolph, daughter and heir of Edmund. He is 
said to have been called " Jocelyn the Courtier." He was heir of his 
uncle, Sir Ralph (14, vi), and at the death of the latter in 1478 was 

said to be fifty years and more of age.f 
Children: 

i. Ralph, 17 b. abt. 1455; d. in 1504; m. abt. 1480t Katherine Mar- 
tin, living in 1513, dau. and coheiress of Richard of Faversham, 
co. Kent. Ralph Josselyn was collector of the alien subsidy for 
co. Herts in 1488/9, commissioner of gaol deliveries in 1499, 1503, 
and 1504, and justice of the peace from 1486 until his death. 
Children: 1. George,™ a priest, b. abt. 1490;* d. s.p. after 1524; 
he sold Hide Hall to his uncle, John Josselyn (19), in 15134 2. 
Gabriel, b. abt. 1492; d. s.p. after 1524; in 1513 he released his 
rights in Hide Hall to his uncle, John Josselyn. 3. John, b. abt. 

1494; d. in 1553; m. Anne ; Margaret, his dau. and heiress, 

m. John Foxley. 

19. ii. John, b. abt. 1460. 

hi. Phtxjp, a priest^ b. abt. 1462; d. abt. 1509. He was inducted as 
vicar of Sawbridgeworth, co. Herts, 22 Dec. 1487, and later was 
vicar of High Rodmg, co. Essex, holding this living until his death. 
His successor was inducted there 23 June 1509. 

iv. Elizabeth, d. before 1524; m. Robert FttzHerbebt, who d. before 
1524. Child: 1. Anne, m. John Bettenham. 

18. John 18 Josseltn (Jeffrey, 15 Jeffrey 1 *), of Sheering, co. Essex, died before 

Aug. 1524. He married Anne . 

Children: 

20. i. Ralph," b. abt. 1475. 

ii. Philip, b. abt. 1477; on a subsidy list at Braintree, co. Essex, in 
1524/5; m. Agnes Davtes, dau. of Robert. Child: 1. Philip,™ 
of Little Leighs, co. Essex, d. abt. 1552;§ m. Anne Brooke, who 
survived nim ; dau. of John; his dau. Susan m. Thomas Wilson of 
Jenkins in Stisted, co. Essex. 

ill. Jeffrey, b. abt. 1479; living in 1525; on a subsidy list at Sheering, 
co. Essex, in 1513-14. Child: 1. Thomas,™ d. 6 July 1552; m. 
Elizabeth Hadleigh, who d. 17 Apr. 1587, dau. of Nicholas; his s. 
Thomas d. 17 Sept. 1611, and to the latter's s. Thomas the 
ancient arms of the Josselyns were allowed or confirmed at the 
Visitation of London of 1633-4.N 

iv. Agnes or Anne, b. abt. 1481; m. Thomas Poole. 

19. John 17 Josseltn (George, 16 Thomas, 15 Jeffrey 14 ), of Newhall Josselyn in 
High Roding, co. Essex, and of Hide Hall in Sawbridgeworth, co. 
Herts, the testator of 1524, born about 1460, died 14 July 1525.f He 
married first, before 1492/3, Cicely (Molineux) FitzHerbert, 
who died 7 July 1502, the inquisition post mortem being taken 12 Feb. 
1503/4, daughter of John Molineux of Chipping Campden, co. 
Gloucester, and widow of Henry FitzHerbert; and secondly Philtppa 
(Bradburt) Barlet, the testatrix of 1530, who died after 14 Oct. 

• Exchequer Inquisitions Post Mortem, file 295, no. 6. (Public Eecord Office, Lon- 
don.) 

t Vide supra, p. 240. 

t Feet of Fines, Hertfordshire, Trinity Term, 5 Henry VIH. (Public Record 
Office, London.) 

§ His original will, dated the last of July 1552, is in the Commissary Court of Lon- 
don for Essex and Herts [Somerset House], 1552. 



M Vide supra, p^235,_ footnote. 



. Inquisitions Post Mortem, Chancery Series 2, vol. 45, no. 9. (Public Record 
Office, London.) 



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1530, daughter of William and Jane (FitzWilliams) Bradbury of 
Littlebury and Wicken-Bonhunt, co. Essex,* and widow of John Bar- 
ley of Stapleford-Abbotts, co. Essex. 

John Josselyn bought of his nephew, George Josselyn (17, i, 1), the 
ancestral estate of Hide Hall in 1513.f Besides the two estates above 
mentioned he had others in High Roding, Great Dunmow, Aythorpe- 
Roding, Tillingham, King's Hatfield or Hatfield-Broad-Oak, Shellow- 
Bowels, Great Waltham, Little Hallingbury, Little Canfield, and 
Much or Great Canfield, all in co. Essex. He and his wife were buried in 
the priory of King's Hatfield, and in the chancel of the ancestral church 
in Sawbridgeworth was erected a stately tomb, with recumbent figures 
(carved in stone but now much defaced) of him and his wife Philippa. 
Above is a marble tablet, bearing the inscription: "Heare Lyeth John 
Jocelyn Esqr., and Philippa his wife which John Dyed Ao Dom 1525." 
It seems probable that, when the priory at King's Hatfield was de- 
stroyed at the dissolution of the monasteries in 1538, their bodies were 
removed to Sawbridgeworth. 
Children by first wife:J 

i. Philip, 18 d. young. 

ii. Nicholas, b. in 1498; d. between Feb. 1503/4 and 1524. 

Children by second wife: 

21. iii. Thomas, b. abt. 1507. 

iv. Jane or Joan, d. in 1569; bur. in the church at Burnham, co. 

Bucks; m. Sir Nicholas Wentworth of Lillingstone-Lovell, co. 

Bucks, Knight, s. of Henry and Joan (FitzSymonds). Children: 

1. Peter, b. before 1530. 2. Henry, b. before 1530. 3. Clare, 

b. in or before 1530. 4. Paul. 
v. Anne, m. after 1530 John Bagott or Bagshott of Blofield, co. 

Norfolk, Esq. 

20. Ralph" Josselyn (John, 16 Jeffrey, 1 * Jeffrey 1 *), of Much or Great Can- 
field, co. Essex, the testator of 1525, born about 1475, died after 30 
May 1525. He married Elizabeth Cornish, daughter and coheiress 
of William, who survived him, and, with her daughter Agnes, was a 
legatee in the will of Philippa Josselyn, widow of John (19) of High 
Roding, co. Essex, dated 15 Oct. 1530. Ralph Josselyn was heir in 
reversion to the lands of this John of High Roding, his second cousin, 
in case of the death of John's sons and nephews without male issue. 
He was taxed on goods valued at £26 in 1523/4 and 1524—5; and his 
widow was taxed on lands valued at 40s. a year from 1542 to 1546, 
after which no record of her has been found. He probably held his 
lands in Great Canfield of John Josselyn (19). 
Children: 

i. Agnes, 18 b. abt. 1499; d. after 1558; m. Sir John Wiseman of 
Canfield, co. Essex, Knight, who d. 17 Aug. 1558, s. of William 
and Mary (Glascock). He was one of the auditors to King Henry 
VIII, and bought Great Canfield Park, with lands lying in Great 
and Little Canfield, Takeley, and King's Hatfield (or Hatfield- 
Broad-Oak), co. Essex. He and his wife are buried in the church 
of Great Canfield. Children: 1. John, m. Margery Waldegrave, 
dau. of Sir William of co. Suffolk, Knight; four children. 2. 
William, d. s.p. 3. A son, d. s.p. 4. Robert, gentleman pen- 
sioner to Queen Elizabeth, d. s.p.: m. five times. 5. Thomas, 
d. in July 1563; bur. at Chelmsford, co. Essex. 6. Philippa, m. 
(1) William Glascock of Minchins in Great Dunmow, co. Essex; 
m. (2) after 1558 Andrew Pascall; six children by first husband. 

• They were ancestors of Thomas Bradbury, the emigrant to New England. 

t Vide supra, p. 241. 

t The Genealogist, New Series, vol. 3, pp. 141-142. 



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7. Margaret, m. (1) Everard; m. (2) Church. 8. 

Margery, m. (1) John Pascal! of Great Baddow, co. Essex; m. (2) 

Reade. 9. Clemence, m. Richard Everard of Waltham, 

co. Essex, s. of Richard and Mary (Wood): six children. 10. 
Katherine, m. Thomas Young of Youngs Newland in Roxwell, co. 

Essex, s. of Thomas and (Stevens).* 11. Anne, m. (1) 

John Lindsell; m. (2) after 1558 John Glascock of Roxwell, co. 
Essex. 

ii. Phtlip, of Much or Great Canfield, co. Essex, b. abt. 1501; heir to 
his father's freehold lands and to the tenement called Caldres and 
Cokmemys; taxed in 1543 for goods valued at £10. 
22. iii. Ralph, b. abt. 1503. 

iv. Nicholas, b. abt. 1506; under twenty-one years of age when his 
father made his will in 1525. 

v. Dents (dau.), b. abt. 1508; living unm. in 1525. 

21 . Sir Thomas 18 Josselyn (John, 17 George, 16 Thomas, 1 * Jeffrey™) , of Hide Hall 
in Sawbridgeworth, co. Herts, and of Newhall Josselyn in High Roding, 
co. Essex, Knight, the testator of 1561, was born about 1507, being 
eighteen years of age at the time of his father's death, f and died 24 Oct. 
1562. He married, in 1524, Dorothy Gates, the testatrix of 1579, 
who died before 11 Feb. 1582/3, daughter of Sir Jeffrey of High 
Roding, co. Essex, Knight, by bis wife Elizabeth Clopton, daughter of 
Sir William of Kentwell, co. Suffolk, Knight. Sir John Gates, Knight, 
brother of Dorothy (Gates) Josselyn, was captain of the Guard of 
Edward VI, chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, and a member of 
the Privy Council. Sir Thomas, after the suppression of the monas- 
teries, bought of Henry VIII, 28 Apr. 1540, the manor of Cowickbury 
in Sheering, co. Essex, for £314. 4s. 4d. This he sold in 1556. In 
1540 he received from the King a grant of the manor of Bromeshobury 
in Hatfield-Broad-Oak, co. Essex. He bought the manor of High 
Roding in 1553-4. He also had lands in Aythorpe-Roding and Can- 
field, co. Essex, and in Sawbridgeworth, co. Herts, he had the ances- 
tral estate of Hide Hall. He was created Knight of the Bath at the 
coronation of Edward VI., 20 Feb. 1547/8. He and his wife lie 
buried in the Sawbridgeworth church. 
Children: 

i. Mabt, u b. abt. 1525; living in 1561; m. (1) John Keble; m. (2) 
before 1561 John Glascock of Notley and of Powers Hall, 
Witham, co. Essex, s. of Richard and Grace (Musgrave). Child 
by second husband: 1. Martha, m. Edmond Aleyne of Hatfield- 
Peverel, co. Essex, e. of John and Elizabeth (Alabaster). 

ii. Richard, of Hide Hall in Sawbridgeworth, co. Herts, and of New- 
hall Josselyn in High Roding, co. Essex, b. abt. 1526-7; d. in Sept. 
1575; J m. (1) Alice Shelton, dau. of Sir John, Knight, and 
Margaret (Parker); m. (2) Anne Lucas, dau. of Thomas, Esq., 
and Mary (Jermyn) of Bury St. Edmunds and Little Homing- 
sheath, co. Suffolk. Anne m. (2) Higham, d. at Hide Hall 

in Apr. 1604 ? and was bur. in the chancel of the Sawbridgeworth 
church. Children by second wife: 1. Jane or Joan 20 (twin), b. in 
1561 ; m. abt. 1587§ Francis Reeve of Hubbard Hall in Harlow, co. 

* Thomas Young, son of Thomas and Katherine (Wiseman) (20, i, 10), married 
Parnell Hun wick, daughter and coheiress of William; and Thomas Young, son of 
Thomas and Parnell (Hun-wick), married Elizabeth Elliot, daughter and heiress of 
Edward and Jane (Gedge) of Newlands Hall in Roxwell. The father and grandfather 
of Thomas Josselyn (28), the emigrant to New England, held their lands in Roxwell 
of this Edward Elliot. 

t Inquisitions Post Mortem, Chancery Series 2, vol. 45, no. 9. (Public Record 
Office, London.) 

X Inquisitions Post Mortem, Wards and Liveries, vol. 17, no. 47. (Public Record 
Office, London.) 

§ Chancery Depositions, Elizabeth to Charles I, J. 5/3. (Public Record Office, 
London.) 

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Essex,'b. abt. 1561, living in 1637,* s. of William and Rose (Army- 
ger); no issue. 2. Mary (twin), b. in 1561, m. Thomas Pellett 
of Bignor, co. Sussex; two children. 3. Richard, b. in 1564;f 
bur. at Sawbridgeworth in Oct. 1605;* m. at St. Dunstan's in the 
West, London, 15 July 1595, Joyce Atkinson, dau. of Robert of 
the Loner Temple, London, by his wife Joyce (Ashfield); she 
survived him and m. (2) William Bennett; three children, the 
eldest s., Robert, 21 being ancestor of the earls of Roden, whose 
family name is Jocelyn. 4. Winifred, b. in 1571; m. Sylvester 
Dodsworth. 5. Keyte, b. abt. 1573; d. young. 6. John, b. abt. 
1575; d. in 1613/14;* m. abt. 1599 Elizabeth Wiseman, who d. 
in 1629,§ dau. of William and Mary (Cooke) of Mayland, co. 
Essex; he matriculated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, in the 
autumn of 1589; was of Hide Hall, Sawbridgeworth, which he had 
leased of his brother Richard, and of Gray's Inn, London; five 
children.ll 
iii. Thomas, b. abt. 1528; d. s.p. after 1561; matriculated at Queen's 

College, Cambridge, in the autumn of 1545. 
iv. John, the testator of 19 July 1602; b. abt. the end of 1529 [1529/30]; 
d. 28 Dec. 1603; bur. in the church of High Roding, co. Essex, 
where a monument with a very laudatory inscription was erected 
to his memory. He matriculated at Queen's College, Cambridge, 
in the autumn of 1545, took his degree of B.A. in 1548/9, was made 
a fellow of his college m 1549, and took his degree of M.A. in 1552. 
He was lecturer in Latin at Queen's in 1551-2, lecturer in Greek 
in 1551-2 and in 1555-6, dean of philosophy in 1552, and bursar 
in 1555-1557. He resigned his fellowship in 1557, and in 1558 
became Latin secretary to Archbishop Parker, under whose 
direction he collected the material for "De Antiquitate Britan- 
nicae Ecclesiae, " published by that prelate in 1572. He was one 
of the earliest students of Anglo-Saxon, and in conjunction with 
the Archbishop's son, John, compiled an Anglo-Saxon and Latin 
Dictionary. He also wrote the "Lives of the Archbishops" and 
the "History of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge." In 1560 
the Archbishop made him a prebend of Hereford Cathedral, an 
office which he resigned in 1577, when the Archbishop gave him 
the living of Hollingbourne, co. Kent. In his will he bequeathed 
£100 for the founding of a Hebrew lectureship at Queen's College, 
and placed on record his dislike of the Church of Rome.Y 
v. Leonard, b. in 1530; d. s.p. before 1561. 

vi. Jane, b. abt. 1532; d. before 1602; m. (1) Richard Kelton; m. 
(2), as his third wife, Roger Harlakenden** of Earl's Colne, co. 

* Chancery Depositions, Elizabeth to Charles I, J. 5/3. (Public Record Office.) 

t Inquisitions Post Mortem, Chancery Series 2, voL 173, no. 43. (Public Record 
Office, London.) 

J His original will is in the Commissary Court of London for Essex and Herts 
[Somerset House], 1614. 

§ Her original will is in the Court of the Archdeaconry of Colchester [Somerset 
House], 1629/30, no. 22. 

II These five children were: 1. John, 11 born at Sawbridgeworth in 1602; died in 
1670; married Mary Alein, daughter of Nathaniel of Stunner, co. Essex, and had issue; 
he matriculated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, in the spring of 1622, and resided at 
Feering, co. Essex; in his will (P.C.C., Penn, 166) he states that he, his father, and his 
son Nathaniel were all educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, mentions the found- 
ing of a Hebrew lectureship by his great-uncle and godfather, John Josselyn (21, iv), 
and makes Rev. Ralph Josselin, the diarist (27, iii), a distributor of his charities. 2. 
Thomas, died in 1639; matriculated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, in the spring of 
1619; A.B., 1622/3; A.M., 1626; vicar of Mayland, co. Essex. 3. Edward, of Col- 
chester, co. Essex, living in 1672; married and had issue. 4. Robert, of Colchester, 
co. Essex, died in 1649; either he or his brother Edward was probably the " Cosin 
Josselin" mentioned by Rev. Ralph Josselin in his diary under date of 7 Sept. 1646 
(vide supra, p. 234). 5. Martha, married William Pennoyer and had issue; for the 
wills of William Pennoyer and Martha, his widow, vide Register, vol. 45, pp. 158-160, 
or Waters's Genealogical Gleanings in England, vol. 1, pp. 504-506. 
1 Cf. the sketch of his life in the Dictionary of National Biography. 
** Grandfather of Roger Harlakenden, of Mabel, wife of Gov. John Haynes, and of 
Dorothy, wife of Deputy-Gov. Samuel Symonds, all emigrants to New England. 



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Essex, and of co. Kent, who d. in 1602, s. of John and Joan 
(Phillips). 

23. vii. Henry, b. at Willingale-Doe, co. Essex, abt. 1540. 
viii. EdWabd, of Loddington, co. Northampton, b. abt. 1548 and bapt. 

by Archbishop Cranmer, King Edward VI being his godfather; 
d. 15 Apr. 1627;* m. Mary Lambe, who d. 22 Feb. 1614/15, 
dau. and heiress of John of co. Middlesex. Children: 1. 
Mary* m. Peter Gates of London; had issue. 2. Henry, of 
Oakington, co. Cambridge, d. s.p. between 1653/4 and 1657.t 
3. John, a. young. 4. Thomas, d. s.p. 5. Winifred, m. John 
Syday of Bures-Mount, co. Essex; had issue. 6. Jane, d. abt. 
1637, administration on her estate being granted to her brother 
Henry 4 Nov. 1637. 7. Dorothy, living in 1653/4; m. (1) Richard 

Stubbins; m. (2) Martin; had issue. 8. Anne,m. 

Lovett; had issue. 9. Elizabeth, living unm. 11 June 1657, 
when she proved her brother Henry's m 

22. Ralph 18 Josselyn' (Ralph, 17 John, 1 ' Jeffrey, 1 * Jeffrey 14 ), of Much or 

Great Canfield, co. Essex, and later probably of Fyfield, co. Essex, 
born about 1503, probably died before 1546, as his name is not found 
in the very complete subsidy for that year, although the names of his 
mother and his sons appear. No will or administration of his estate 
is now extant. The name of his wife is unknown. 
Children: 

i. Simon, u the testator of 1577/8, b. abt. 1523; d. between 15 Mar. 
1577/8 and 3 Feb. 1578/9; m. at Fyfield, co. Essex, 12 pet. 1544, 
Margaret Poole, who survived him. He was taxed in Fyfield 
in the subsidy for 1546 on goods valued at £20, and shortly there- 
after moved to Felstead, co. Essex, abt. ten miles north from 
Fyfield. Children: 1. Ralph,™ heir to his father's lands, b. and 
bapt. 5 Dec. 1546; in the subsidies for Felstead as late as 1620. 
2. John, b. abt. 1550; living in 1577/8. 3. Jeffrey, b. abt. 
1555; living in 1576/7, when he was mentioned in the will of his 
father, and in 1604/5, when he was mentioned in the will of his first 
cousin, Thomas Josselyn (24, ii) of Rochford, co. Essex, who re- 
mitted a debt owed by him. 

24. ii. John, b. abt. 1525. 

iii. Agnes, b. abt. 1527; m. at Fyfield, co. Essex, 14 Sept. 1544, John 
Tornishe. 

23. Henry 19 Josselyn (Sir Thomas, 1 * John, 17 George, 16 Thomas, 15 Jeffrey 1 *), 

of Torrell's Hall in the parish of WilKngale-Doe, co. Essex, Esq., the 
testator of 1587, born at Willingale-Doe about 1540, was buried in 
the church there 25 Aug. 1587. He married, about 1562, Anne 
Torrell, born abt. 12 Dec. 1542,$ died 30 May 1589,§ daughter and 
heiress of Humphrey and Alice (Leventhorp) of Torrell's Hall in 
West Thurrock and Torrell's Hall or Shellow-Torrell in the parish of 
Willingale-Doe, co. Essex. This latter property was formerly called 
Shellow-Jocelyn, and was at one time held by Jeffrey Josselyn (12). 
Children: 

i. Humphrey,* b. abt. 1563; d. s.p. between 1579, when he was men- 
tioned in his grandmother's will, and 1587, when he was not 
mentioned in his father's will. 

ii. Mary, b. abt. 1565; m. (1), by licence dated 18 June 1583, Edward 
Harris of Southminster, co. Essex, s. of William and Anne 
(Rutter): m. (2) Sir Robert Leigh of Chingford, co. Essex, 
Knight, b. abt. 1567, d. 18 June 1622, s. of Robert; m. (3) Sir 

* His will, proved 26 Apr. 1627, is in P.C.C., Skinner, 42. 
t Hia will, proved 11 June 1657, is in P.C.C., Ruthen, 216. 
t Inquisitions Post Mortem, Chancery Series 2, vol. 70, fo. 22. 
§ 7b., vol. 224, fo. 44. Vide supra, p. 24, for record of administration on her estate 
is 1591. 



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25. iii. 
iv. 



v. 
vi. 



vu. 



vui. 



IX. 

x. 

xi. 

xii. 



Ralph Canteell of Hemingstone and Bury St. Edmunds, "co. 
Suffolk, Knight, a. of Ralph and Anne (Silhsder). Children by 
first husband: 1. Anne. 2. Arthur, d. in 1589. Children by 
second husband: 3. Robert. 4. Thomas. 5. Edward. 6. Mary. 
7. Elizabeth. 8. Grace. 9. A daughter. 

Thomas, b. abt. 1567. 

Grace, b. abt. 1569; living in 1602; m. William Ball of Cam- 
bridge. Children: 1. Thomas. 2. Edward, living in 1653/4.* 
3. Dudley, m. George Evelyn. 4. Anne, m. Ratcliffe Todd of 
Stunner, co. Essex; living, with her husband and dau. Anne, 
in 1653/4.* 

Anne, b. abt. 1571; living in 1653/4; d. s.p.; m. Roger Higham of 
Cowlidge near Newmarket, co. Cambridge. 

Francis, b. abt. 1573; d., probably s.p., before 9 Mar. 1618/19, 
when administration on his estate was granted to his brother 
Anthony; m. after 1604 Lady Margaret (Ttrrell) (Daniel) 
Fitch, who was bur. at Chignal St. James, co. Essex, 27 Dec. 
1613, dau. and coheiress of Edmund Tyrrell of the Beeches in 
Rawreth, co. Essex, and widow of John Daniel and of Sir Francis 
Fitch, Knight (who d. 2 Oct. 1604). Francis Josselyn matricu- 
lated at Jesus College, Cambridge, at Christmas 1592. He was 
of Crundon Park, Orsett, co. Essex, at the time of his death. 

Henry, b. abt. 1575; d. s.p. in 1606; matriculated at Jesus College, 
Cambridge, at Christmas 1592; B.A. 1595/6; M.A. 1599; a 
fellow of the College. 

Winifred, b. abt. 1577; living in 1605, when she was mentioned in 
her brother Christopher's will; m. after 1602 Thomas or Richard 
Scott. Child: 1. Mary. 

Anthony, b. abt. 1579; d. in 1648; living unm. in 1627. 

Elizabeth, b. abt. 1581; m. after 1605 John Yardley. 

Christopher, of High Roding, co. Essex, gentleman, the testator 
of 1605, b. abt. 1583; d. s.p. abt. 1605. 

Katherine, b. abt. 1585; m. after 1605 John Hanson. Child: 1. 
Elizabeth. 



24. John 19 Josselyn {Ralph, 19 Ralph, 17 John, 1 " Jeffrey, 1 * Jeffrey 1 *), of Fyfield, 
Chignal-Smealy, and RoxwelL co. Essex, born about 1525, was buried 
at Roxwell 18 Feb. 1578/9. He married at Fyfield, 15 Jan. 1544/5, 
Alice Nevell, widow, probably the Widow Joslin who was buried at 
Roxwell 31 Jan. 1600/1. 

John Josselyn is first of record at Fyfield, where he lived for a year and 
a half, at least, after his marriage. Between 16 June 1546, when he 
is taxed at Fyfield, and 20 Apr. 1547, when he is taxed at Chignal- 
Smealy, he moved to the latter parish, six miles northeast from Fyfield, 
although one of his children was later baptized in the latter place, prob- 
ably having been born there while her mother was visiting relatives. 
At some time between 1551/2 and 1561 he moved to Roxwell, which 
lies between Fyfield and Chignal-Smealy, and there he lived the rest of 
his life. A glance at the map of Essex shows how close to the old an- 
cestral seats of the family this branch of it remained. Fyfield is six 
miles from Great Canfield, seven miles from Newhall Josselyn in 
High Roding (both parishes being in co. Essex), five miles from Hide 
Hall in Sawbridgeworth, co. Herts, and two miles from Torrell's 
Hall, anciently called Shellow-Jocelyn, in Willingale-Doe, co. Essex. 
Roxwell is six miles from Newhall Josselyn, ten miles from Hide Hall, 
two miles from Torrell's Hall, seven miles from Great Canfield, and 
five miles from Fyfield. By a fine dated 1 and 18 May 1573 John 
Josselyn acquired of William Water the property called Bollinghatch in 
Newland hamlet in the parish of Roxwell, consisting of a house, gar- 



* Will of Henry Josselyn, a cousin, 1653/4. (P.C.C., Ruthen, 216.) 



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den, orchard, one hundred and forty acres of land, ten acres of meadow, 
ten acres of pasture, and ten acres of wood. This property, now 
called Boldinghatch, lies about two miles northeast from the church at 
Roxwell and about half a mile from Good Easter, co. Essex, where in 
the next generation a kinsman of John Josselyn, Rev. Jeffrey Josslyn,* 
held the living for fifty years. John Josselyn held Bollinghatch of the 
manor of Newland Hall, the lord of the manor, Edward Elliot, being a 
connection by marriage, his daughter Elizabeth having married 
Thomas Young, third cousin of John Josselyn.f At the time of his 
death John Josselyn also held of the Queen a house and land called 
Searles in Roxwell, with other land in Roxwell held of the manor of 
Fambridge End and land called Thistledowns in Shellow-Bowels and 
Willingale-Doe held of Henry Josselyn (23) as of his manor of Torrell's 
Hall. 
Children: 

i. Helenora, 20 b. and bapt. at Fyfield, co. Essex, 1 Feb. 1545/6. 

ii. Thomas, of Rochford, co. Essex, yeoman, the testator of 1604/5, b. 
abt. 1548; d. s.p. between 5 Mar. 1604/5 and 12 Dec. 1606; m. 

(1) Sames, widow of Henry of Totham, co. Essex; m. (2) 

Margaret ( — ) (Taynter) Nuttall, widow of Tainter 

and Nuttall. She was the testatrix of 1619, and d. be- 
tween 11 Oct. 1619 and 8 Feb. 1619/20. Thomas Josselyn was 
heir to his father's lands, and it is to his will that we owe our 
knowledge of his father's family. He was a staunch Puritan, as 
his bequests to Puritan ministers show. 

iii. Alice, bapt. at Fyfield, co. Essex, 13 Jan. 1549/50; probably d. 
s.p. before 1604/5; m. at Roxwell, co. Essex, 29 Nov. 1566, 
Peter Saul. 

iv. Richard, b. probably at Chignal-Smealy, co. Essex, abt. 1552; d. 
s.p.; bur. at Roxwell, co. Essex, 21 Dec. 1579. 

v. John the Elder, of Mountnessing, co. Essex, yeoman, the testator 
of 21 Apr. 1602, b. probably at Chignal-Smealy, co. Essex, abt. 
1554; d. between 21 Apr. and 8 June 1602; m. at Roxwell, co. 
Essex, 13 Sept. 1579, Joan Weld, who d. before him. Children: 
1. Mary, 21 m. Richard Dane; mentioned with her husband and 
three children in the will of her brother Henry in 1611; three 
children. 2. Henry, the testator of 1611, d. s.p. between 16 and 
30 July 1611. 3. John the Elder, living in 1620/l.J 4. Joan, 
probably d. before 1611. 5. John the Younger, citizen and mer- 
chant tailor of London on 30 Jan. 1620/1, when he was plaintiff 
in a chancery suit 4 
26. vi. Ralph, b., probably at Chignal-Smealy, co. Essex, abt. 1556. 

vii. Joan, b. probably at Chignal-Smealy, co. Essex, abt. 1558; living 
in 1604/5 ;§ m. at Roxwell, co. Essex, 8 July 1576, Robert Lee 
or Lees, who was living in 1604/5.§ Children: 1. Joan (prob- 
ably dau. of 24, vii), m. Edmund Thornton of Shopland, co. 
Essex; both were living in 1604/5.§ 2. Rose (probably dau. of 
24, vii), m. John Elliott of Little Stambridge, co. Essex; both 
were living in 1604/5.§ 3. Lydia, living in 1604/5.§ 
viii. Elizabeth, b., probably at Chignal-Smealy, co. Essex; abt. 1559-60; 
living in 1604/5;§ m. Sumner. They had issue.§ 

* This Puritan clergyman is called " kinsman " in the will of Thomas Josselyn (24, 
ii), but the relationship between the two men is not quite clear. The clergyman 
may possibly have been the son Jeffrey mentioned in the will of Simon, son of Ralph 
(22), or he may have been one of the descendants of Jeffrey, son of John (18). If he 
■was the son of Simon, who was the Jefferye Joslyn to whom Thomas (24, ii) remitted a 
debt in his will? Rev. Jeffrey Josslyn entered Jesus College, Cambridge, at Easter 
1571, was made B.A. in 1574/5 and M.A. in 1578, was vicar of Shellow-Bowels, 1581- 
1585, and of Good Easter, 1585-1635, both in co. Essex, and died in 1635. 

t Vide supra, p. 243, footnote. 

t Chancery Proceedings, James I, Bundle I. 1, no. 43. (Public Record Office, 
London.) 

§ Mentioned in the will of Thomas Josselyn (24, ii), dated 5 Mar. 1604/5. 



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ix. Simon, bapt. at Roxwell, co. Essex, 12 Oct. 1561; d. s.p. abt. Jan. 

1643/4. 
x. John the Younger, of Rivenhall, co. Essex, husbandman, the 

testator of 1596/7, bapt. at Roxwell, co. Essex, 27 Nov. 1563; d. 

between 7 Feb. and 17 Mar. 1596/7; m. Mart Cave, who survived 

him, dau. of Thomas. Children: 1. John, 21 living in 1604/5, 
. when he is mentioned in his uncle Thomas's will. 2. Mary. 
xi. Philippa, bapt. at Roxwell, co. Essex, 21 Aug. 1566; living in 

1604/5, when she is mentioned in the will of her brother Thomas; 

m. John Goodat, who was living in 1611, when he is named as 

overseer of the will of Henry Josselyn (24, v, 2), his wife's nephew. 
xii. A daughter, m. Batllie. She and her three younger and 

minor children are mentioned in the will of her brother Thomas 

in 1604/5. 

25. Sir Thomas 20 Josselyn (Henry, 1 * Sir Thomas, 1 * John, 17 George, 1 ' 
Thomas lb Jeffrey 1 *), of Torrell's Hall in Willingale-Doe, co. Essex, 
Knight, was born about 1567.* The date of bis death has not been 
discovered. He married first, at Hatfield-Broad-Oak, co. Essex, in 
Apr. 1589, Dorothy (Frank) Scott, who died 17 May 1602, daughter 
of John and Cicely Frank of Hatfield-Broad-Oak and widow of George 
Scott, by whom she had two daughters; and secondly, about 1603, 
Theodora (Cooke) Bere, who was buried at Bexley, co. Kent, 13 
Aug. 1635, daughter of Edmund Cooke of Lesnes Abbey, Erith, and 
Mount Mascall, Bexley, co. Kent, by his wife Elizabeth (daughter 
and coheiress of John Nichols), and widow of Clement Bere of Dart- 
ford, co. Kent, by whom she had two sons and a daughter. The first 
marriage of Sir Thomas took place two months after the death of his 
wife's first husband, in her father's house, during the absence of her 
parents,! by a strange minister, contrary to the law of the Church, 
which made it obligatory for the couple to be married in the parish 
church of one of the parties, by the vicar or rector thereof, or by licence. 
Because of these circumstances both bride and groom were excommu- 
nicated, and the sentence of excommunication was not removed until 
15 Oct. 15904 Sir Thomas was knighted by King James I on 11 May 
1603. He lived at Torrell's Hall in Wilhngale-Doe, co. Essex, at 
Littleport in the Isle of Ely, co. Cambridge, in 1622, and probably 
also on his second wife's property in co. Kent. He was appointed by 
Sir Ferdinando Gorges deputy-governor of all his possessions in New 
England, and sailed to New England in the ship Nicholas, arriving at 
Black Point, in what is now the State of Maine, 14 July 1638.§ He 
returned to England before 3 September 1639. 

Children by first wife: 
i. Torrell, 21 b. 28 May 1590; of Moynes Hall, Holywell, co. Hunt- 
ingdon, in 1649, when he had a lawsuit with two of his sister 
Anne's children and their husbands; m. (1) in 1616 Elizabeth 
Brooke, b. in 1596, d. 21 Oct. 1622, dau. of Sir Richard of Nor- 
ton, co. Chester, Knight, by his wife Joan Chaderton, dau. of Wil- 
liam, Bishop of Lincoln;|| m. (2) at Stepney, co. Middlesex, 5 Mar. 

* Inquisitions Post Mortem, Chancery Series 2, vol. 224, fo. 44. The Trelawney 
Papers say that he was 78 in 1638, a statement which would place his birth in 1560. 

t Chancery Proceedings, Elizabeth, Bundle I. 12, no. 18, and Bundle J. 5, no. 60. 
(Public Record Office, London.) 

± Vide supra, p. 227. 

§ Cf. The Trelawney Papers. 

f| Fearing that she would not survive her child's birth (she lived only nine days 
thereafter), Elizabeth (Brooke) Josselyn wrote a touching letter to her unborn child, in 
which she gently but earnestly exhorted her son or daughter to piety and good conduct. 
To this was prefixed a letter to her husband, giving him sensible advice on bringing 
up the child. In 1624 these letters were published under the title: The Mother's Leg- 
acie to her Unborne Childe, and other editions followed. Cf. Dictionary of National 
Biography. 



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1632/3, by licence of that date, Elizabeth (Jacob) Wilmer of 
Stratford-by-Bow, co. Middlesex, b. abt. 1596, dau. of Abraham 
Jacob of London and widow of Thomas Wilmer of Stifford, co. 
Essex, and Stratford-by-Bow. Child by first wife: 1. Theo- 
dora, 12 b. 12 Oct. 1622; m. Samuel Fortrey, to whom her half 
uncle, John Josselyn (25, xiv), dedicated his book entitled "New- 
Englands Rarities Discovered." 

ii. Dorothy, b. abt. 1592; d. s.p. in 1613; bur. in the chancel of the 
church of Willingale-Doe, co. Essex; m. Thomas Brewster of 
the Middle Temple, London, and of BurwelL co. Lincoln, s. of 
John and Tamsen (Peirce). 

ill. Henry, b. abt. 1593; d. young. 

iv. Henry, b. abt. 1594; d. young. » 

v. Anne, b. abt. 1595; m. Sir William Mildmay, Knight. Children: 

1. Robert. 2. John. 3. . 4. Anne, m. (1) 

Bigg; m. (2) Henry Glisson, physician. 5. Elizabeth, m. Samuel 
Peck. 6. Jane, d. young. 7. Dorothy. 

vi. Thomas, b. abt. 1596; d. s.p. at Bergen op Zoom, Holland, in 1635. 

vii. Elizabeth, b. abt. 1597; m. Francis Netle. Children: 1. 
Francis. 2. John. 3. Mary. 

viii. Mary, b. abt. 1598; d. s.p. 

ix. Frances, b. 26 Mar. 1600; m. Rev. Clement Vincent. 

x. Edward (twin), b. abt. Jan. 1601/2;* d. at Smyrna in 1648; m. in 
the Kingdom of Georgia a native of that country. Child: 1. 
Dorothy. 2 * 

xi. Benjamin (twin), b. abt. Jan. 1601/2; living in Feb. 1622/3.* 

Children by second wife: 

xii. Theodora, bapt. 25, Sept. 1604. 

xhi. Henry, b. abt. 1606; d. in Maine in New England shortly before 
10 May 1683; m. Margaret Cammock, widow of Capt. Thomas, 
his intimate friend, who in 1640 conveyed to him, at his death, all 
save five hundred acres of his lands at Black Point, Scarborough, 
Me. Margaret Josselyn was living as late as 12 May 1680. 
Henry Josselyn was a student at Corpus Christi College, Cam- 
bridge, in 1623. He was sent by Capt. John Mason to New 
England, where he arrived as early as 1634. By 1638 he had 
settled at Black Point. In 1636 he was appointed by Sir Ferdi- 
nando Gorges steward-general, and in 1645 became deputy- 
governor of Maine. He took the oath of allegiance to the Massa- 
chusetts Bay government in 1658, and in 1661 was appointed by 
King Charles H one of the commissioners to have charge of the 
Province. Owing to the Indian raids he moved from Black Point 
to Pemaquid, Me. He is not known to have had any children, t 

xiv. John, b. abt. 1608; d. s.p. after 1675. He was a traveller, writer, 
and naturalist. He sailed with his father for New England in the 
ship Nicholas, alias the New Supply, arriving in July 1638, 
visited his brother Henry at Black Point, and returned to England 
in Oct. 1639. He made the voyage to New England again in 
1663, staying with his brother until Dec. 1671, when he went back 

* In Feb. 1622/3 Benjamin and Edward, sons of Sir Thomas Josselyn by bis wife 
Dorothy Frank, sued the executor of their uncle, Peter Frank, for a bequest left to 
them, being two of the nine children of said Dorothy. They stated that they came of 
age ' ' about a month ago, " and therefore they were born about Jan. 1601 /2. (Chancery 
Proceedings, James I, Bundle 1. 2, no. 13.) The date 19 May 1602 is given in the intro- 
duction by Professor Tuckerman to his edition of John Josselyn's New-Englands 
Rarities Discovered, published in Boston in 1865, but, if their mother died 17 May 
1602, this can hardly be correct. 

t For Henry Josselyn (25, xiii) vide Registeb, vol. 2, pp. 204-206, vol. 11, pp. 31-34, 
and vol. 40, pp. 290-293. Cf. also Dictionary of National Biography. 

A Henry Josselyn married (1) at Gloucester, Mass., 4 June 1678, Bridget Day, 
who died 7 Sept. 1684; married (2) at Gloucester, 9 Nov. 1685, Mary Lambert. He 
was living at Gloucester as late as 1721. Children: 1. Henry. 2. Ebenezer. 3. 
Margaret. 4. Mary. 5. Constantine. 6. Benjamin. 7. Mercy. His parentage 
is unknown. 



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to England. In 1672 he published his book entitled "New- 
Englands Rarities Discovered: in Birds, Beasts, Fishes, Serpents, 
and Plants of that Country."* He also wrote "An Account of 
Two Voyages to New-England," of which two editions (in 1674 
and 1675) were published in his lifetime.! 
xv. Thomaztne, b. abt. 1610. 

26. Ralph 20 Josselyn (John, 19 Ralph, 13 Ralph, 11 John, 11 Jeffrey, 1 * Jeffrey 1 *), 
of Roxwell, co. Essex, yeoman, the testator of 1626, born probably at 
Chignal-Smealy, co. Essex, about 1556, was buried at Roxwell 19 Mar. 
1631/2. He married first, at Roxwell, 21 May 1583, Mart Bright; 

and secondly Dorothy , who survived him and was buried at 

Roxwell 16 Oct. 1634. 
Children: | 

27. i. John," b. abt. 1584. 

ii. Mary, bapt. at Roxwell, co. Essex, 4 Sept. 1586; living 9 May 1622, 
when she is mentioned in a Chancery deposition;! m. (1) Thomas 
Sbarle of Northweald Basset, co. Essex; m. (2) before 9 May 
1622 John Benton of co. Norfolk. She had issue by her second 
husband. 

iii. Agnes or Anne, bapt. at Roxwell, co. Essex, 25 Aug. 1588; living 
in 1642, when she is mentioned m the will of her brother Joseph; 
m. (1) at Roxwell, 30 Jan. 1616/17, Samuel Hutt; m. (2) 
Daniel Hudson of Epping, co. Essex, clothier, who was living 
in 1646. Children by second husband: 1. Daniel. 2. Simon. 
3. William. 4. Elizabeth 5. John. 

iv. Ralph, of Moreton, Roxwell, and Cranham, co. Essex, yeoman, the 
testator of 1656, bapt. at Roxwell 8 July 1590; d. between 21 Mar. 
1656/7 and 23 Dec. 1657; m. at Bobbingworth, co. Essex, 29 Nov. 
1626, Grace Leggate, whom he survived. He lived at Moreton 
for a few years after his marriage; but after his father's death, in 
accordance with the latter's will, he returned to Roxwell, where he 
and his famil y dwelt in his father's house, with his mother, his 
uncle Simon, and his sister Elizabeth. After his mother's death 
he removed to Cranham, where he occupied Cranham Hall until 
his death. In 1646 he was engaged in litigation with his brother 
Richard and brother-in-law Daniel Hudson, the executors of his 
brother Joseph's will, regarding some of their father's lands in 
Roxwell.|| _ In 1648 he was an elder elected by the congregation 
for the parish of Cranham. Children: 1. Ralph, n bapt. at More- 
ton 14 Dec. 1630; bur. there 15 Dec. 1630. 2. Samuel, bapt. at 
Moreton 19 Mar. 1631/2; bur. at Roxwell 20 Feb. 1634/5. 3. 
Anne, bapt. at Roxwell 9 Aug. 1633; bur. there 7 Apr. 1635. 4. 
Dorothy, b., probably at Cranham, abt. 1635; living unm. in 
1656. 5. Grace, b., probably at Cranham, abt. 1637; m. be- 
tween 27 Nov. 1656 and 21 Mar. 1656/7 Robert Johnson. 6. 
Elizabeth, b., probably at Cranham, abt. 1639; perhaps the Eliz- 
abeth who m. at Chelmsford, co. Essex, 23 Oct. 1657, Robert 
Lukyn. 

28. v. Thomas, probably b. at Roxwell, co. Essex, late in 1591. 

vi. Simon, of East Hanningfield, co. Essex, yeoman, the testator of 
1649, b. abt. 1594; d. between 28 Sept. 1649 and 6 Feb. 1655/6; 

m. (1) ; m. (2) at Roxwell, co. Essex, 2 Feb. 1629/30, 

Anne Avecroft or Ecroft, whom he survived, dau. of Peter, i 

* New-Englands Rarities has been reprinted with notes by Edward Tuckerman, 
Boston, 1865. 

t An Account of Two Voyages has been reprinted by the Massachusetts Historical 
Society (3 Collections, vol. 3) and again at Boston in 1865. 

t Lack of evidence makes it impossible to determine which wife was the mother of 
each child. 

Vide supra, p. 232. 
Vide supra, pp. 230-232. 

From the will of Simon Josselyn (vide supra, p. 30) it is to be inferred that he had 
two wives, and that his son Simon was his child by his first wife. 



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He and his brother Ralph were sued twice by their brother 
Richard and brother-in-law Daniel Hudson, who were executors 
of the will of Simon's brother Joseph.* In 1648 he was an elder 
elected by the congregation for the parish of East Hanningfield. 
Child by first wife: 1. Simon,* 2 b. not later than 1628; living in 
1655/6, when he proved his father's will; devisee of the ancestral 
farm of Bollinghatch. Children by second wife, all living in 
1649: 2. Peter, b. abt. 1631. 3. Anne, b. abt. 1633. 4. Sarah, 
b. abt. 1635. 5. Grace, b. abt. 1637. 

vii. Dorothy, b. abt. 1596; bur. at Roxwell, co. Essex, 17 Jan. 1606/7. 

viii. RiCHABD, of Roxwell and of Epping, co. Essex, yeoman, b. abt. • 
1598; living in 1656, when he witnessed his brother Ralph's will; 

m. (1) Anne , who was bur. at Roxwell 12 Nov. 1639; m. 

(2) . In 1646 he, with his brother-in-law, Daniel Hudson, 

brought suit against his brothers Ralph and Simon Josselyn.f 
Child by first wife: 1. Francis, 111 bapt. at Roxwell 14 Oct. 1637. 
Child by second wife: 2. Theba, bapt. at Roxwell 3 Oct. 1643. 

ix. Joseph, of Cranham, co. Essex, yeoman, the testator of 1642, bapt. 
at Roxwell, co. Essex, 6 June 1600; d. s.p. between 1 and 6 Dec. 
1645. 

x. Nathaniel, bapt. at Roxwell, co. Essex, 29 Sept. 1602; living in co. 
Norfolk in 1636 and 1639, when he is mentioned in the diary of his 
nephew, Rev. Ralph Josselin (27, iii); overseer of his brother 
Simon's will in 1649. 

xi. Elizabeth, bapt. at Roxwell, co. Essex, 23 Sept. 1604; living in 
1626, when she is mentioned in her father's will; probably d. 
before 7 Nov. 1642, as she is not mentioned in the will of her 
brother Joseph. 

27. John 21 Josselyn (Ralph,™ John, 19 Ralph, 18 Ralph, 17 John 16 Jeffrey, 16 
i , Jeffrey 1 *), of Chalk End in Roxwell, co. Essex, Bishops-Stortford, co. 

Herts, and Bumpstead, co. Essex, born about 1584, died at Bump- 
stead 28 Oct. 1635, and was buried there 30 Oct. 1635. He married 

first Anne , who was buried at Bishops-Stortford 29 Nov. 

1624; and secondly, about 1630, Helen , who survived him. 

His father gave him lands valued at £800, including Chalk End, 
which still exists as a name in Roxwell, but these he sold, and moved 
about 1619 to Bishops-Stortford, where he was a maltster. About 
1631 he moved to Bumpstead, where he engaged in farming and lost 
the rest of his estate. 
Children by first wife: 

i. Mary, 22 bapt. at Roxwell, co. Essex, 30 June 1611; probably d. 
young. 

ii. Dorothy, b. probably abt. 1613; living at Saffron-Walden, co. 
Essex, in 1645; perhaps m. HoDSON.t She had issue. 

iii. Rev. Ralph, vicar of Earl's Colne, co. Essex, the testator of 1683, 
b. at Chalk End in Roxwell, co. Essex, 26 Jan. 1616/17; d., 
probably at Earl's Colne, between 29 July and 5 Nov. 1683; 
m. at Olney, co. Bucks, 28 Oct. 1640, Jane Constable oi 
Olney, who survived him. He was prepared for college by Mr. 
Leigh of Bishops-Stortford, co. Herts, and entered Jesus College, 
Cambridge, as a pensioner, in 1633. He took his degree of B.A. 
in 1636/7, was usher in Mr. Neale's school at Dean, co. Beds, 
1637-1639, curate at Olney, co. Bucks, and assistant in the school, 
1639-40, was ordained deacon in Dec. 1639, and was made priest 
at Peterborough, co. Northampton, in Feb. 1639/40. He re- 
ceived the degree of M.A. at Cambridge in th